Monthly Archives: July 2011

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

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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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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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 Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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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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Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedra Alkaloids Recalled

Finemost Corporation, which does business as (dba) Qualiherb, is issuing a nationwide recall of its dietary supplements sold under the brand name Qualiherb, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Finemost is located at 13839 Bentley Place, Cerritos, … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

EPA Proposes Fracking Air Pollution Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the first ever federal rule to limit air pollution from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the proposed rule is part of a package of new regulations … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Phil&Teds Recalls Strollers for Faulty Brakes

Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers are being recalled for faulty breaks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. In the United States, 7,400 defective Explorer Strollers are being recalled; 1,900 are being recalled in Canada. … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Flying Foods Expands Listeria Recall

Flying Food Group’s of Lawrenceville, Georgia is recalling all of its U.S. Department of Agriculture- (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration- (FDA) regulated products, including sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates, and salads, over concerns the products have been contaminated with … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Iowa Couple Files Latest Imprelis Tree Damage Lawsuit

Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed over alleged < "">Imprelis tree poisoning. The lawsuit, filed by Daryl and Mary Ann Haley, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Cedar Rapids Division, and seeks … Continue reading

Posted in Imprelis Tree Death / Damage |

FDA Slams Merck Over Tainted Vaccines

Merck is taking heat from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) over contamination in some of its vaccines. According to Fox Business, charred pieces of plastic shrink wrap were found in vaccines such as Gardasil (HPV), Varivax (chicken pox), … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Daughter’s Death Inspires Father to Expose Alleged Fort Detrick Cancer Cluster

Randy White, a Tampa, Florida pastor who lost his 30-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2008, believes she was a victim of toxic contamination from Fort Detrick, Maryland. The foundation that bears her name, the Kristen Renee Foundation, claims … Continue reading

Posted in Fort Detrick Cancer Cluster |

Papaya Products Recalled for Salmonella

In the wake of two federal agency investigations into Salmonella-contaminated papayas, another recall is being initiated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. At least 97 reports of Salmonella Agona have led to 10 hospitalizations in 23 states. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Imprelis Harms Trees, DuPont Says

DuPont has admitted that its < "">Imprelis herbicide has damaged landscape trees in states around the country. The acknowledgement, which came in a statement DuPont issued this afternoon, follows the filing of several class action lawsuits seeking damages for Imprelis … Continue reading

Posted in Imprelis Tree Death / Damage |

Prime-Line Recalls Child Safety Products

Prime-Line of Redlands, California has issued two recalls for child safety products, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. In both cases, the defective products were manufactured in China. Prime-Line can be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.839.9555 from 8:00 … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

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