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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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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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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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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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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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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Omega Alpha Kidney Flush Recalled in Canada

A recall has been issued in Canada for all lots of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Omega Alpha Kidney Flush. According to a notice from Health Canada, Omega Alpha Kidney Flush is being recalled due to the omission of cautionary and warning statements on … Continue reading

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Tween Brands Recalls Beaded Curtains Over Strangulation Risk

A large product recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Beaded Curtains has been initiated over strangulation risks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer … Continue reading

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Sony PlayStation Network Hack Sparks $1 Billion Canadian Lawsuit

Sony is facing yet another lawsuit over the massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit">PlayStation Network hack. This time, a Canadian user of Sony’s PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) service is seeking $1 billion, some of which would pay for credit monitoring … Continue reading

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Stolen Medical Devices Prompt Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued an urgent release over a potential infection risk. The risk was announced in an alert from Boston Scientific Corporation in which it announced a stolen shipment of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Endoscopy and Urology/Women’s … Continue reading

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Many Drugs Approved on Incomplete Data

We’ve long written about medical devices hitting the market via a legal process that involves fast-tracking, a process which has been roundly criticized by many nonindustry advocates concerned with potentially defective devices making their way into patients’ bodies. Now, Reuters … Continue reading

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Connecticut Probes Insurance Death Benefit Payments

Following reports that beneficiaries were not contacted concerning payment of life insurance benefits in cases in which the insured had died, the Connecticut insurance department initiated an inquiry into how insurers’ death benefits are being paid and how insurance companies … Continue reading

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Swedish Bone Drug Study Confirms Rare Thigh Fracture Risk

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bisphosphonates">Bisphosphonates, a class of drugs used to treat osteoporosis that includes Aclasta, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actonel">Actonel, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/aredia">Aredia, Bondronat, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Boniva">Boniva, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Didronel">Didronel, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax, Fosavance, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Reclast">Reclast, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Skelid">Skelid, and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/zometa">Zometa, do increase the risk of certain rare thigh … Continue reading

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More Recalls in Tomato Salmonella Scare

Tomatoes have been making headlines again for a Salmonella scare that is driving a number of recalls. This time, both the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Close to Settling More Avandia Lawsuits

It looks like GlaxoSmithKline may be preparing to settle more < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the Avandia settlements would cover roughly 1,000 former Avandia users who sued the company in state courts in Pennsylvania, California … Continue reading

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