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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Update: Jeno’s and Totino’s E. Coli Pizza Recall by General Mills

On Thursday, November 1st, General Mills recalled Totino’s and Jeno’s frozen pizza over E coli O157:H7 contamination. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/general_mills_jenos_totinos_frozen_pizza_recall">Totino’s and Jeno’s pizza recall involved some 414,000 cases of frozen pizzas (nearly 5 million individual pizza pies) already shipped to … Continue reading

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Cargil Ground Beef Recalled for E. Coli Again

Cargill Inc. has recalled 1,084,384 pounds of ground beef for yet another potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli contamination after the Agriculture Department found a problem with a sample of the beef produced on Oct. 8. This is the second beef recall … Continue reading

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Bayer’s Trasylol to be Pulled from the Market for High Death Risk

German drugmaker Bayer AG has halted its sales of Trasylol (also known as aprotinin), an anti-bleeding drug which is supposed to reduce blood loss and allow patients undergoing heart-bypass surgery to avoid transfusions. Bayer is reported to have made the … Continue reading

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Another Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead Lawsuit is Filed in Federal District Court

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, along with Smith & Nevares, and Becnel Law Firm, LLC, File Suit against Medtronic Inc., Medtronic Puerto Rico, Inc., and Medtronic Puerto Rico Operations Co. on Behalf of Man Injured by Defective Sprint Fidelis Lead Implanted … Continue reading

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General Mills Jeno’s and Totino’s Frozen Meat Pizza E. Coli Recall

General Mills announced a recall Jeno’s and Totino’s frozen meat pizza products today after they were linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 in 10 states. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recall announcement, the General Mills … Continue reading

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Gadolinium MRI Contrast Agents Linked to NSF in Scottish Study

Gadolinium based MRI contrast agents and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis/ Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NSF/NFD) have been linked in yet another study. This time, researchers in Scotland have confirmed that gadolinium based contrast agents used in MRI’s are strongly associated with the … Continue reading

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MRSA, Antibiotic Resistant Staph ‘Superbug’ Plaguing Schools

MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureas, has been ravaging schools across the country this year. The drug resistant infection has been reported in schools in at least a half dozen states, and has killed one student in Virginia. According to … Continue reading

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Poses Greatest Danger to Young People

Defective Sprint Fidelis leads used with Medtronic implantable defibrillators could be far more dangerous for young people and pediatric patients. What’s more, Medtronic, Inc. could be vastly understating the fracture rate of the Sprint Fidelis Defribrillator lead, as some studies … Continue reading

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Viagra Cialis Levitra Get Hearing Loss Warning

Label information for Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis, drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction, have been modified to include warnings about sudden hearing loss associated with use of these medications. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the labeling changes … Continue reading

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Avandia Removed from Veteran Affairs Drug Formulary

Avandia will no longer be a drug of choice for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The decision to remove rosiglitazone, known by the brand name < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia, from the VA drug formulary comes after months of debate over the … Continue reading

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