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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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