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  • New Whistleblower Law

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 29-Nov-2012

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner I have represented whistleblowers for many years. A "whistleblower" is someone who reports fraud perpetrated against the government, typically by the company for whom the whistleblower works. It takes courage to report fraud by an employer, but it is this very courage that is needed to hold companies accountable for their ...
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  • Anticlotting Drug Pradaxa Allegedly Causing Deaths

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 5-Nov-2012

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Please read the front-page of the Business Day section of the New York Times (11/3, B1, Thomas, Subscription Publication, 1.23M), which reported that blockbuster anticlotting drug Pradaxa is producing deaths from unstoppable bleeding, and critics are taking aim at the FDA "because it allowed a potentially dangerous drug to be sold ...
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  • Merck to Settle Rofecoxib Class-Action Suit

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 5-Nov-2012

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner The AP (11/2) reported Merck & Co. Inc. announced Nov. 1 that it has "agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Missouri consumers" over its prescription painkiller Vioxx (rofecoxib). The FDA "approved Vioxx as a painkiller in May 1999," but the Justice Department "said Merck began marketing ...
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  • A Family Impacted by Compounding Pharmacy’s Tainted Medications Seeks to Transfer all Related Cases to A Minnesota Court

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 17-Oct-2012

    By Catherine Bertram, partner A family that filed a contaminated steroid case against New England Compounding Pharmacy asked the the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to transfer all federal compounding pharmacy cases to the U.S. District of Minnesota for consolidated pretrial proceedings. It is reported that attorneys for Brenda and Robert Bansale made this request in a filing earlier ...
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  • 10 Tips Patients Can Do to Make Your Hospital Stay Safer

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 16-Oct-2012

    By Catherine Bertram According to the Centers for Disease Contro l and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, these ten tips are actions patients and their families can do during hospital stays to try to make their hospital stay safer: "SPEAK UP" Talk to your doctor about any worries you have about your safety and ask them what they are doing to protect you. "KEEP YOUR ...
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