Daily Archives: June 3, 2011

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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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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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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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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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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Depakote Marketing Settlement Being Negotiated

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) is in talks to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) probe into whether or not it illegally marketed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/depakote">Depakote, its anti-seizure medication for nonapproved uses, said the Wall Street Journal, citing a court department. We … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Whistleblower |

Two Dead in Colorado Listeria Outbreak

Two < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria deaths in Colorado have been reported in the past two weeks, say health officials there. A total of three cases, including the two fatalities, have been reported, to date. According to Colorado Department of Public Health and … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Industry Must Stop Stalling on Fracking Disclosure, Chevron Exec Says

An energy company executive says companies engaged in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, should be more forthright about what chemicals are contained in their fracking fluid. Gary Luquette, president of North America exploration and production for Chevron, said Wednesday during … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Shaker Musical Instruments Recalled

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Defective Gripper Shaker musical instruments are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. About 9,400 defective Gripper Shaker musical instruments are being recalled in the United States. Another 700 defective instruments … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Missouri Woman Files Suit over Dial Complete Claims

A woman in Missouri is the latest consumer to file a lawsuit alleging claims about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dial-Complete-Antibacterial-Hand-Wash-Soap-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash are false and misleading. The Dial Complete lawsuit seeks class action status. Like others filed earlier, this new Dial … Continue reading

Posted in Dial Complete Antibacterial Handwash |

New MRSA Strain Infecting Milk, Humans

A new strain of an already antibiotic resistant bacteria has been found in milk and has been discovered to be linked to infections in humans. The superbug is an iteration of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pathogen. WebMD notes that … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Australians File DePuy Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Replacement System, the defective hip implant device recalled last August, has been making global news, including in Australia for severe pain, device failure, the need for painful and complicated revision surgery, and illness linked … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy |

Byetta Lawsuit Alleges Diabetes Drug Caused Fatal Cancer

Concerns are growing that Byetta, Amylin and Eli Lilly’s injectable treatment for Type 2 Diabetes, may be associated with cancer, especially thyroid and pancreatic cancer. At least one Byetta cancer lawsuit has already been filed, claiming the drug caused a … Continue reading

Posted in Byetta Cancer |

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