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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy


The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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CooperVision Avaira Sphere Contact Lens Recall Most Serious Type, FDA Says

Federal regulators have deemed CooperVision Inc.’s expanded Avaira Sphere contact lens recall a Class I recall, according to an announcement from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The expanded recall, which was announced on November 15, involved CooperVision’s Avaira … Continue reading

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CooperVision Adds 6 Million Avaira Sphere Lenses to Contact Lens Recall

CooperVision Inc. is expanding its recent contact lens recall to include to an additional brand. With the expansion, the < "">CooperVision contact lens recall now includes an additional 6 million lenses sold under the Avaira Sphere brand name. In October, … Continue reading

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CooperVision Avaira Toric Contact Lens Recall Most Serious Type, FDA Says

CooperVision Inc.’s recent recall of Avaira Toric contact lenses has been deemed Class 1 by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Class 1 recalls are the FDA’s most serious type of recall, and means the agency has determined there … Continue reading

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FDA Threat Prompts CooperVision to Reannounce Avaira Toric Contact Lens Recall

Pressure from U.S health regulators finally prompted CooperVision Inc. to step up its efforts to get the word out about its recent < "">recall of Avaira Toric contact lenses. According to a report from MSNBC, CooperVision is also acknowledging that … Continue reading

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CooperVision Quietly Recalled Contact Lenses Amid Reports of Torn Corneas, Vision Problems

While contact lens wears were suffering from blurry vision and agonizing pain that, in some cases, led to emergency room hospital visits, CooperVision was recalling < "">Avaira Toric contact lenses in what one popular blogger described as a “stealth recall.” … Continue reading

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