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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

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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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

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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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuits Centralized in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Federal lawsuits stemming from the Darvon and Darvocet recall have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) and transferred to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (Covington Division). The Darvon and Darvocet litigation (MDL 226) will be … Continue reading

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Darvocet Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Estate of Louisiana Woman

The family of a Louisiana woman who suffered a fatal heart attack has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvocet">Darvocet. This latest Darvocet lawsuit names Eli Lilly and Co., Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vintage Pharmaceuticals Inc., Qualitest … Continue reading

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New Darvocet Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvocet">Darvocet is facing a class action lawsuit that alleges the manufacturer’s neglect to warn patients of the drug’s—and its generic equivalent’s—risks and side effects. Propoxyphene is an opioid painkiller that was first sold as Darvon in … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Recall Delay Blamed for yet another Death

The Darvon and Darvocet recall came too late to save the 22-year-old daughter of Tammy and John Gilbert. When Kira Nicole was prescribed Darvocet two years ago, the Gilberts didn’t think they needed to worry. According to a report on … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Deaths Could Have Been Prevented by Earlier FDA Action

A consumer group says negligence on the part of federal regulators in calling for a Darvon and Darvocet recall likely cost hundreds of lives. In a recent issue of its “Worst Pills, Best Pills” newsletter, Public Citizen says that the … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuit Blames Painkillers for Sudden Death

The family of a man who died after taking propoxyphene containing drugs has filed a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon lawsuit against Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, maker of the recalled drugs. The lawsuit claims Cornelius Kellehar’s sudden heart problems were the result of Darvon and < … Continue reading

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Billions at Stake in Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuits

Victims of Darvon, Darvocet and other propoxyphene drugs could potentially recover billions of dollars in product liability lawsuits, legal experts say. That’s because a great many Darvon and Darvocet lawsuits will likely involve wrongful death claims. Propoxyphene is an opiod … Continue reading

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Motions for Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuit Consolidation Opposed by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals

Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Darvon and Darvocet, is opposing efforts to have all federal lawsuits involving the recalled painkillers consolidated in a multi-district < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon litigation (MDL). Though only five such lawsuit have been filed so far, it is … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Dangers Prompted Action by Pharmacists Years Before Recall

The Darvocet and Darvon recall has the approval of some pharmacists. According to a report in the News-Leader out of Missouri, some pharmacists there said they stopped stocking Darvon and Darvocet years ago because of safety concerns. It’s too bad, really, that … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuits Will Make News in 2011

Darvocet and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon lawsuits involving the recalled painkillers painkillers could be one of the big legal and health stories of 2011. At least one national law firm – Parker Waichman Alonso LLP – has reported that it has been inundated … Continue reading

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