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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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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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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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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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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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Defense Expert Witnesses Testify in Week 10 of DePuy Pinnacle Trial

Defense expert witnesses have been offering their testimony in week 10 of the bellwether trial involving the DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. The plaintiffs in the case allege the Pinnacle hip device caused painful complications. They have experienced difficulty … Continue reading

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Testimony Continues in DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Trial

A bellwether trial happening in the Northern District of Texas is focusing on injuries allegedly caused by the DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. The outcome of this trial could affect many other pending Pinnacle lawsuits. The plaintiffs allege the … Continue reading

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Jurors Hear Expert Testimony in DePuy Pinnacle Trial

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The bellwether trial over injuries allegedly caused by the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant continues in the Northern District of Texas. For the past four weeks, jurors have been hearing arguments over whether the hip replacements are to blame for … Continue reading

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Hip Revision Expert Testifies at Bellwether DePuy Pinnacle Hip Trial

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Expert testimony continues in the bellwether trial considering injury claims brought by people implanted with the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement device. Five DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle hip injury device lawsuits from among the cases consolidated in the Northern District are … Continue reading

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Newest Expert Testifies in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Injury Bellwether Trial

Five of the DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle hip injury device lawsuits, which were among the cases consolidated in the Northern District of Texas litigation, are being tried in one bellwether trial. The claims in the five cases are representative of the … Continue reading

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Bellwether DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Trial Underway in Texas

The outcome of a trial underway in federal court in Texas could affect the injury claims of thousands of people implanted with the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement device. Five plaintiffs who have DePuy metal-on-metal hips, manufactured by the Johnson … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Complications May be Due to Wrong Sizes, British Lawsuit Alleges

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A lawsuit filed in the United Kingdom alleges that faulty measuring may have caused complications in patients receiving the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant, Tech Times reports. The case, which was filed at the High Court, showed that DePuy Synthes … Continue reading

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MicroPort Hip Replacement Device Under FDA Class 1 Recall

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The MicroPort Orthopedics’ Profemur Long Cobalt Chrome 8 Degree Varus/Valgus Modular Neck device is under Class 1 recall from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has assigned Class 1—its most serious device recall designation—to the recall of the … Continue reading

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FDA Class I Recall for DePuy Synthes Jaw-Stabilizing Device

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Synthes unit initiated a recall of its jaw-stabilizing device that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed in its most serious Class I recall category. DePuy’s Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System lengthens and stabilizes bone in the lower … Continue reading

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