Daily Archives: June 3, 2005

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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TROPICANA AGREES TO REFRAIN FROM MAKING ANY UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS THAT ITS ORANGE JUICE HAS ANY EFFECT ON THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE, STROKE, OR CANCER

For years, Tropicana Products, Inc. (a subsidiary of PepsiCo. Inc.) has implied in its advertising that two to three glasses of "Healthy Heart" orange juice per day would help in lowering blood pressure and provide other clinically proven health benefits. … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) ANNOUNCES RECALL OF WHIRLPOOL KITCHENAID COFFEEMAKERS

The CPSC has announced a voluntary recall (June 2) by Whirlpool Corp. of Benton Harbor, Michigan, of approximately 529,000 KitchenAid Coffeemakers due to an electrical problem which can cause an internal component to overheat and ignite thereby posing a fire … Continue reading

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FOLLOW-UP: GUIDANT CONTINUED TO SELL HEART DEFIBRILLATOR FOR IMPLANTATION IN PATIENTS EVEN AFTER BECOMING AWARE OF A DEFECT WHICH COULD CAUSE THE DEVICE TO SHORT-CIRCUIT AND FAIL

Despite the fact that company officials were aware of an electrical defect which had caused some of its internal heart defibrillators to short-circuit and fail to operate, Guidant Corp. continued to sell the device even after making a manufacturing change … Continue reading

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DRUG (TYSABRI) MAY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR FOURTH DEATH FROM RARE BRAIN DISEASE

The FDA has been informed by Biogen Idec Inc. that a fourth person may now have died from a rare brain disease known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) after being treated with its multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri. Biogen and its … Continue reading

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