Daily Archives: June 25, 2005

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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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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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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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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THE PROBLEM OF BOGUS DRUGS BECOMING A SERIOUS HEALTH THREAT AS CANADIAN AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE FIVE DEATHS LINKED TO FAKE DRUGS DISPENSED BY PHARMACY IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO

As previously reported, the FDA and federal law enforcement authorities are becoming increasingly concerned with the sale of counterfeit drugs over the Internet and at pharmacies in Mexican border towns. Although the operators of several Internet (and mail-order) operations have … Continue reading

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FDA NOTIFIES PUBLIC OF NATIONWIDE RECALL OF ENCLOSED BED SYSTEMS FROM VAIL PRODUCTS INC. FOR ASPHYXIATION RISK

On Friday, the FDA issued a public notification that Vail Products, Inc., Toledo, Ohio, has initiated a nationwide recall of approximately 5,000 "enclosed" bed systems. The enclosed bed systems have been found to cause patient entrapments, resulting in severe neurological … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND POLARIS INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCE EXPANDED RECALL OF SELECT MODEL YEAR 2004.5 AND 2005 ATVs FOR FIRE HAZARD

The CPSC and Polaris Industries of Medina, Minnesota, announced the voluntary product safety recall of an additional 45,000 Polaris All Terrain Vehicles made in the United States. Customers should stop using the product immediately. This expansion of the 15,000 Polaris ATV … Continue reading

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THE NEWS KEEPS GETTING WORSE FOR GUIDANT AS IT ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL 46,000 DEFIBRILLATORS HAVE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS ELECTRICAL DEFECTS

On May 24, Guidant disclosed it had waited three years before disclosing it had been aware of an electrical problem that had caused some 28 of 28,900 Ventak Prizm 2 DR defibrillators to malfunction. One death that of a 21-year-old … Continue reading

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FDA NOTIFIES PUBLIC OF NATIONWIDE RECALL OF ENCLOSED BED SYSTEMS FROM VAIL PRODUCTS INC. FOR ASPHYXIATION RISK

On Friday, the FDA issued a public notification that Vail Products, Inc., Toledo, Ohio, has initiated a nationwide recall of approximately 5,000 "enclosed" bed systems. The enclosed bed systems have been found to cause patient entrapments, resulting in severe neurological … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

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