Daily Archives: August 26, 2016

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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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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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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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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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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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Revolade, Known in the U.S. as Promacta, Tied to Severe Hepatotoxicity Risks

Revolade, (in the U.S. as Promacta), Tied to Hepatotoxicity

The use of Revolade (eltrombopag) may cause severe hepatotoxicity and potentially deadly fatal liver injury, warns Canada’s health regulator, Health Canada, according to Healthy Canadians, Government of Canada. Revolade, which is a thrombopoietin receptor agonist, is manufactured and marketed by … Continue reading

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New Claims Accepted for September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

New Claims Allowed for September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya announced at the beginning of August that the VCF is again accepting new claims using a redesigned claim form with an improved online claims system. Individuals who do not have … Continue reading

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Parasites in Community Pools Spark Outbreak in Arizona

Parasites in Community Pools Spark Outbreak in Arizona

A parasite that officials believe was in at least 20 community pools has sickened more than 100 people in Maricopa County, Arizona. The parasite is passed through stool and is commonly transmitted through contaminated drinking water or recreational water facilities … Continue reading

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$70 Million Awarded in Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit

$70 Million Awarded in Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit

An attempt was made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to overturn the largest award seen to date in a $70 million Risperdal gynecomastia verdict. The Pennsylvania judge presiding over the matter refused the request made by the manufacturer of J&J’s … Continue reading

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Skyrocketing Cost of EpiPen Worries Doctors and Patients

Skyrocketing Cost of EpiPen Worries Doctors and Patients

For children and adults who suffer from severe allergic reactions, the cost of EpiPens have gone through the roof in the past few years. This leaves those who are in need of the life-saving device scrambling in a market that … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Cipro Involved in Partial Settlement of a Class Action Lawsuit

Cipro Involved in Partial Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that fights different types of bacterial infections, such as urinary tract or gastrointestinal infections. It is also used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax. Ciprofloxacin should only be used for infections that … Continue reading

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Biomet Faces New Lawsuit over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant

Biomet Faces New Lawsuit over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant

Biomet is facing a new lawsuit alleging that its metal-on-metal hip implant is to blame for a New York woman’s injuries. The plaintiff is a 61-year-old woman who was implanted with the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System in her … Continue reading

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