Daily Archives: June 10, 2005

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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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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FOLLOW-UP: NEW STRAIN OF SUPERBUG APPEARS TO THRIVE ON DETERGENTS

As we reported earlier this week, a new strain of Clostridium difficile (CD), a common bacterium, has become quite virulent and deadly. At Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire (UK), twelve patients have died and another 300 have been infected with … Continue reading

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STUDY OF RESEARCHERS REVEALS THEY TOO ARE HUMAN AND OFTEN ENGAGE IN QUESTIONABLE CONDUCT WHICH POSES A THREAT TO THE INTEGRITY OF THEIR WORK

It was bound to happen; a study of the researchers who conduct studies. Unfortunately, the results of this study indicate that the integrity of many others may be compromised by questionable conduct on the part of one or more of … Continue reading

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STUDY FINDS THOSE EXPOSED TO HAIR DYES ON A REGULAR BASIS BEFORE 1980 AT GREATER RISK OF DEVELOPING LYMPHOMA

Early hair dyes contained a number of chemicals which were carcinogens. In 1970s, however, a number of these substances were removed from dyes. Unfortunately, many women and some men had already been exposed to these products on a regular basis … Continue reading

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LAWSUIT ALLEGING BLINDNESS FROM TAKING VIAGRA IS FILED IN TEXAS FEDERAL COURT

A federal lawsuit filed by James Thompson in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas seeks monetary damages for the loss of vision allegedly caused by the use of Viagra, Pfizerís blockbuster erectile dysfunction (ED) drug. … Continue reading

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ELI LILLY AGREES TO PAY $690 MILLION TO SETTLE SOME 8,000 CLAIMS REGARDING ITS FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY WARN PATIENTS THAT ITS ANTI-PSYCHOTIC DRUG, ZYPREXA, POSED AN INCREASED RISK OF DIABETES AND HYPERGLYCEMIA

In a surprising move that Eli Lilly�s president, Sidney Taurel, described as being "in the best interest of the company," the pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay up to $690 million into a settlement fund designed to dispose of some 8,000 … Continue reading

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