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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Ban Sought for Force-Placed Insurance Policy Fees

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The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) is seeking to ban on fees for so-called “force-placed” insurance policies. The policies are for costly insurance coverage that borrowers are forced to take when their homeowners’ policies have lapsed, according to The Wall … Continue reading

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Unpaid Life Insurance Benefits Subject of New York Joint Investigation

Life insurance companies are under scrutiny in New York for the way they handle < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unpaid life insurance death benefits. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced late last week that they would be collaborating … Continue reading

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New York AG Investigating Life Insurance Death Benefit Payouts

The New York Attorney General has launched an investigation into the way life insurance companies identify deceased insured and pay death benefits. According to several media reports, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last month sent subpoenas to nine companies … Continue reading

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AMA Sues Aetna, CIGNA Over Out-of-Network Care

Aetna and CIGNA have been named in a lawsuit filed by the American Medical Association (AMA) over health insurance reimbursement payments.  According to the AMA, the lawsuit charges that Aetna and CIGNA used a flawed database to pay physicians artificially … Continue reading

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Cigna, Wellpoint Settle with Cuomo Over Reimbursements

Wellpoint and Cigna, two of the country’s largest insurers, have as agreed to stop using the much-maligned Ingenix database for determining reimbursements for customers who seek out-of-network care.  Wellpoint and Cigna are just the latest insurers to reach an agreement … Continue reading

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Independent Health, HealthNow New York Latest Insurers to Swear Off Ingenix Database

Two Buffalo, New York insurers have reached an agreement with the state’s Attorney General to stop using Ingenix, the reimbursement database owned by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/UnitedHealth_Care_Reimbursement_Fraud">UnitedHealth Group.   Independent Health and HealthNow New York Inc. are just the latest insurers to agree … Continue reading

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Cigna and Aetna Named in Ingenix Reimbursement Lawsuit

Cigna and Aetna  are the latest insurers to be hit with a lawsuit over the Ingenix database, which is used by many large health insurers to determine reimbursement rates.  The lawsuits, filed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and several … Continue reading

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UnitedHealth Settles Class Action Lawsuit with Doctor Group

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/UnitedHealth_Care_Reimbursement_Fraud">UnitedHealth Group has settled a class action lawsuit over its Ingenix database.  The $400 million settlement with the American Medical Association (AMA) comes just days after UnitedHealth settled similar charges with the state of New York for $50 million. … Continue reading

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UnitedHealth Group to Pay $50 Million to Settle Claims it Over Charged Millions

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/UnitedHealth_Care_Reimbursement_Fraud">UnitedHealth Group has agreed to pay $50 million to settle charges that it overcharged millions of customers.  As part of the settlement with the New York State Attorney General’s Office, UnitedHealth Group will also revise the process that health … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike Damage Estimates Surge

A risk assessment group now says damage costs from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike could go as high as $21 billion.  That figure would make Hurricane Ike the third most expensive storm in U.S history, behind Hurricanes Katrina and Andrew. The new … Continue reading

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