Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

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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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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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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Tufftorq Yard Tractors Recalled For Bad Brakes

About 1,600 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Husqvarna Yard Tractors with TuffTorq K46LD Transaxle are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Husqvarna Yard Tractors with TuffTorq K46LD Transaxle were manufactured in the United States by Husqvarna Professional … Continue reading

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Marine Testifies At Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Hearing

As we’ve long reported, many scientists have called the drinking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Camp-Lejeune-Benzene-Poisoning">water contamination at Camp Lejeune the worst in the nation’s history. From the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s, an estimated 1 million people were exposed to water that was poisoned … Continue reading

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Business Group Lobbying Obama Administration On BPA

The nation’s largest business lobby, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has asked the Obama administration to halt its plans to list the controversial polycarbonate plastic hardener, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA)—as an environmentally harmful substance, The Detroit Free Press just reported. … Continue reading

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15-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ohio Hatchery

Ohio health officials are reporting that 8 people who have fallen ill in that state are a part of an expanding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in 15 states, said Reuters. The Ohio Department of Health and the … Continue reading

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French, Germans Pull Actos Over Bladder Cancer Concerns

A number of studies have linked bladder cancer with the diabetes drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos (generic: pioglitazone), which is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. In response to concerns that the drug’s risks outweigh its benefits, Actos will be pulled from the … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Drugs for Enlarged Prostate, Hair Loss May Increase Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that new warnings will be added to labels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/5-alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor-Proscar-Propecia-Avodart-Jalyn-Prostate-Cancer-Lawsuit">Proscar, Avodart, Jalyn and Propecia regarding a possible association with high-grade prostate cancer. Proscar, Avodart and Jalyn are all used to … Continue reading

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