Daily Archives: June 21, 2005

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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STUDY INDICATES NICOTINE AFFECTS THE BRAIN IN MUCH THE SAME WAY AS HEROIN

Heroin and other opiate drugs are highly addictive substances thus making them extremely difficult to stop using. Smokers consistently find it very hard to stop smoking. Coincidence? Not according to a new animal study at the University of Pennsylvania, and … Continue reading

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PHYSICIANS AND PHARMACISTS SQUARE OFF IN BATTLE OVER CONSCIENCE-BASED REFUSALS TO DISPENSE PRESCRIBED DRUGS

Based on many years of professional training, a licensed physician prescribes an FDA approved pain medication to a patient. The patient, who suffers from chronic pain related to a serious medical condition, brings the prescription to a local pharmacy to … Continue reading

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WHILE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES DESIGNED TO MAKE CARS AND TRUCKS ìSMARTERî ARE IMPROVING SAFETY, THEY ARE ALSO CREATING POTENTIAL THREATS TO PRIVACY

The crashworthiness of motor vehicles has improved immensely over the past several years. The addition of front, side, and overhead air bags, crumple zones, safety cages, reinforced door panels, and less vulnerable fuel tanks have significantly improved your chances of … Continue reading

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THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND MIDWEST CANNON FALLS ANNOUNCE RECALL OF 10,000 VOTIVE CANDLES FOR FIRE HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with Midwest Cannon Falls of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, have announced a voluntary recall of 10,000 Serenity Votive Candles manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using the candles immediately.The candles’ wax can catch fire, causing a high … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

WHILE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES DESIGNED TO MAKE CARS AND TRUCKS ìSMARTERî ARE IMPROVING SAFETY, THEY ARE ALSO CREATING POTENTIAL THREATS TO PRIVACY

The crashworthiness of motor vehicles has improved immensely over the past several years. The addition of front, side, and overhead air bags, crumple zones, safety cages, reinforced door panels, and less vulnerable fuel tanks have significantly improved your chances of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

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