Daily Archives: May 21, 2012

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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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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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Listeria Prompts Diced Onion Recall

The dangerous Listeria pathogen has prompted a diced onion recall, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, California is recalling 2,360 pounds, of diced red onions with lot code 51RDA1A2119 and use-by-dates May … Continue reading

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects … Continue reading

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Brooklyn DA, Former NYC Mayor Clash on Handling of Orthodox Jewish Sex Abuse Cases

Brooklyn’s District Attorney Charles Hynes is facing added pressure in the Orthodox Jewish child sex abuse scandal as new critics accuse him of allowing victims of the abuse to be intimidated. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, … Continue reading

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Caribeña Papayas Recalled For Potential Salmonella Contamination

Caribeña papayas are being recalled for potential Salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled papayas were distributed by Caribe Produce Ltd. Co. of McAllen, Texas. A total of 286 cases of Papaya Maradol, Caribeña … Continue reading

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83 Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Tempeh

A three-month tempeh Salmonella outbreak has broadened, reportedly sickening 83 people. The illnesses have been linked to a recall by Smiling Hara of Asheville, North Carolina of its 12-ounce packages of unpasteurized soybean tempeh. According to the Citizen-Times, many of … Continue reading

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Diamond Pet Foods Issues Cat Food Recall For Salmonella

Diamond Pet Foods expanded its dog food recalls to now include cat food contaminated with the Salmonella pathogen. Despite at least 16 human illnesses and now pet illnesses and deaths, only scanty information is being released. The recall began with … Continue reading

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River Ranch Recalls Bagged Salads For Potential Listeria

River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, California just issued a recall and an expansion of that recall for its bagged salads over potential Listeria contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Routine random testing of finished … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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