Daily Archives: June 19, 2005

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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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BOSTON DOCTOR WITH INFECTIOUS TUBERCULOSIS MAY HAVE EXPOSED MORE THAN 2,000 PATIENTS AT FOUR HOSPITALS TO THE DISEASE

A female surgical resident with infectious tuberculosis (TB) continued to work at four Boston area hospitals between June 2003 and June 2004 thereby exposing more than 2,000 patients to the disease according to an Associated Press report.Health officials are attempting … Continue reading

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WARNING LABEL SOUGHT BY CONSUMER GROUP REGARDING CANCER-CAUSING INGREDIENT IN POTATO CHIPS

Potato chips, which now come baked or fried and in countless flavors, styles, and shapes, are one of the most popular snack foods ever invented. They also contain varying amounts of acrylamide, which has been shown to cause cancer in … Continue reading

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FDA TO CONSIDER ìHUMANITARIAN DEVICE EXEMPTIONî FOR FIRST COMPLETELY IMPLANTED ARTIFICIAL HEART

A little known process by which the FDA may issue a “humanitarian device exemption” is scheduled to begin on June 23 when an advisory committee will hear about patients’ experiences with respect to an experimental artificial heart called the AbioCor.The … Continue reading

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WHILE QUESTIONS LINGER OVER GUIDANTíS THREE-YEAR DELAY IN NOTIFYING DOCTORS OF THE RISK ITS IMPLANTED DEFIBRILLATORS COULD SHORT-CIRCUIT, CARDIOLOGISTS

In hindsight, there is no doubt that, while Guidant Corporation maintained its internal heart defibrillator (the Ventak Prizm 2 DR) was safe and extremely reliable, it was fully aware of an electrical problem in thousands of those devices which could … Continue reading

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