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August 2007 Archives

Dangerous Class Action Initiative Withdrawn from California Ballot

Anti-Class Action Initiative is Withdrawn from California Ballot August 31, 2007 - The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC), a coalition fronted by corporate giants, suddenly withdrew a dangerous anti-class action initiative from the California ballot, blaming uncertainty of the ballot passing the June 2008 election and bad timing for...

Brayton Purcell Sponsors "Labor Day at the Lake"

Brayton Purcell to Celebrate "Labor Day at the Lake" NOVATO, CA -- August 31, 2007 -- The law firm of Brayton Purcell is pleased to be a sponsor of Novato's 12th Annual "Labor Day at the Lake," an outdoor celebration including a variety of food and beverages, live music, children's...

Tobacco Addiction and Our Children

Youths Can Become Quickly Addicted to Tobacco, Study Finds WORCHESTER, MA -- August 10, 2007 -- Some youths may begin craving nicotine within just two days after inhaling smoke from their first cigarettes, according to a recent study (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jul;161(7):704-10). The report also found that symptoms...

New Warning Label for Avandia Recommended by FDA

FDA Panel Recommends Warning Label for Avandia® WASHINGTON, DC -- August 3, 2007 -- A strong warning about heart attack risk should be added to the prescribing instructions for the diabetes drug Avandia® (rosiglitazone), according to an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although the vote was...