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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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UK Inquiry Finds PIP Breast Implants Six Times More Likely to Rupture

A U.K. inquiry finds that controversial PIP breast implants are six times likelier to rupture. At least 3,000 alleged victims have filed complaints about the implants; some 300,000 PIP implants have been sold worldwide. The inquiry also found that, while … Continue reading

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Former Owner Of French Breast Implant Company Arrested

The former owner of a now-defunct French breast implant company has been arrested amid a worldwide cancer scare scandal involving tens of thousands of women who received defective silicone breast implants. We recently wrote that Jean-Claude Mas, the 72-year-old founder … Continue reading

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U.S. Women Warned On Faulty French Breast Implants

U.S. women are being warned about faulty French-manufactured breast implants. The now-defunct French company, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), manufactured the defective silicone implants. Dr. Phillip Craft, with the Miami Institute, told CBS Local that breast implants approved in the United … Continue reading

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More Countries Issue Advisories for Defective French Breast Implants

Health authorities in two more countries are calling for the removal of defective silicone breast implants made by the now-defunct French company, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). According to various media reports, regulators in the Netherlands have advised women to have … Continue reading

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British Doctor Calls for Removal of PIP Silicone Breast Implants, Cites Rupture Risks

A prominent British surgeon says women who received defective silicone breast implants made by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) of France should have them removed because of the risk that they could rupture. According to the BBC, Tim Goodacre says the … Continue reading

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U.K. Considers Registry In Wake Of French Breast Implant Scandal

In the wake of a French breast implant scandal, health ministers and other officials in the United Kingdom are considering a registry of patients who have received faulty implants and other types of cosmetic procedures. As we’ve explained, Poly Implant … Continue reading

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French Breast Implant Company Founder a Wanted Man

The founder of a French medical device firm that made defective breast implants now at the center of a worldwide cancer scare is being sought by Interpol on an unrelated drunk driving charge. Jean-Claude Mas, the 72-year-old founder of Poly … Continue reading

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France Calls for Mass Removal of PIP Silicone Breast Implants

Health officials in France have officially recommended that some 30,000 women with defective silicone breast implants made by Poly Implant Prothese SA (PIP) have them removed. According to a Reuters report, the French health ministry said new breast implants would … Continue reading

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France to Pay for PIP Silicone Breast Implant Removal, As Cancer Fears Go Global

French health officials said Wednesday that the government would cover the cost of removing faulty silicone breast implants made by Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) for some of the thousands of women there who have received them. Meanwhile, fears that PIP … Continue reading

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France May Call for Removal of Faulty Breast Implants in Response to Cancer Fears

France may soon warn women with a certain type of silicone breast implant to have them removed because of fears they might rupture or cause cancer. Such a warning would affect some 30,000 women there who have received the pre-filled … Continue reading

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