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May 2006 Archives

Vioxx® Increases Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

Vioxx® Heart Risks May Be Greater Than First Reported, Studies Suggest TRENTON, NJ -- May 26, 2006 -- Vioxx® users may be at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes even if they took the drug for only a few months, according to recently reported data. The arthritis drug may...

Competing Law Firm Infringed Brayton Purcell's Copyrights

Brayton Purcell Awarded Over $180,000 in Web Site Plagiarism Suit SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- May 19, 2006 -- An arbitrator awarded over $180,000 in favor of Brayton Purcell after the law firm's popular web site, Elder Abuse Information, was plagiarized. Without obtaining permission, the competing law firm of Recordon &...

Housing Built Before 1978 May Contain Lead Paint

Rental Companies Ordered to Pay Fines for Lead Paint Violations BOSTON, MA -- May 12, 2006 -- A federal judge fined two Rhode Island landlords $220,000 for failing to disclose to tenants that there was lead paint in their rental housing. Four children suffered lead poisoning at these properties. The...

Tequin® Linked to Severe Blood Sugar Level Changes

Antibiotic Tequin® To Be Taken Off the Market NEW YORK, NY -- May 12, 2006 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will stop manufacturing the antibiotic, Tequin® (gatifloxacin), but plans to leave the current stock of the drug on the shelves until it is depleted. Approved in 1999, Tequin® is prescribed for...