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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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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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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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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Feds Rescind Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Report

After more than a decade, a report that minimized the cancer threat of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">toxic water at Camp Lejeune has been discredited by the federal government. According to the Associated Press, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Play Sets Recalled for Violation of Lead Paint Standard

About 50 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">“Dinosaur Era 2 Hunting Dinosaur” The Business buy play sets imported by DND Imports of Los Angeles, California, are being recalled for violation of the lead paint standard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. The … Continue reading

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Libimax Recalled by Nature &amp;amp;amp; Health for Undeclared Ingredients

Nature & Health Company has issued a voluntary, nationwide recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Libimax Enemy at the Gates release product, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Libimax is marketed as a dietary supplement but was found to contain … Continue reading

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NTSB Hearing on Bus Safety Sparks Calls for Regulation

The commercial bus industry is under fire following several < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">accidents The Boxer release in recent years that have left many dead and scores injured. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has criticized Department of Transportation regulators for negligence, unanimously … Continue reading

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New Black Box Warning for Botox, Similar Drugs

More than a year after beginning a safety review, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that labels on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/botox">Botox Mr. Bean’s Holiday ipod and similar products will bear its strictest safety warning. The agency said today that … Continue reading

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Salmonella Pudding Caused Illnesses at New Hampshire Camp

We recently reported that dozens of middle school children fell ill with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella poisoning. The unusually high incidence of absences prompted a Department of Health and Human Services investigation (HHS), said The Eagle Tribune, which is now reporting that … Continue reading

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Madoff Ponzi Scheme Prompts Call to Regulate Financial Planners

In the wake of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme debacle, a group of financial planning organizations is calling for stricter oversight of money managers. The coalition, made up of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the Financial Planning Association … Continue reading

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Feds to Probe Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer SUV Transmission Dangers

Federal regulators have opened a probe into possibly < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/defective_vehicle_parts">faulty transmissions on Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineer SUVs. According to The Atlanta Constitution-Journal, some owners of these Ford SUVs have complained that they can unexpectedly slip out of park. Consumers … Continue reading

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Senator Calls for Chinese Drywall Hearing

A key U.S. Senator is calling for a hearing on the Chinese drywall Pokémon: The Movie 2000 ipod Sands of Iwo Jima movie download problem that has been plaguing homeowners in Florida and many other states. According to the New … Continue reading

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Bill Would Require FDA to Regulate Baby Products

Last month we wrote about the possibility that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">carcinogens had made their way into a variety of baby products. Following the study that broke that news, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is taking steps to protect the nation’s children, said … Continue reading

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