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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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 ...

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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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Intuitive Surgical Declines as Revenue Misses Estimate

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Intuitive Surgical Inc., maker of the da Vinci surgical robot system, reports its revenues fell the most in three months after third-quarter profit declined on lower sales of the da Vinci and related equipment. Revenue decreased 7.2 percent to $499 … Continue reading

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Increased da Vinci Marketing may be Tied to Increased Injury Reports

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Robotic surgery marketing appears to be tied to robotic surgery injury reports, according to a new report concerning the da Vinci robotic surgical system that is manufactured and marketed by Intuitive Surgical. In one case highlighted by Bloomberg.com, general surgeon … Continue reading

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Analysts Warn That Adverse da Vinci Reports Part of a Larger Problem

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Citron Research just published a rather negative report concerning device maker Intuitive Surgical and its da Vinci surgical robot. Citron discusses a marked increase in reported adverse events, while Intuitive Surgical argues that sudden increases are in filings, not in … Continue reading

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Most Robotic Surgery Deaths Involve Gynecologic Surgery

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins are warning that inappropriate reporting processes may be hiding real dangers tied to robotic surgical procedures, such as those conducted using Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci system. Most reported injuries and deaths involved gynecologic surgery. The researchers … Continue reading

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da Vinci Uses Expanding Despite Mounting Controversy

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In the midst of growing controversy over its robotic surgical system, Intuitive Surgical continues to add functionality to its da Vinci robot. Ho-Sheng Lin, M.D., a fellow with the American College of Surgeons and professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery … Continue reading

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Medscape Weighs in on da Vinci Controversy

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Although Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci robotic surgical system, continues to tout the controversial system’s so-called benefits, mounting injury reports and litigation tell a different story. Now, an editor and surgeon just published the slide show, “Robotic Surgery: … Continue reading

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Weak Sales, Regulator Warning, Mounting Injury Reports, Litigation Plague Intuitive Surgical

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Intuitive Surgical, the developer of the da Vinci surgical robot system has dropped its stock price significantly in the face of stalled sales, a warning from federal regulators, and mounting injury reports and litigation. In this year’s second quarter, Intuitive … Continue reading

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Another Lawsuit Alleges Serious Injuries Tied to da Vinci Robot

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A woman claims that Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci robotic surgical system, is responsible for serious injuries she suffered from her robotic surgery. The woman, 45, brought a federal lawsuit after suffering chronic abdominal pain and serious … Continue reading

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da Vinci Robotic System Still the Focus of Controversy

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Although Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci robotic surgical device, continues to tout the controversial system’s so-called benefits, mounting injury reports and litigation tell a different story. David Rosa from Intuitive Surgical tells CNN that, “The benefit is … Continue reading

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Robotic Surgery Mishap Causes Oregon Woman Months of Pain

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A Portland, Oregon woman suffered months of intense pain after a hysterectomy performed last September with the aid of the da Vinci surgical robot system. Heidi Carlson knew something was wrong, but she couldn’t convince doctors, she said in an … Continue reading

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