The popular type 2 diabetes drug canagliflozin, which goes by brand names Invokana, Invokamet and Invokamet XR, causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations, according to a safety announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week. The FDA initially released a safety alert raising the possibility of the increased risk […]

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Sometimes when an Employee is legitimately injured on the job, the claim may be denied by the Claims Administrator and/or Human Resource Department.  Even though the process may be frustrating and lengthy, it helps to understand the reasons why a claim may be denied. The following explanation will help you navigate the compensation process with […]

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The city of Savannah and Chatham Area Transit are being sued in two recent lawsuits over allegations that they were negligent in the collapse of a dock last year that resulted in injuries and millions in damages. Couples Howard and Anne Redlus and Bruce and Karen Adams filed two civil lawsuits in the State Court […]

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The revelation that New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady may have suffered several undisclosed concussions, including one last year during the team’s Super Bowl campaign, continues to raise questions about the safety and concussion protocols of the NFL. In an interview with CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, suggested that Brady […]

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With concussions remaining a major concern among NFL players, one former player has developed a program designed to save the sport of football by preventing head injuries. Former offensive lineman Scott Peters has built a business called Safe Football that teaches players techniques to maximize leverage and minimize head injuries by hitting with their hands […]

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  Nearly a third of drugs approved for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 2001 and 2010 were affected by major safety issues only identified after being available to patients, according to a new study released Tuesday. The May 9 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association analyzed the […]

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety announcement restricting the use of medications containing codeine or tramadol in children due to the potentially serious side effects, including difficulty breathing and death. The two drugs, which are opioids designed to treat pain and help control coughing, will undergo a series of labeling changes to […]

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Ethicon has expressed its opposition to a request that all federal lawsuits related to injuries caused by Physiomesh hernia mesh move to a single docket, according to a response submitted to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) last week. Plaintiffs filed a motion with the panel on March 9 saying that all pending […]

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