Category Archives: In The News

New Cable TV Operator Tomorrow

Malaysia will see a new cable TV operator tomorrow, a new company that vows to take on giant, Astro. While it would take time to see if they can take on Astro successfully, where other similar companies have failed, one has to take his hat off to them for having the guts to do so.

Cable TV is definitely very competitive even in Malaysia, where there’s free TV and so much more content on the internet. Obviously cable TV is different but if their pricing is not attractive, then they cannot fight with Astro. And Astro will continue to monopolize the cable TV market in Malaysia.

Facebook To Delay IPO Until Late 2012

Mark Zuckerberg has decided that he would like to postpone the IPO of Facebook until late 2012, delaying one of the “biggest IPOs in history”. Investors had hoped to cash in on their profits once Facebook is listed. Mark says that he hopes that employees can stay focused on product developments right now and not on pay-out yet.

Me thinks that by then, value of Facebook could drop and not be as high as currently, judging from the swiftness web users move. By then, most of us would have been spending our online time somewhere else already. Don’t you agree?

22 Fake Apple Stores in Chinese City

Last month, a friend told me that authorities in China have uncovered a fake Apple Store. I didn’t read the papers as I was travelling. Today, I read that there were 22 fake Apple Stores uncovered recently in a city in China. If there are so many in one city, can you imagine other similar fake stores in other major cities in China?

According to the news report which my friend read, the stores seem so real, even the employees thought they were working for the real Apple. Can you believe that? Who could blame the customers for thinking that they are shopping at a real Apple Store?

The weird thing is that, according to the news, products purchased at these fake Apple Stores all carry valid warranties. Hhmm this means that the products are not imitations, just the store front. LOL

Avastin Lawsuit

While surfing the internet last evening, I came across a recent Avastin lawsuit. My aunt died of cancer just a year ago and so I am always reading about cancer drugs and cancer cure.

Avastin was said to be able to stunt the growth of breast cancer cells, hence slowing its spread in the body. However, it is also found that the risks of being treated with Avastin include high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, bleeding and holes in the nose, stomach and intestines.

It is also ruled that the benefit of being treated with Avastin shows no added advantage, yet a patient has to be faced with multiple health risks. If you know someone who has been prescribed with Avastin, which is also known as bevacizumab, do inform her of these health risks.

Actos Lawsuit

Once in awhile, I read about product recalls and injuries caused by medication. Just today, I got to know about a Actos lawsuit, caused by the oral medicine for diabetes called Actos.

The chemical name for Actos is actually Pioglitazone. It is sold under different trade names besides Actos, namely ActoplusMet, Competact and Duetact. Pretty confusing, eh?? If you are diabetic and being put on oral medication, make sure to check with your doctor that what you are taking is none of the above.

This is because studies have shown that Actos could cause serious heart problems like heart attack and heart failure. Also, it increases the risk of bladder cancer!

Topamax In The News

Topamax is a medication used to control epileptic seizures and cure migraine headaches. It’s ironic that something that’s supposed to help patients could cause harm to the user. In the case of Topamax, women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant who are on Topamax have been known to give birth to babies who suffer from cleft lip or cleft palate.

While this obviously doesn’t affect all users, it greatly increases the chances of birth defects to the baby’s lips and/or palate. There are so many victims that they have come together to file a Topamax lawsuit. Expert attorneys in products liability claims are handling this case.

If you would like to contact the attorneys, do write to them directly at: O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949

Topamax Birth Defect Information

Did you know that Topamax, an anti-convulsant medication that is used to control epileptic seizures and migraine headaches, has been cited as the cause of birth defects in babies with cleft lip or cleft palate? Because of this, pregnant women or women planning to get pregnant have been advised to stop taking Topamax if they have been prescribed with this.

I read that there is an on-going Topamax lawsuit where product liability claim lawyers are helping victims of Topamax claim compensation for their injury. In cases like these, you really need an experienced lawyer to handle your claim.

For more information and to see what recourse you have if you have been affected by Topamax, call O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath directly.

O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949