Daily Archives: March 1, 2011

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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 ...

Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Stainless Steel Brandy Flasks Recalled for Lead Risk

E&J Brandy just announced a voluntary recall of a number of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">stainless steel brandy flasks after laboratory tests revealed that brandy stored in these flasks, under specific conditions, could indicate elevated lead levels, the U.S. Food and Drug … Continue reading

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Dried Fish Recalled by Brooklyn Firm for Potential Botulism

W H & Group LLC. just issued a recall of Dried Fish after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors discovered Clostridium botulinum spores, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The botulism contamination was … Continue reading

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PrimeTrim Molding Product Sparks Consumer Complaints

Some consumers have alleged that PrimeTrim wood molding products made by Georgia-Pacific are not all they are promised to be. Complaints over PrimeTrim have already spawned at least one class action complaint against Georgia-Pacific, and legal experts expect more will … Continue reading

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More Deaths Associated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued another warning about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) systems. This warning is an update to two earlier device safety notices, said MedPageToday. The FDA is not changing its labeling on … Continue reading

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PCB Removal Plan Prompts EPA to End Inspections of New York City Schools

PCB inspections at New York City schools are being suspended today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in wake of the city’s announcement that it has a plan to remove light ballasts tainted with the toxic chemicals from buildings. … Continue reading

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Trading of Gerova Financial Shares Halted by NYSE

Last Wednesday, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced that it had elected to halt trading in shares of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Gerova-Financial-Group-Securities-Fraud-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Gerova Financial Group, Ltd. pending disclosure of additional information relative to its operations, management restructuring and business plans. The NYSE … Continue reading

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Big Tobacco Files Suit Over FDA Menthol Cigarette Panel

In the ongoing war with Big Tobacco, a lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by two leading players from industry: Lorillard Inc and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The cigarette makers allege that “conflicts of … Continue reading

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Abacavir Safety Review Shows No Heart Attack Link, Conflicts with Some Earlier Studies

U.S. health regulators said today said that a safety review did not find a connection between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">abacavir and an increased risk of heat attacks. Abacavir—sold under brand names Ziagen, Trizivir, and Epzicom – is used in the treatment of … Continue reading

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Multaq Patients Should Undergo Liver Function Tests

European regulators recently warned that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq (donedarone) could put patients at risk for severe liver injuries. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is now recommending that doctors perform liver function tests before treating atrial fibrillation patients with Multaq. The European … Continue reading

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Sugary Drinks, Soda Linked to High Blood Pressure

Sugary drinks, including sweetened sodas and fruit drinks, have been linked to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">high blood pressure, according to a new study. The research suggests reducing sugar and salt intake to reduce cardiac risks, said Reuters, noting that hypertension—high blood pressure—is … Continue reading

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