Daily Archives: May 11, 2011

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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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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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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Energy Saving Light Bulbs Recalled After Fire Reports

A large recall of about 317,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Energy Saving Light Bulbs has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after fire reports were received in connection with the defective bulbs. The defective Telstar Products light bulbs can … Continue reading

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Study Says Observation First Could Cut CT Scans in Children with Head Injuries

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics says children are being subjected to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">unnecessary CT scans following head injuries. The authors of the study, researchers at Boston and UC Davis, call for more children to be placed under … Continue reading

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Chives Recalled for Listeria Risk

Goodness Gardens, Inc. of New Hampton, New York just issued a recall for Chives over concerns the produce could be contaminated with the dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Listeria pathogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The defective chives—lot number … Continue reading

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Dietary Supplements Labeled as Antibiotics Recalled

Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc. just issued a recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">dietary supplements that may be labeled as antibiotic drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The recall was initiated after an FDA inspection revealed the recalled dietary supplement packaging … Continue reading

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Proposed Fracking Ban in France Has Wide Support

France is considering legislation that would ban the controversial oil and gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. According to a report in The New York Times, some members of conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy’s party oppose fracking, in … Continue reading

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Chantix Lawsuits Blame Drug for Murder-Suicide

The estates of a couple who were killed in a murder-suicide two years ago have filed a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix lawsuit against the drug company Pfizer Inc. this week. The lawsuit alleges, said The Post-Gazette, that Chantix prompted the rage that … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Makes Provisions for Risperdal Settlement

Drug maker Johnson & Johnson has put funds aside toward a possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/risperdal">Risperdal (Generic: Risperidone) settlement. The sum remains unknown and is being earmarked for penalties that have been racking up over the course of an investigation that has … Continue reading

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Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Ordered to Conduct Safety Studies

Federal health regulators have ordered DePuy Orthopaedics and 20 other hip implant makers to conduct studies of metal-on-metal hip implants to determine if they are shedding dangerous amounts of metallic debris in patients. In addition to DePuy, other device makers … Continue reading

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