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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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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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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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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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