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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams get FDA Warning Letter due to Listeria

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams get FDA Warning due to Listeria

For the second time, Listeria contamination is a problem for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ manufacturers. The first recall  of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams was in 2015 after the bacteria was found in Jeni’s production facility. Jeni’s issued a voluntary recall … Continue reading

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Investigation of St. Jude Medical Devices Now Includes FDA

Investigation of St. Jude Medical Devices Now Includes FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now joined the investigation into security claims that devices made by St. Jude Medical can be hacked remotely. These claims are still being defended by St. Jude. Muddy Waters Capital, an investment … Continue reading

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Woman Killed by Chain Reaction Crash Caused by Drunk Driver

Woman Killed by Chain Reaction Crash Caused by Drunk Driver

On the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, early Monday morning, a woman standing outside a disabled car was the victim of a drunk driver who rammed into the back of the disabled car. This collision catapulted Aissatou Diallo over the guardrail approximately 30 … Continue reading

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Crash in Long Island Leaves 1 Dead

Crash in Long Island Leaves 1 Dead

An early morning crash leaves a man dead in Long Island. A 56-year-old Sound Beach man driving a 2007 Ford E150 was headed westbound when he collided with a box truck on Sunrise Highway and Helen Avenue. The driver was … Continue reading

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Quality of Xarelto Clinical Trials Expected to be an Issue in 2017 Court Cases

Xarelto Clinical Trials to be an Issue in 2017 Lawsuits

When the first lawsuits involving the blood-thinning drug Xarelto go to trial in 2017, attorneys expect the quality of the clinical trials involved in the drug’s approval to be a major issue. Xarelto lawsuits have been filed in both federal … Continue reading

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Power Morcellator Use Drops in Light of FDA Warning

Power Morcellator Use Drops in Light of FDA Warning

The use of power morcellators in gynecologic procedures has decreased substantially after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned in 2014 that the devices could spread undetected uterine cancers. A study published in JAMA examined trends in power morcellation … Continue reading

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SSRI Antidepressants Can Increase Patient’s Fear and Anxiety

SSRI Antidepressants Can Increase Patient’s Fear and Anxiety

For some of the millions of people worldwide who take selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat depression, the drug may actually increase the patient’s fear and anxiety. This family of widely prescribed drugs includes Prozac (fluoxetine) and Zoloft (sertraline). … Continue reading

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Study: PTSD in 9/11 Workers Associated with Increased Risk of Asthma

PTSD in 9/11 Workers Connected with Increased Risk of Asthma

A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the attacks were more likely to develop new-onset asthma. The longitudinal study, which conducted … Continue reading

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Honeywell Issues Recall for Possibly Contaminated Eyesaline Eyewash

Honeywell Issues Recall for Contaminated Eyesaline Eyewash

In cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, Honeywell has recalled one lot of Eyesaline Eyewash solution. The eyewash is used for emergency eye rinsing after an injury. The product has been recalled as a precaution because of the risk … Continue reading

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New Lawsuit Filed over Bair Hugger Surgical Blanket

New Lawsuit Filed over Bair Hugger Surgical Blanket

3M and Arizant Healthcare are facing another lawsuit filed over the Bair Hugger surgical blanket. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a New York man who suffered a deep joint infection, allegedly due to the Bair Hugger warming blanket … Continue reading

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