Daily Archives: July 22, 2013

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research


The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution


The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy


The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Study: Sudafed, Other Nasal Decongestants May Raise Risk of Birth Defects


A new study has found that nasal decongestants such as Sudafed may increase the risk of certain rare birth defects when taking during the first trimester of pregnancy. Researchers found that some types of over-the-counter decongestants such as phenylephrine and … Continue reading

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Another Biomet Metal Hip Implant Fails, Lawsuit Alleges


The Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip implant device is at the center of yet another lawsuit brought against the device maker over alleged injuries and the need for revision surgery. According to the complaint, the plaintiff, a North Carolina woman, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Metal Hip Implants |

FDA Warns Intuitive Surgical Over da Vinci Surgical Robot Deficiencies


As a result of inspections in April and May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Intuitive Surgical on July 17 about deficiencies in the da Vinci surgical robot system. The FDA letter commented on … Continue reading

Posted in da Vinci Surgical Robot, Defective Medical Devices |

Solar Panels Failing At High, Premature Rates


Some solar panels are allegedly defective, with problems occurring into their second year; a significant issue, given that the products are meant to last 25 years. Some panels have been linked to fires and other serious problems. The issue, according … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Defective Products |

Stryker Rejuvenate’s Mounting Lawsuits Hurt Second-Quarter Profits


Stryker’s recalled Rejuvenate metal hip implant devices struck the device maker a substantial financial blow to its second-quarter profits. Along with a 35 percent drop in second-quarter profits of about $170 million, Stryker’s earnings outlook for this year are also … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Metal Hip Implants |

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