Daily Archives: May 17, 2011

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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Brazilian Blowout Problems Prompt Calls for FDA Oversight

Congress is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a voluntary recall of two controversial salon hair-straightening treatments over concerns surrounding significantly high formaldehyde levels, said The Wall Street Journal. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed … Continue reading

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FDA Faulted on Oversight of Imported Seafood

A just-released Congressional research report is faulting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for how it is managing the import of seafood into the United States and how it is protecting Americans from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">foodborne illnesses originating with these … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning |

FDA Looking at Acetaminophen Dosing for Infants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into adding dosing instructions on over the counter (OTC) children’s medications containing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen, said MedPageToday. Dosing instructions are not provided for this demographic—children under the age of two—which many believe … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Lawsuits Claim Astellas Pharma Schemed to Hold on to Prograf Monopoly

Astellas Pharma Inc. could come to regret its attempts to delay generic versions of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Astellas-Prograf-Antitrust-Lawsuit-Illegal-Delay-Generic-Version">Prograf, its immuno-suppressant drug, from coming to market. Several antitrust lawsuits have been filed against Astellas claiming a 2007 petition it filed with the Food … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed Over iPhone Privacy

Your personal information might be more widely available than you are aware and may be being sold to advertisers. The Times Herald-Record (RecordOnline) just reported on a class action lawsuit filed against technology giant, Apple Inc., and two app developers. … Continue reading

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Pfizer Preps for Prempro Lawsuit Settlements

Pfizer which has already settled a third of pending < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prempro">Prempro lawsuits, is reportedly preparing to resolve even more cases. According to a report from Bloomberg.com, the company has set aside more than $700 million to settle claims that Prempro … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Linked to Asthma in Children

An emerging study, released by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and published online in Pediatrics, reveals that babies treated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antibiotics during their first year might be at an increased risks for developing asthma by the … Continue reading

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