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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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

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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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

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

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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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AlloDerm Plaintiff Requests Mass Tort for New Jersey Lawsuits

At least 25 lawsuits involving AlloDerm surgical mesh are pending in New Jersey State Courts. Recently, a motion was filed requesting that all New Jersey < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alloderm-Hernia-Recurrence-Recurring-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">AlloDerm lawsuits be consolidated in a mass tort before one judge for pretrial proceedings. … Continue reading

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AlloDerm Surgical Mesh in Hernia Repair May Lead to Recurrence

Questions continue to be raised over the safety of hernia repairs that utilize < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alloderm-Hernia-Recurrence-Recurring-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">AlloDerm Surgical Mesh. Reports about hernia recurrences in AlloDerm patients are not unusual, and some are beginning to ask if this product underwent enough testing to … Continue reading

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Hernia Repair AlloDerm Surgical Mesh May be Risky

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alloderm-Hernia-Recurrence-Recurring-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">AlloDerm, a surgical mesh made from human cadaver skin, has been linked to complications when used in hernia repair surgery. Reports of hernia recurrence and other AlloDerm failures have made it apparent that this product did not undergo adequate … Continue reading

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As Scandal Widens, Many Who Received Stolen Body Parts and Human Tissue Claim to Have Been Infected with Deadly Viruses

While it will be difficult to prove with certainty, many people are claiming to have been infected with potentially deadly viruses from contaminated body parts and human tissue illegally harvested from bodies and then marketed for implantation and grafting into … Continue reading

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Stolen Body Parts Scandal Leads to More Testing of Patients Who May Have Received Diseased Human Tissue Grafts

By Steven DiJoseph The ghoulish tale of stolen body parts, missing persons, diseased human tissue grafts, and the possibility that thousands of innocent patients are now at risk of developing everything from HIV/AIDS and syphilis to hepatitis B and C … Continue reading

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Illegal Harvesting and Sale of Body Parts, Tissue, and Organs – Dr. Frankenstein Would Have Been Proud

By Steven DiJoseph* There was a time when Gothic horror stories would frighten moviegoers who paid their quarters to see mad scientists pay grave robbers to steal the body parts and organs from graveyards. Whether the goal was to create … Continue reading

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