Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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The Best Enhancer Supplement Recalled for Undeclared Drug Ingredient

AVNS Inc. just announced that is recalling its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">“The Best” Enhancement Supplement, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AVNS initiated the recall after being informed by its manufacturer, Drive Total Energy, that an FDA lab analyses … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Toy Activity Trucks Recalled for Choking Hazard

Defective Troy the Activity Trucks, imported and distributed by Infantino LLC, of San Diego, California, are being recalled for choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. About 40,500 Troy the Activity Trucks … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Hidden Danger Lurks in Millions of Old Oil and Gas Wells

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Legacy-Oil-Field-Remediation-Environmental-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Old, abandon oil and gas wells, most of them unmarked, pose a significant environmental threat, according to a new report from ProPublica. In Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and several other states, there have been documented instances where such abandoned wells … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking, Legacy Oil Fields |

Another Lawsuit in Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak

As the Rhode Island < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak, linked to DeFusco’s Bakery, continues to grow, another Salmonella lawsuit has been filed. According to The Providence Journal (ProJo), the mother of a 16-year-old boy who was sickened after eating contaminated zeppoles from … Continue reading

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Relationship between Biotronik, Nevada Doctors under Scrutiny

Several doctors at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada are facing questions today after The New York Times reported on their financial ties to Biotronik, a German company that sells < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">pacemakers and defibrillators to the hospital. The doctors … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Maker of Tainted Wipes Closes as Feds Move to Seize Products

Last week, federal health regulators asked H&P Industries Inc. to stop making and distributing alcohol swabs and other medical product after an inspection of its Wisconsin facility turned up “evidence that shows this firm made and distributed products with a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Lab Chief Suspect in Alabama Hospital Outbreak

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Meds IV tainted IV bags have allegedly led to nine deaths and 10 illnesses at six Alabama hospitals, which resulted in one wrongful death suit and an ongoing probe. Now, according to state health department director, Dr. Donald Williamson, … Continue reading

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Fracking, Drilling Halted at 36 Pennsylvania Wells Following Water Contamination

Catalyst Energy Inc. of Cranberry, Pennsylvania has been ordered to stop drilling and hydraulic fracturing at 36 wells in northwestern Pennsylvania by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). According to a statement from the DEP, the agency has confirmed … Continue reading

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