On March 31, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Mylan’s voluntary recall of the popular EpiPen brand of auto-injector medical device used to treat patients with severe allergies. This announcement came nearly two weeks after a similar recall was issued for the same devices in seven other countries. The recalls were a direct response to consumer complaints that the devices failed to operate as marketed.… Read More


Recently, issues were raised concerning the results of a clinical trial for the blood thinning drug Xarelto. It was discovered that a medical device used during the study was faulty and was later recalled. The effect this may have had on the study is especially concerning as more than 13 million prescriptions have been written for the drug nationwide.… Read More


By Michael A. Lesser, Esq. Posted on Sep 25, 2013               Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey Released in Germany in 1957 as an all-purpose sedative, but later widely used as a preventative treatment for “morning sickness,” Thalidomide caused an estimated 10,000 – 20,000 severe birth defects worldwide. The injuries associated with… Read More


By Marilyn T. McGoldrick, Esq. Posted on Sep 3, 2013  The first bellwether trial in the federal court Multi-District Litigation over Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Unit’s metal hip implants is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 9, 2013. The plaintiff is Ann McCracken, a woman from Rochester, New York who underwent a DePuy ASR XL Acetabular… Read More