Daily Archives: August 1, 2016

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Fifth Trial in Risperdal Lawsuit Underway in Philadelphia

Fifth Trial in Risperdal Lawsuit Underway in Philadelphia

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, are now facing a mass tort program alleging that serious side effects resulted from the use of its antipsychotic drug, Risperdal. The fifth trial currently underway in Philadelphia began with a … Continue reading

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Power Morcellators can Spread Hidden Uterine Cancers

Power Morcellators can Spread Hidden Uterine Cancers

Power morcellators are surgical devices used to mince up tissue during a minimally invasive surgery, such as a laparoscopic hysterectomy. By cutting up the tissue into smaller pieces, surgeons can remove it more easily through small incisions. However, power morcellators … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Allege Patients were Never Warned of Permanent Baldness with Taxotere

Lawsuits Claim Users Not Warned of Baldness on Taxotere

Lawsuits are being filed over Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis. Plaintiffs allege that they were never warned about the risk of permanent baldness when taking the drug, claiming they would have considered a different option if they were … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Benicar HCT Makers Failed to Warn about Risk of Intestinal Side Effects

Benicar HCT Makers Failed to Warn about Risk of Side Effects

Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories are facing a new lawsuit alleging the companies failed to warn about the risk of gastrointestinal injuries with Benicar HCT, a high blood pressure medication. The plaintiff began taking the drug in April 2006, and … Continue reading

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