St. Paul, Minn.-based Cardiovascular Systems Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of all lots of its ViperSheath catheter sheath introducers amid concerns that the sheaths may stretch or fracture during use.
The federal judge overseeing the product liability multidistrict litigation over AstraZeneca LP's antipsychotic drug Seroquel has slapped down the plaintiffs' bid to videotape an expert's testimony outside the courtroom and threatened them with sanctions for wrongly filing the request as an emergency motion.
California's attorney general has targeted several major retailers — including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Sears Roebuck & Co. — for selling children's products that contain illegally high levels of lead, advising the stores to pull the products immediately.
A federal judge has refused to grant a new trial to an alleged doctor impersonator who was convicted of mail fraud and violating the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for selling fake cancer-treating drugs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Abbott Laboratories to remedy six violations related to its in vitro diagnostic products, describing the devices as adulterated under federal law.
A federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation on water contamination caused by methyl tertiary-butyl ether has tossed as time-barred 45 of the Orange County Water District's 60 claims accusing several oil companies of causing contamination by mishandling the gasoline additive.
A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death suit against Eli Lilly & Co., rejecting the plaintiff's bid to add a new expert after the judge excluded testimony from a psychiatrist for using flawed methods to show that Prozac caused a man to kill himself, his wife and his dog.
AstraZeneca LP is fighting a bid by the plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over Seroquel to videotape testimony from an expert witness instead of having him appear in court, which they argue would allow judges in two upcoming state court cases to rule on objections to questions that might be precluded under federal law.
After a grueling fight that has spanned many years and multiple courts, a district court judge has handed Asarco LLC back to its parent companies and put an end to the copper giant's stint in Chapter 11, as well as its asbestos liabilities.
A California state judge has certified a class of consumers in a suit alleging Abbott Medical Optics Inc. misled the public about the effectiveness of its contact lens solution Complete MoisturePlus, which was pulled from shelves in 2007.
Wyeth Inc. and Schwarz Pharma Inc. have prevailed again in a lawsuit that alleged the brand-name pharmaceutical companies should have warned consumers that a copycat version of their anti-heartburn medicine Reglan could cause an incurable neurological disorder.
A federal judge has tossed all claims against Hyundai Motor Co., and all but two state law claims against Hyundai Motor America, in a putative class action over allegedly defective subframes on Sonatas.
The judge overseeing multidistrict products liability litigation against Johnson & Johnson rejected a request to certify a nationwide class of patients who claim they suffered infections and other complications after undergoing surgical procedures that involved allegedly defective Panacryl sutures.
A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday in a dispute over whether the judge in charge of multidistrict litigation over the cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol was empowered to enjoin plaintiffs from filing similar product liability class actions against Bayer Corp. in West Virginia.
Innovative Delivery Systems Sports has become the latest dietary supplement producer to initiate a voluntary nationwide recall of several of its products, following notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that they contain steroids.
Marking another win for Bayer AG in the product liability multidistrict litigation over cholesterol drug Baycol, a federal appeals court panel on Friday upheld the exclusion of expert testimony and dismissed the claims of two plaintiffs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on the makers of caffeinated alcoholic beverages, the agency announced on Friday, citing safety and legal concerns.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned health care professionals about the risk of chondrolysis in patients who were given continuous intra-articular infusions of local anesthetics with elastomeric infusion devices to control post-surgical pain.
Louisiana residents who claim PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer LP didn't do enough to stave off a 2008 sulfuric acid leak at a PCS facility have asked a federal judge for class certification.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that five drugs manufactured by Genzyme Corp. could be contaminated with bits of steel and other foreign particles, but it is not pulling the drugs from shelves.