Daily Archives: August 7, 2008

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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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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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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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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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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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Baxter Under Fire Again, This Time for False Advertising

U.S. regulators are criticizing Baxter International Inc.’s promotion for the bleeding treatment FEIBA VH.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the promotion misleads doctors about the drug’s safety and effectiveness. A “clinical thank you email” submitted for review … Continue reading

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Improper Nursing Home Evictions Put Elderly at Risk

In an attempt to save money, nursing homes all over the country are evicting their most vulnerable residents.  According to The Wall Street Journal, formal complaints about nursing-home discharge practices have doubled over the past decade, making it the second … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Nursing Home Abuse |

Confirmed Canadian E. coli Cases Up

Yesterday we reported on yet another E. coli outbreak emerging in Canada.  Now, the number of confirmed cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli infection among people who ate at the University of Guelph late last month has reached seven, with six … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Mexico Questions FDA Salmonella Findings

Mexico is denying blame for a massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 1300 people in the U.S.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has blamed that outbreak on jalapeno and Serrano peppers from a farm in the … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Salmonella |

Sandwich Recall Adds Listeria to the Growing Food Borne Contaminations Under Investigation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) just announced that individually packaged ready-to-eat chicken and turkey sandwiches, manufactured by DBC, Inc.—which also does business as World Class Canapés—and sold in the state of Massachusetts are … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria |

Mississippi River Oil Spill Barge Emptied, Ready for Removal

The barge responsible for the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi River oil spill has finally been drained of most of its remaining oil, and salvage crews have now been cleared to remove the wreckage.  In all, 165,000 gallons of oil have been recovered … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

E. coli Source in Boy Scout Outbreak Traced to S&S Foods, Recall Issued

It seems that health authorities may have located the source of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli outbreak that sickened 18 at the Goshen Boy Scout camp located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection … Continue reading

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Infant Cold Medicines Implicated in Deaths

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Over-the-counter cold medicines have been linked to the deaths of 10 infants in Arizona, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.   The study gives new credence to a recent Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warning that … Continue reading

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