Daily Archives: June 22, 2005

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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STUDIES SUGGEST CHEWING TOBACCO AND SNUFF MAY BE LINKED TO AN INCREASED RISK OF DEATH FROM HEART DISEASE OR STROKE

Two prospective studies published in the June issue of Cancer Causes and Control suggest current use of chewing tobacco or snuff increases mortality from heart disease and stroke.The researchers analyzed baseline information from two Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS-I in 1959 … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND FF ACQUISITION WHEELED GOODS CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF GO-KARTS FOR LOSS OF CONTROL HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with FF Acquisition Wheeled Goods Corp. of West Point, Mississippi announced a voluntary recall of approximately 10,000 Yerf-Dog Go-Karts manufactured in the United States. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.The suspension assembly can crack causing … Continue reading

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND BELKIN CORPORATION ANNOUNCE RECALL OF BATTERIES SOLD WITH BLUETOOTHô GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR EXPLOSION OR FIRE HAZARD

The CPSC, in cooperation with Belkin Corporation of Comptom, California, announced the product safety recall of approximately 10,300 Li-Polymer battery packs sold with Bluetooth™ Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation System manufactured in China. Customers should stop using the product immediately … Continue reading

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