Daily Archives: June 6, 2005

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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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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WOMEN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) SUFFER MORE SEVERE SYMPTOMS AND MORE EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENT THAN MEN

This past week, a team of researchers from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, presented the findings of a study comparing men and women with confirmed cases of childhood ADHD to a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. … Continue reading

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STUDY FINDS OBESITY AND PROSTATE CANCER ARE A DANGEROUS COMBINATION FOR SEVERAL REASONS

A study presented to the annual meeting of the American Urological Society last week indicates that obesity appears to: (1) increase a manís risk of developing prostate cancer (particularly in younger men); (2) increase the risk that the cancer will … Continue reading

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EXPERTS STRESS THE NEED FOR CONSUMERS TO LOOK PAST ADVERTISING CLAIMS ON PRE-PACKAGED FOODS AND TO BE GUIDED BY THE ACTUAL NUTRITION INFORMATION INSTEAD

The various arms of the food industry have a single goal and that is to sell as much of their product as possible. Thus, whether it be prepared food, fast-food, pre-packaged food, or restaurant food, the marketing "hype" must be … Continue reading

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MULTIPLE POST-TRANSPLANT DEATHS PROMPT HEALTH OFFICIALS TO RECOMMEND BETTER TRACKING PROCEDURES

As we reported on May 25, health officials have now linked the deaths of at least six transplant patients to a viral infection known as LCMV (lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus). The virus is carried by approximately 5% of all rodents and … Continue reading

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