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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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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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Texas DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit Claims Metal Contamination

Another defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy hip implant lawsuit has been filed, this time in Texas. Richard Dykes said that if he knew about the issues with the DePuy device, he would never have undergone hip replacement surgery with the faulty medical … Continue reading

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X-Hero and Male Enhancer Dietary Supplements Recalled

USA Far Ocean Group Inc., of Alhambra, California, is conducting a product recall of two of its counterfeit supplement products: < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">X-Hero and Male Enhancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. FDA representatives conducted a lab analysis … Continue reading

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FDA Asks Maker of Tainted Alcohol Swabs and Wipes to Cease Production

Federal health regulators have asked H&P Industries Inc., which does business as the Triad Group of Hartland, Wisconsin, to stop making and distributing alcohol swabs and other medical products. According to a report on MSNBC, the Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

FDA Issues Soladex Vitamin Solution Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning to consumers to stop using < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Soladek Vitamin Solution due to the risk of serious health problems from dangerously high levels of vitamins A and D. The defective Soladek … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Candy Dynamics Recalls Toxic Waste Short Circuits Bubble Gum Over Lead

Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as (DBA) Candy Dynamics, of Indianapolis, Indiana, just issued a voluntary recall of Toxic Waste® Short Circuitsâ„¢ Bubble Gum, over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">elevated lead levels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. … Continue reading

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As Fosamax Bone Fracture Lawsuits Pile Up, Merck Seeks Consolidation

An increasing number of women have filed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax lawsuits claiming the popular osteoporosis drug caused them to suffer a rare type of femur, or thigh, fracture. Merck & Co., the maker of Fosamax, recently motioned to have the growing … Continue reading

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List of Potential Foodborne Illnesses A Long One

We’ve long written about the dangers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">tainted food—what ABC Action News calls Fatal Food—and the ubiquity and variety of foodborne pathogens that can be found in our food supply. ABC Action News has compiled a detailed list of … Continue reading

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Be Cautious About Topamax Pregnancy Risk, Headache Group Tells Women

The American Headache Society says women of childbearing age should be careful about using Topamax (topiramate) to treat migraine headaches because of its birth defect risk. The society’s advice followed the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent warning that women … Continue reading

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Study Sees Industry Conflicts on Panels that Write Heart Treatment Guidelines

Another study is highlighting the potential pitfalls that can occur when doctors maintain close financial ties with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical device makers. According to the study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, most of the doctors who … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Spinal Fusion Surgery Record Raises Questions

A Portland, Oregon neurosurgeon is facing scrutiny for the high number of spinal fusion surgeries he performs. According to The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Vishal James Makker has been named in a number of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">medical malpractice lawsuits filed by … Continue reading

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