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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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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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Victoza, Similar Diabetes Drugs Raise Safety Concerns

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Victoza, a Type 2 Diabetes drug approved just last year, is raising concerns about pancreatitis. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ (ISMP) latest “QuarterWatch” report, Victoza has been associated with a growing number of pancreatitis cases since … Continue reading

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Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Recalled

Global Wellness, LLC. Hollywood, Florida just issued a nationwide recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Via Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Dietary Supplement for Men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. This recall has been implemented at the consumer level. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Glass Particles Prompt Recall for American Regent Methyldopate HCL Injection

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced a recall of defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Methyldopate HCL Injection. This recall was initiated because some vials of this lot contained translucent visible particles consistent with glass delamination. The glass particles (flakes) ranged … Continue reading

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Class I Recall Issued for Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs)

In March 2011, Datascope Corp/Maquet initiated a voluntary worldwide field correction of certain I< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">ntra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs) that were sold under Datascope Corp. Systems 98/98XT, CS100/CS100i, and CS300, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. A total … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Study Sees Risk in Aspirin, Proton Pump Inhibitor Combo after Heart Attack

Taking proton pump inhibitors and aspirin together may increase the risk that heart attack patients will experience a new cardiovascular event, or even death, according to a new study. The finding is important because doctors often prescribe < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium or … Continue reading

Posted in Nexium, Pharmaceuticals, Proton Pump Inhibitors |

Recall Issued for Bratz Makeup Design Sketch Book

MGA Entertainment of Van Nuys, California is recalling 6,200 units of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Bratz Makeup Design Sketch Book over concerns that the make-up is contaminated with Staphylococcus warneri and Staphylococcus intermedius, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. … Continue reading

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BPA Exposure Worse Than Thought

According to the University of Missouri (UM), reports of BPA exposure have been underestimated. Up until now, laboratory testing has looked at exposure to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA) via single exposures; however, a new study finds that when looking at … Continue reading

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New York, California Legislation Takes Aim at Fracking

Concerns over the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have prompted legislative pushes in both New York and California. In the Empire State, the Assembly has voted to extend a fracking moratorium – set to expire this summer – … Continue reading

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