Daily Archives: May 25, 2011

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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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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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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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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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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Study Links Infuse Bone Graft it to Male Infertility

Medtronic’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Medtronic_Infuse_Bone_Graft">Infuse bone graft product has been linked to a higher risk of infertility in men when used in a certain type of surgery. The finding is surprising, as earlier research had purportedly not seen such side effects with … Continue reading

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Globe All Wellness Recalls Weight Loss Supplement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that it informed Globe All Wellness, LLC that its Slim Xtremeâ„¢ Herbal Slimming Capsule weight loss dietary supplement—sold by a seller not authorized by Globe All Wellness, LLC to sell the … Continue reading

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Senate Report Faults Sanofi on Payments to Doctors, Medical Groups

We have long been writing that the financial relationships between the drug and medical device industries and the health care industry have led to enormous controversy. Critics maintain that such relationships create conflicts of interest and could unduly influence everything … Continue reading

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Dream On Recalls Drop-Side Cribs

More < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">drop-side cribs are being recalled. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 22,000 Full-Size and Portable Drop-Side Cribs that were manufactured in China and imported by Dream On Me, Inc. of Piscataway, New Jersey have … Continue reading

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Deafness Linked to Impotence Drugs

We have long written about links between impotence drugs like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/viagra">Viagra, and hearing and vision problems. Now, says Nursing Times, Viagra “could make you deaf,” quoting The Daily Telegraph. According to the news outlets, Viagra and other impotence drugs … Continue reading

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Arkansas Fracking Lawsuits Claim Water Contamination

Two Arkansas couples have filed suit against Southwestern Energy claiming the company’s hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations have contaminated drinking water sources. The lawsuits are seeking class action status on behalf of potentially hundreds of people living within 3 miles of … Continue reading

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Consolidated in Texas

The DePuy Pinnacle is a metal-on-metal hip implant similar in design to the DePuy ASR hip implant, the headline-making device that was recalled last August over unusually high early failure rates. Like the DePuy ASR device, the Pinnacle hip implant … Continue reading

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