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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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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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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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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Another DePuy Pinnacle MoM Lawsuit Filed

Pinnacle Metallosis Lawsuits Added To Texas MDL A new lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Orthopedics and Johnson & Johnson over an allegedly failed Pinnacle Acetabular Cup system. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The Pinnacle metal-on-metal … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Hit with $1 Billion Verdict in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Case

On November 30, a federal jury in Dallas, Texas ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who said they were injured by Pinnacle hip implants. The jury found that … Continue reading

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Plaintiffs in DePuy Pinnacle Litigation Say J&J Lied about Hip Implant Safety

Plaintiffs in DePuy Pinnacle MDL Say J&J Lied about Implants

On the first day of the third bellwether trial over the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal implants, jurors heard arguments that DePuy and parent company Johnson & Johnson deceived physicians and patients about the safety of the hip device. The company allegedly … Continue reading

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DePuy Pinnacle MDL Status Update: Jury Selected, Motion to Quash Denied

DePuy Pinnacle Update: Jury Selected, Motion to Quash Denied

A jury was selected last week in a case in the DePuy Pinnacle multidistrict litigation (MDL). The MDL—IN RE: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation—(MDL 2244) is being heard in the Northern District Court, Northern District of … Continue reading

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Jury Selection Scheduled in the Third DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Case

Jury Selection Scheduled in DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Case

Jury selection has begun in the third DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip device bellwether case in the 8,000-case multidistrict litigation (MDL) brought against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit. The MDL has been organized in Dallas, Texas federal court, … Continue reading

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Two Years after DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Defense Verdict, Court Enters Judgment

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Verdict Enters Judgment

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has entered a judgment in case that went to trial over DePuy’s Pinnacle hip implant. According a recent court order, a judgment was entered nearly two years after the jury … Continue reading

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DePuy Orthopaedics Denied a Delay for September Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial

Texas federal Judge Ed Kinkeade has refused to delay the scheduled September trial in the ongoing multidistrict litigation involving DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants. DePuy Orthopaedics requested the delay after a March trial resulted in a $502 million … Continue reading

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements Implanted after 2006 are Researched for High Failure Risks

A metal-on-metal hip device sits inside a metal liner with a metal ball that works at the top of the thigh bone (femoral head) and acts as a replacement socket. From 2006 on, implants had a higher risk of revision … Continue reading

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High Failure Rate of Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement

The DePuy Pinnacle hip device sits inside a metal liner with a metal ball that works at the top of the thigh bone acting as a replacement socket. Dr. David Langton of the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, … Continue reading

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A Texas Jury Returns A Nearly $500 Million Verdict in A DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Trial

After two months of trial days and several days of deliberation, a Texas jury found in favor of five plaintiffs who alleged failure of DePuy Orthopaedic’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip device in the second bellwether trial brought against Johnson & Johnson. … Continue reading

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