Daily Archives: June 7, 2005

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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STUDY FINDS CAFFEINE MAY REDUCE NOCTURNAL HYPOGLYCEMIA IN TYPE 1 DIABETICS

A double-blinded study published in the June issue of Diabetes Care found that the ingestion of moderate amounts of caffeine "is associated with a significant reduction in nocturnal hypoglycemia" in type 1 diabetics. Previous studies have also suggested that moderate … Continue reading

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OBESITY STUDY SUGGESTS MILK MAY NOT BE THE BEST THING FOR GROWING CHILDREN

A study of 12,829 children aged 9 to 14 conducted by Brigham and Womenís Hospital and Harvard University and published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that the more milk children drink, the more obese they … Continue reading

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NEW STRAIN OF COMMON INFECTION KILLS 12 AND INFECTS HUNDREDS AT BRITISH HOSPITAL

As we reported yesterday, one of the deadliest bacteria sweeping many hospitals is MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), which lives harmlessly on the skin but causes extremely serious and often fatal medical problems when it enters the body. Those who survive … Continue reading

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SUPREME COURT PROHIBITS CULTIVATION AND USE OF MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES ñ HOWEVER, THE DECISION IS FAR FROM THE END OF THE MATTER FOR MANY REASONS

In a 6 to 3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that statutes like the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996, which permits the cultivation and use of marijuana under specific circumstances for medical purposes, are subject to being superceded by … Continue reading

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UNITED PARCEL SERVICE CONFIRMS THE LOSS OF COMPUTER TAPES CONTAINING PERSONAL DATA OF 3.9 MILLION CITIGROUP CUSTOMERS ñ PERSONAL INFORMATION ON OVER 5.8 MILLION INDIVIDUALS LOST OR STOLEN ALREADY IN 2005

It is a fact of life that packages are sometimes lost or stolen while in transit. In most situations, however, the loss is confined to the value or contents of the package itself. Unfortunately, when the missing "items" are Social … Continue reading

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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) UPGRADES INVESTIGATION OF HEADLIGHT PROBLEMS IN 800,000 DAIMLERCHRYSLER MINIVANS

The NHTSA has upgraded its investigation (begun in February 2005) involving 675 complaints and 35,000 warranty claims related to defective headlights in 2001 and 2002 Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan, Plymouth Voyager and Grand Voyager, and Chrysler Town and Country … Continue reading

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