Daily Archives: June 13, 2016

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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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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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Half-Million Dollar Risperdal Gynecomastia Verdict under Appeal

The Pennsylvania Superior Court is considering the appeal of a recent jury award in a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit. The appeals panel has the chance to chance to decide whether punitive damages will be allowed in similar trials. The trial judge, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Pharmaceuticals |

New Study Says Essure Approval May Have Had Insufficient Safety Data

According to a just-published study, the Essure birth control implant may have received initial Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval based on insufficient or flawed data. The FDA approved the Essure non-surgical permanent birth control device in 2002, but since … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Essure |

Death of Louisiana Woman Linked to Blood Thinner Eliquis

The estate of a Louisiana woman has filed a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc. alleging that the drug Eliquis was the cause of her death. The plaintiff states that Eliquis, “an anticoagulant designed to prevent blood clots and … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Lawsuits Involving Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer on the Rise

Thousands of women with ovarian cancer have come forward to file lawsuits against the giant product manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J). These women are claiming that baby powder was the cause of their disease and cited a long trail of … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

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