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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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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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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

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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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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

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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

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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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, Other Opioids Linked to More Accidental Deaths When Prescribed at High Doses

Prescribing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon and other opioids painkillers in high doses increases the likelihood of an accidental fatal overdose, according to a newly-published study. Opioids are commonly prescribed for the treatment of pain. In addition to Darvon, this class of drugs … 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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