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October 12, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline to Disclose Safety Data

In a tactic admission that it has misrepresented drug trial data in the past, GlaxoSmithKline announced this week it was going to open up portions of its research to the public, which is a first for a major drug company.    Researchers responded to the news with both skepticism and enthusiam.

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September 11, 2012

Don Greiwe honored as Lawyer of the Year for 2013

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Alley, Clark & Greiwe partner Don Greiwe "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 in Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law in Tampa.  After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating Lawyers of the Year in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the Lawyer of the Year.

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September 5, 2012

Johnson & Johnson’s Orthopedic Implant Woes Continue

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. has recalled over 8,000 medical device units in response to the FDA finding that it sold the devices without the required approvals. The recall was disclosed on August 16, 2012, and is in response to a December letter where the FDA accused DePuy of marketing 14 various knee, hip, and ankle devices without proper approval.  DePuy tried to exercise a loophole saying the devices were customized to the needs of individual patients, but the FDA disagreed.  Despite receiving the warning in December, it took DePuy over 8 months to comply with the FDA request. 

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September 5, 2012

Red Flags Raised over St. Jude Heart Devices

Over the last few weeks, two extremely negative news reports were made regarding defibrillator leads manufactured by St. Jude Medical.  Leads are used to transmit electricity to the heart from a defibrillator which delivers a shock if it detects problems with a patient’s cardiac rhythm.  Last week, the FDA ordered St. Jude Medical to do more research on the safety of both its older Riata generation of leads as well as the new generation of Durata leads.  The FDA also made the rare move of recommending patients who had received the Riata leads to go undergo additional testing to determine whether the device will fail. 

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