Daily Archives: April 1, 2011

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research


The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & 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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Salmonella Prompts Recalls of Sprouts, Jalapeno Peppers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced two separate recalls over potential contamination with the dangerous, and sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen. The recalls involve recalled sprouts distributed as Louie’ brand by Louie Foods International and recalled Jalapeño … Continue reading

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Class I Recall Mikro-Tip Angiographic Catheter

Millar Instruments, Inc, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Human Use High Injection Angiographic Catheter, Models SPC-454D and SPC-454F today. This is a Class I recall which means that this recall represents a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Seafood Salad Recall Issued for Listeria

Frankly Fresh, Inc. of Carson, California, just issued a recall of its seafood line of products over concerns of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled seafood salad was distributed in California … Continue reading

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Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit Will be Tried in State Court

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/paxil_birth_defects">Paxil birth defect trial was remanded to state court last week. According to a report on Law360.com, the decision by Judge Timothy J. Savage of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to send the … Continue reading

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Glaxo, Pfizer Report Doctor Payments

The financial relationships between the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">medical device industries and doctors have caused enormous controversy in recent years. Critics have long held that such relationships create conflicts of interest and could unduly influence everything from research findings … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Set for 9/11 Responder Remembrance Park in Nesconset, New York

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Sunday in Nesconset, Long Island for the 9/11 Responder Remembrance Park. The park will be dedicated to first responders whose health was ruined because of their work at Ground Zero following the World … Continue reading

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Alabama Hospital Outbreak

Following nine Alabama hospital deaths attributed to tainted IV bags at six Alabama hospitals, the family of a woman who died as a result of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">contaminated IV fluid has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer. A total … Continue reading

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Crestor Side Effects Raise Concerns Over Increased Use

For the past year, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Crestor-Side-Effects-Lawsuits">Crestor, a statin drug originally approved to treat high cholesterol, has been increasingly used in people who don’t have a cholesterol problem as a way to prevent heart attacks or strokes. This expanded use was … Continue reading

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FDA Panel Backs Artificial Food Dyes

After ignoring the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">artificial food dyes and potential links to adverse health effects for nearly two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally had an advisory panel look at the possible link between chemical colorings … Continue reading

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