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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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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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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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DePuy Hip Implant Complications May be Due to Wrong Sizes, British Lawsuit Alleges

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A lawsuit filed in the United Kingdom alleges that faulty measuring may have caused complications in patients receiving the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant, Tech Times reports. The case, which was filed at the High Court, showed that DePuy Synthes … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue to Mount as First Trial Moves Forward

As the first trial over the metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle hip implant is underway, the number of lawsuits filed in Texas is almost 7,000. There are 6,849 Pinnacle lawsuits filed in the Dallas Division of the Northern District of … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Jurors in DePuy Hip Implant Trial Can Hear About Other Cases in Multidistrict Litigation

On Monday, a Texas federal judge allowed the plaintiff in a bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit to tell jurors about the 6,500 other cases pending in multidistrict litigation that allege injuries caused by defects in a … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Settlement Excludes Thousands

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DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. recently announced a $2.5 billion settlement to resolve most of the litigation over its recalled hip implants, but some lawyers are raising concerns about the thousands of patients excluded from the deal and about the process that determines compensation. … Continue reading

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J&J Agrees to Multi-Billion-Dollar Accord Over DePuy Hip Devices

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In a just-announced accord, health care giant, Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to pay more than $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits brought over its recalled ASR hip devices. Three people familiar with the deal told Bloomberg.com that the … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Class Action Certified In Canada

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A class action lawsuit has just been certified by an Ontario, Canada judge against DePuy Orthopaedics over its recalled ASR metal-on-metal hip implant device. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The ASR is the focus of large-scale … Continue reading

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First Federal Trial for DePuy Hip Implant Set for September

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The first federal trial over DePuy Orthopaedics’ metal-on-metal hip replacement device is scheduled to begin on September 9 in Cleveland. The DePuy ASR XL device is the subject of some 10,000 lawsuits nationwide. The case, brought by a Rochester, New … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Developer Says He Would Not Use ASR Today, Accepted Royalties

More testimony is being heard in the second of nearly 11,000 lawsuits brought over the now-recalled DePuy Orthopaedics’ ASR metal-on-metal hip device implant. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. Testimony was heard from an orthopedic surgeon who … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Faces Over 10,000 Lawsuits Over Artificial DePuy Hip Device Claims

Jury selection in the first trial over Johnson & Johnson’s recalled DePuy hip implant devices begins today in Maryland.  The lawsuit, one of more than 10,000 such suits, claims that the device left some patients immobilized and in pain. The … Continue reading

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Ireland woman the first there to have defective DePuy hip implant case heard

An Ireland woman is the first in her country to file a lawsuit against the makers of the defective and recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant. According to a report from Independent.ie, the Irish national news service, Irene Pierson was … Continue reading

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