Daily Archives: June 13, 2005

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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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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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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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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LABORATORY BREAKTHROUGH OPENS DOOR TO POSSIBILITY OF DEVELOPING DRUGS AND VACCINE TO FIGHT HEPATITIS C

As we have previously reported, hepatitis C is a particularly nasty virus for two reasons. The first is that it is the leading cause of chronic liver disease and liver transplants and complications related to the virus cause between 8,000 … Continue reading

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COMBINATION WEIGHT LOSS AND DIABETES DRUG, NOW IN LATE-STAGE TESTING, SHOWS PROMISE

Two of the biggest health problems in American today are diabetes and obesity. In fact, millions of people are afflicted with both diseases and are required to take different medications for each of them. The combination of the two diseases … Continue reading

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WIDOW SETTLES NORTH CAROLINA FLESH-EATING INFECTION CASE FOR $2.3 MILLION

After a car ran into a utility pole, Ronald Dyson tried to be a Good Samaritan by pulling his car off the road and going to the aid of the other driver. For his efforts, Mr. Dyson died a protracted … Continue reading

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STUDY FINDS NEWBORNS ARE HEALTHIER WHEN MOTHERSí GESTATIONAL DIABETES IS TREATED AGGRESSIVELY

Gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes affects between 2% and 9% of all pregnant women. In the United States, however, increasing obesity rates are adding to that percentage. The disease may develop in mid-pregnancy and then disappear but it does leave the woman … Continue reading

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WIDOW SETTLES NORTH CAROLINA FLESH-EATING INFECTION CASE FOR $2.3 MILLION

After a car ran into a utility pole, Ronald Dyson tried to be a Good Samaritan by pulling his car off the road and going to the aid of the other driver. For his efforts, Mr. Dyson died a protracted … Continue reading

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DEL PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCES RECALL OF ORAJEL TODDLER YELLOW MANUAL TOOTHBRUSH BECAUSE OF CHOKING HAZARD

Despite the fact that this product was thoroughly tested before marketing began in August 2004, Del Pharmaceuticals has determined that the toothbrush head can break off under certain use conditions thereby posing a choking hazard to young children. The decision … Continue reading

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