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1 Oct 2008, 3:23 pm
  The opinion is well worth reading for deal lawyers - it offers a good tutorial on how private equity deals can fall apart, how merger agreements can impact the unraveling of a deal, how Wachtell Lipton lawyers lawyer, and how much tom-foolery Vice Chancellor Lamb will tolerate before getting disgusted. [read post]
16 Feb 2009, 8:50 am
Discusses The Dire Consequences Of Fraudulent Science, Federal Preemption, And Corporate Deregulation (Posted by Tom Lamb at Thomas O. [read post]
8 Aug 2008, 7:09 pm
Study Published In Stroke Shows Risk Not Increased With Celebrex Nor With Other Medications  In NSAIDs Class Of Drugs (Posted by Tom Lamb at An article in the July 2008 edition of the medical journal Stroke  reports that the COX-2 inhibitors Bextra (valdecoxib) and Vioxx (rofecoxib) significantly  increase the risk of cerebrovascular events, commonly referred to as strokes, whereas another COX-2 drug, Celebrex (celecoxib),… [read post]
21 Apr 2008, 12:39 pm
This Condition Is Referred To Generally As Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw (BRONJ) (Posted by Tom Lamb at The April 8, 2008 edition of Journal Watch General Medicine included a brief article titled "Should We Be Concerned About Jaw Osteonecrosis with Oral Bisphosphonates? [read post]
6 Mar 2008, 11:14 am
" (Posted by Tom Lamb at In his March 5, 2008 article -- "Medical device safety in spotlight; M.D. uses Medtronic recall in critique of FDA, manufacturers" -- reporter Christopher Snowbeck explores how the Sprint Fidelis lead wire recall in October 2007 by Medtronic Inc. showed the medical device safety system as it currently operates here in the U.S. is fundamentally flawed. [read post]
3 Jul 2008, 7:20 pm
Tom Lamb at Drug Injury Watch has written about the spate of lawsuits filed in Sprint Fidelis cases, and Medtronic's potential defense, based on the recent Reigel decision. [read post]
4 Sep 2007, 9:03 am
Drug Safety Update Publishes September 2007 Guide For Doctors To Assess HRT Risks And Benefits (Posted by Tom Lamb at The second issue of Drug Safety Update, an electronic bulletin (PDF file) published by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), was published on September 3, 2007. [read post]
2 Apr 2009, 12:26 pm
Glitazone Class Of Diabetes Drugs Can Increase The Risk Of Bone Fractures And Diabetic Macular Edema (Posted by Tom Lamb at In 2007 the FDA required a black-box warnings on the package insert, or label, of Avandia and Actos labels which states that these diabetes drugs should not be used in patients with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF). [read post]
9 Dec 2007, 9:06 pm
Covers Sprint Fidelis Cardiac Leads, Byetta, And Bisphosphonates Such As Fosamax (Posted by Tom Lamb at The FDA's Patient Safety News (PSN) is a series of monthly video news shows intended primarily for doctors and other health care professionals. [read post]
8 Feb 2010, 12:29 pm by Tom Lamb
Authors Suggest That Certain Patients Starting Januvia Should Have Their Liver Function Monitored (Posted by Tom Lamb at In the recent past we considered whether Januvia (sitagliptin) can cause pancreatitis in patients using this relatively new diabetes medication. [read post]
1 May 2007, 2:42 pm
Covers Procrit, Aranesp & Epogen, As Well As Adderall, Ambien, And More (Posted by Tom Lamb at The FDA's Patient Safety News (PSN) is a series of monthly video news shows intended primarily for doctors and other health care professionals. [read post]
30 May 2007, 10:29 am
Patrick Lamb and Tom Kane comment on "The Way of the Mastodon", by Sun Microsystems General Counsel Mike Dillon. [read post]
18 Dec 2007, 2:16 pm
People With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy And Those With Defibrillator-Pacemaker Dual Unit Implants May Be More In Need Of Lead Wire Replacement After Medtronic Recall (Posted by Tom Lamb at As presented in a December 13, 2007 New York Times (NYT) article, "Patients Wonder Whether to Replace a Wire That Might Fail", for thousands of people the October 2007 Medtronic recall of its Sprint Fidelis lead wires has created confusion and doubt on… [read post]
7 Jan 2010, 5:52 am by John J. Cord
Tom Lamb and the Drug Injury Watch have a good article on the selective information given by Amylin Pharmaceuticals about their diabetes drug Byetta (co-marketed with Eli Lilly) to the media and their investors in October, 2009. [read post]
16 Apr 2008, 7:20 am
And, We Learn About More Of Merck's Vioxx Shenanigans -- Another Benefit Of Pharmaceutical Product Liability Litigation (Posted by Tom Lamb at For the second time in as many weeks, it was the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) company blog that tipped us off that Ortho-McNeil is responding to an item from The New York Times by posting a letter on the Ortho Evra web site. [read post]
18 Sep 2009, 1:25 pm
Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA) Adds Newly Released Wyeth Ghostwriting Documents In September 2009 (Posted by Tom Lamb at A September 18, 2009 article, "Medical Editors Push for Crackdown on Ghostwriting", published by The New York Times (NYT) provides a very good overview of how some big pharmaceutical companies have effectively turned scientific articles into marketing vehicles for their new drugs by means of industry-financed… [read post]
7 Apr 2008, 2:09 pm
New York Times Reporters Gardiner Harris and Alex Berenson Bring Attention To How This Emerging Legal Issue Would Affect Drug Injury Cases (Posted by Tom Lamb at To our pleasant surprise, we saw lots of notice and reaction being given to the April 6, 2008 New York Times (NYT) article, "Drug Makers Near Old Goal: A Legal Shield", wherein Times reporters Gardiner Harris and Alex Berenson explore the concept of "federal… [read post]
6 Aug 2009, 12:18 pm
North Carolina State Board Leads Way As Regards Reporting Of Pharmacy-Associated Medication Mistakes (Posted by Tom Lamb at QJM is a long-established, leading general medical journal. [read post]
7 Oct 2008, 9:05 pm
  Then This List Is For You (Posted by Tom Lamb at Over at the Nursing Degree Guide web site, Joel West has an article, "Top 50 Pharmacist Blogs", which is seemingly intended to let people know where they can go on the web to read daily posts about various topics having to do with prescription drugs and medications. [read post]
2 Jan 2007, 1:51 pm
January 2007 Article Sets Forth Reports Made To Health Canada In Past Ten Years (Posted by Tom Lamb at The January 2, 2007 edition of the Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (Volume 17, Issue 1) includes an article concerning reports of blood sugar problems and liver disorders associated with Levaquin (levofloxacin) made to Health Canada during the past ten years According to this article, entitled "Levofloxacin: dysglycemia and liver disorders": … [read post]