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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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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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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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NBC Investigation Shows Bard IVC Filter Problems from the Start

A lengthy NBC News investigation reported on deaths and injuries associated with Bard IVC (inferior vena cava) filters starting soon after the devices came to market. IVC filters implanted in the body’s largest vein to prevent blood clots from traveling … Continue reading

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Brought by South Dakota Plaintiff

The purpose of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is to prevent the development of an embolism and to be used for a short period of time and then removed. One South Dakota plaintiff received an Eclipse IVC filter to … Continue reading

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Study Shows IVC Filter Retrieval in Children May be Challenging

Research studies have reported increases in the rate of venous thromboembolism (obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot dislodged from elsewhere) in children and doctors have implanted inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent clots from being carried … Continue reading

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Researchers Recommend Further Research and Monitoring of Patients with IVC Filters

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In a June 2015 article in Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, researchers from Southern Illinois University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston concluded their case report with the recommendation that further research be conducted to determine the long-term … Continue reading

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C.R. Bard’s Replacement Blood-Clot Filter Has Similar Defects to Previous Model

Medical device maker C.R. Bard replaced a blood-clot filter associated with more than two dozen deaths and hundreds of problems with a version Bard knew had similar and potentially fatal flaws soon after it was put on the market. Company … Continue reading

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Bard IVC Filter Has Higher Injury and Death Rates than Similar Devices

Medical device maker, C.R. Bard allegedly continued to market its Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters even after reports of serious injuries and deaths. A yearlong investigation by NBC Nightly News indicates that the IVC filters were failing and leading to … Continue reading

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Bard Alleged to Have Mishandled Risks with Recovery IVC Filter

A year-long investigation by NBC Nightly News raises questions about the C.R. Bard’s handling of the Recovery IVC filter product, a device implanted in the inferior vena cava to block blood clots from traveling to the lungs. In the first … Continue reading

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Retrievable Bard IVC Filters Associated with High Rate of Fracture, Other Life-Threatening Injuries

Bard IVC Filters (inferior vena cava filters) have been associated with reports of potentially life-threatening complications, including blood clots, fracturing, device migration and embolization.  In 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning regarding serious injuries that … Continue reading

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