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Blog Posts in May, 2017

  • GSK Recalls Thousands of Inhalers with Defects

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a British pharmaceutical company, is recalling more than half a million asthma inhalers in a Level II voluntary recall. Ventolin HFA 200D inhalers have been recalled because of a possible malfunction with the delivery system of the medication. About 593,000 inhalers were recalled, including lots 6ZP0003, 6ZP9944, and 6ZP9848 in the United States. The recalled inhalers were ...
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  • TRT Manufacturer AbbVie Unable to Avoid Bellwether Trials

    On May 8, 2017, US District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly ruled on several matters regarding the upcoming MDL bellwether trials ( In e: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation) . AbbVie, the manufacturer of AndroGel, had filed motions to exclude expert testimony on causation and for summary judgment in an attempt to dismiss the cases based on a lack of sufficient causation ...
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  • Defibrillators Used in Patients Recalled

    St. Jude Medical defibrillators were implanted in patients even after a formal recall of the defective devices last year, according to a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The warning letter to St. Jude indicated the agency isn’t satisfied with the medical technology company’s response to problems at its Sylmar, California, plant. The problems with the device began years ...
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