Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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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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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Vega Helmet Corp. Recalls More than 30,000 Motorcycle Helmets

Vega Helmet Corporation has announced that it is recalling more than 30,546 motorcycle helmets that may not meet federal safety standards for impact protection. The recalled helmets, Vega model XTS in sizes L, XL, and XXL, were manufactured between May … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Study: Elevated Cobalt and Chromium Levels Seen Following Metal Disc Arthroplasty

A recent study revealed that patients tested with higher serum cobalt and chromium levels following surgery for all metal total lumbar disc arthroplasty. The levels, said Helio, were similar to those seen in the same time frame in patients with … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News, Metal Hip Implants |

Oregon bus crash kills 9 on icy I-84

A coach bus carrying Canadian tourists at the end of a nine-day tour crashed over a guard rail on Interstate 84 near Pendleton, Ore., killing nine on board and injuring dozens more. According to an AP report with help from … Continue reading

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Increased Complaints of Serious Injuries in Children Leads to Buckyball Makers Liquidation

Parker Waichman LLP® reports that Buckyball maker, Maxfield & Oberton Holdings, LLC, is being liquidated following mounting complaints of serious injuries in children. Now, Maxfield & Oberton Holdings, LLC is in liquidation, has ceased to exist under Delaware law, and … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Defective Products |

HGH use on the rise, most sales generated through improper diagnosis

Sales of human growth hormone (HGH) and anabolic steroids have reached all-time highs and some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are finding where there’s muck, there’s brass, profiting mostly off questionable sales of the drugs. According to a recent … Continue reading

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Georgia Nursing Home Accident Leaves One Woman Dead

Another nursing home death has been reported; this time in a Decatur, Georgia facility. A 94-year-old wheelchair-bound woman was sitting outside of the Country Cottage Assisted Living facility during a routine fire drill when her chair brakes failed and her … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Nursing Home Abuse |

Patients Advised to Consider Imaging and Symptoms Before Metal-on-Metal Hip Arthroplasty Revision Surgery

British researchers recommend that both imaging results and patient symptoms be reviewed when considering revision surgery to remove faulty metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty systems. While surgeons can use MRI and ultrasound equipment to detect metallosis in potential revision patients, the researchers … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Metal Hip Implants |

Class I recall issued on PEEK Ardis Inserter device used in spinal surgery; sales of accompanying system halted

Federal health regulators have issued their most serious warning about a medical device used during spinal surgery, the PEEK Ardis Inserter. According to a statement from the Food and Drug Administration, the agency has deemed a callback on the Zimmer … Continue reading

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Victory Pharma, Inc., Agrees to Pay $11.4 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations

Victory Pharma, Inc., has agreed to pay $11,420,743 to resolve federal civil and criminal liability arising from its marketing of Naprelan, Xodol, Fexmid, and Dolgic, the Justice Department just announced, citing a whistleblower case. The settlement resolves allegations that Victory, … Continue reading

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Toyota To Settle Unintended Acceleration Lawsuits

Toyota Motors just agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit concerning problems with unintended acceleration. The proposed settlement—one of the largest of its kind at $1 billion—was filed in a Federal District Court in California. The agreement is pending approval by … Continue reading

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