By | July 18, 2010

Avandia Stays on Market Despite Heart Attack Dangers

In a puzzling turn of events this week, an F.D.A. panel voted 20-12 to leave Avandia, from GlaxoSmithKline, on the market but with restrictions because of heart attack risks. Avandia was once the… Read More

By | June 4, 2010

Antacid drugs linked to increased risk of bone fractures, FDA warns

Take a pill for heartburn and you could fracture a bone. While it won’t happen overnight, the FDA released a warning last week informing consumers that long-term use of such drugs, known as proton… Read More

By | May 26, 2010

Simmons Hanly Conroy Monitors Tylenol Recalls, FDA Investigation

Due to reports of serious side effects, McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has made four major recalls of over-the-counter products, including Tylenol, Motrin and Benadryl, in the past seven months.… Read More

By | March 29, 2010

Senate Resolution Declares a New "National Asbestos Awareness Week"

Senate Resolution Declares a New “National Asbestos Awareness Week” At the beginning of March, I was excited to pass along the news that the U.S. Senate planned to introduce a resolution to… Read More

By | March 5, 2010

ADAO Praises Senate for Introduction of Sixth Annual Resolution that Establishes "National Asbestos Awareness Week"

Asbestos Awareness Week is back thanks to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. In a press release issued this week, ADAO announced a resolution declaring the first week of April as “National Asbestos Awareness… Read More

By | February 19, 2010

Mesothelioma & Asbestos News Round-Up: February 2010

For many patients, the battle against mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos exposure takes place not only in the hospital room, but also in the courtroom. Doctors and medical professionals do… Read More

By | January 15, 2010

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Round-Up

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Round-Up: January 15, 2010 In the past few weeks, two major stories concerning asbestos exposure have appeared in the news. While it’s encouraging to see an international spotlight being… Read More

By | November 23, 2009

Simmons Employee Foundation Gives 50,000 Pounds of Food Goes to Madison County Food Pantries

On Friday the Simmons firm, through the efforts of the Simmons Employee Foundation, completed its annual food drive, raising over 50,000 pounds of food for Madison County food pantries. Today we’re delivering that… Read More

By | August 17, 2009

SEF Hosts 5th Annual Golf Tournament for Children with Cancer

First things first, I write this post from my position as a board member of the Simmons Employee Foundation (SEF), not as partner of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP. It has been my privilege to… Read More

By | August 7, 2009

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

In reading the August 6 edition of The Alton Telegraph, I came across an article that tells the very personal story of Christina Benoit, a recipient of a zero interest loan and a house built… Read More