Daily Archives: August 18, 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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Methadone Overdose a Growing Problem

Once mainly used to treat heroin addiction, Methadone is being prescribed by family doctors, osteopaths, and nurse practitioners for some types of severe pain.  < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Methadone, a synthetic form of opium, is powerful, cheap, and long lasting.  Unfortunately, while it … Continue reading

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Despite Opposing Evidence, FDA Backs Industry and BPA Use

The Washington Post and Associated Press are reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the highly controversial chemical found in can linings, baby bottles, and other household products does not pose a health hazard when used in food … Continue reading

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Antidepressants May Impact Driving Skills

A new study suggests that taking prescription < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antidepressants while still highly depressed could impair driving ability.  Study author Holly J. Dannewitz says, “We already know that depression causes concentration problems.  And, now, it appears that people taking antidepressants who … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Some Bantry Bay Mussels Contaminated

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers against eating certain frozen cooked mussel products made by Bantry Bay Seafoods.  The mussels are imported from Ireland and may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">azaspiracid toxins (AZAs). … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Byetta Linked to Fatal Cases of Necrotizing or Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/byetta_side_effects_pancreatitis">Byetta, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, has been linked to hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, prompting the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a new warning about the side effect. The FDA first notified healthcare providers … Continue reading

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Salmonella Contamination Prompts FDA Import Alerts for Some Mexican Produce Companies

There is more bad news on the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella front, as a new report says that a dozen Mexican produce companies have been put on alert since mid-July after  Food & Drug Administration (FDA) tests detected Salmonella contamination at their … Continue reading

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Auction Rate Securities Buy Backs Leave Out Some Investors

In the past two weeks, several large investment banks have agreed to spend billions to buy back the illiquid < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/auction_rate_fraud">auction rate securities they once marketed as safe, cash equivalent investments. But now, it appears that that the buy back … Continue reading

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Gardasil Suspected in Australian Pancreatitis Cases

Australian regulators have been investigating several cases of pancreatitis that might be linked to the cervical cancer vaccine < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gardasil_side_effects">Gardasil.  In the U.S., Gardasil has been the subject of numerous side effect reports, but both the Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

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