ABC News with Diane Sawyer on Tuesday finally gave badly overdue mainstream media airtime to the tremendous injustice the Supreme Court has done to victims of generic drugs. More than 80 percent of prescription

Baby cured of HIV?

Baby cured of HIV?
Doctors announced Sunday March 3, 2013 that a baby from Miss. had been cured of an H.I.V. infection. This is the first time such a thing has occurred, a potentially fantastic development that could
Medtronic cooks Books
Medtronic has almost developed a corporate motif for its cooking the research books to reflect kindly on its own products. U.S. Senate investigators in Oct. 2012 said Medtronic paid doctors to manipulate Infuse studies
Januvia, Byetta cause Pancreatitis
According to the study published on Feb. 25, 2013 in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal, patients taking Januvia or Byetta were twice as likely as those who took other drugs to end up hospitalized
Is Bayer Bee Killer?
Scientists across the globe have searched for years to find out what is killing off the bees on which humanity as well as animal and plant life depend for  survival. Bees pollinate most of
FDA Duplicity: Generic Promo
The Cost of FDA Promotion In a Feb. 21, 2013 web site article titled “Generic Drugs: Same Medicine, Lower Cost,” the FDA promotes the use of generic drugs; but the article also hides a
A NJ jury reached a verdict in favor of a 47-year-old South Dakota woman today for $3.35 million for compensatory damages. The court is deciding now whether to go into the punitives phase in

NRDC fights Pebble Mine

NRDC fights Pebble Mine
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced today that thanks to donations from thousands of concerned supporters, a hard-hitting ad against the Pebble Mine – featuring NRDC Trustee Robert Redford – just appeared in
Plaintiffs won their second bellwether trial to date against Merck Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Fosamax. Merck has won most Fosamax trials so far, but it faces another 800 lawsuits in state and federal courts
Infuse trouble off-label
Mectronic’s Infuse might be effective in the one surgical use for which it was approved by the FDA – in the lumbar spine for single-level, frontal approach fusion surgeries – but its off-label use
First Actos Trial set for March
Matthews & Associates and Freese & Goss law firms' continue to aggressively litigate their Actos cases.  Richard Freese and his associates are busy taking depositions and reviewing thousands of pages of documents to build
Lawsuit calls Zoloft a Fraud
Pfizer is being sued by a woman who says the company’s popular anti-depressant Zoloft doesn’t work. Plaintiff Laura A. Plumlee claims that the drug failed to work in the three years she took it.
GE Infant Warmer Recall
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a Class I recall for GE Healthcare's resuscitation unit with blender, used with GE's Giraffe and Panda infant warmers. FDA defines Class I recalls as
Mock Mesh Trial in Calif.
Matthews & Associates Law Firm, along with the law firm of Freese and Goss, spent several days in Riverside, California last week in preparation for the first Transvaginal Mesh sling case to be tried
First Mesh Trial of 2013 in NJ
A woman who has required 18 revision surgeries after being implanted with transvaginal mesh will have her chance to be heard in court this week in New Jersey. Her trial against New-Jersey-based Johnson &