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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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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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USDA Proposes New Meat Testing Rules

The Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP), just announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disclosed proposed meat testing rules to prevent< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning"> food poisoning outbreaks. The proposal mandates meat processors maintain product lots undergoing routine … Continue reading

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MDL Sought for Growing Number of DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits

Another lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Orthopaedics involving its metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant. This latest < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Pinnacle-Hip-Implant-Replacement-Recall-Lawsuit-Lawyer">DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, involves five Pinnacle implant … Continue reading

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Pampers Natural Stages Pacifiers Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 29,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Pampers® Natural Stages Infant Ortho and Bulb Pacifiers have been recalled for choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Natural Stages Pacifiers, were manufactured in China by Tahoe Enterprises of China … Continue reading

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Emergency Rooms Performing more CT Scans on Children

A new study has found that children are undergoing five times more CT scans in the emergency room than they were in the recent past. The study, published online in the journal Radiology, is raising new questions about the amount … Continue reading

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Infant Bed-Side Sleepers Recalled for Entrapment, Suffocation, Fall Hazards

About 76,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Infant Bed-Side Sleepers have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. When the fabric liner is not used or is not securely attached to the defective bed-side sleepers, infants can fall from the … Continue reading

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Usefulness of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Children Called into Question

A new study is questioning whether giving children heart burn drugs called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors is beneficial, or even safe. Such drugs, including Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium, are being prescribed more often to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, … Continue reading

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FDA Launches Food Recall Search Engine

Effective immediately, consumers can search for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food recalls, as well as other recalled product, easier and quicker on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website than previously, the agency announced. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Crisis Prompts Seafood Concerns

The Japan nuclear crisis is now raising questions about seafood safety, following news earlier this week that the owner of the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station was dumping millions of gallons of radioactive water into the sea. The situation … Continue reading

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