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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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C.R. Bard Agrees to Settle Most Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Lawsuits

C.R. Bard Inc. is poised to settle most of the personal injury lawsuits involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch made by its Davol Inc. subsidiary. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company … Continue reading

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XenMatrix Surgical Mesh Recalled by C.R. Bard

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">XenMatrix, a mesh used in hernia and abdominal wall repair, is being recalled by C.R. Bard’s Davol Inc. subsidiary. According to the company, testing couldn’t assure the XenMatrix mesh met regulatory guidelines for toxins released by dead bacteria. According … Continue reading

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Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Victim Awarded $1.3 Million

We recently wrote that the first federal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch trial ended in a verdict for the defendants, Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. The Rhode Island jury found the defendants negligent in the design of the Kugel … Continue reading

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Defense Claims Victory in First Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Trial

The first federal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch trial has ended in a verdict for the defendants, Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. The Rhode Island jury found the defendants negligent in the design of the Kugel patch, but ruled … Continue reading

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Plaintiff Testifies in Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Trial

A federal jury in Rhode Island heard testimony from the plaintiff in the first < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch lawsuit to come to come to trial since the devices were recalled in 2005. The lawsuit is one of more than … Continue reading

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First Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Lawsuit Trial to Begin

The first federal lawsuit involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch is scheduled to go to trial today. Just over 1,500 Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch lawsuits are currently pending in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island. … Continue reading

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Man Killed by Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, Family Wants to Warn Others

Aaron Menendez endured two years following implantation of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Bard Composix Kugel mesh hernia patch before he suffered a serious infection and died this past September.  Soon after his implantation, the patch was recalled.  Menendez’s autopsy results confirm that … Continue reading

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Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Used At Virginia Hospitals Long After Recall

The defective< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch"> Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch – recalled several years ago – was mistakenly implanted in seven patients at two Virginia hospitals.  At least one woman who received a recalled Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch at one of the two … Continue reading

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Court Expands Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Litigation

The maker of the defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch will now have to face even more lawsuits over faulty hernia patches.  Earlier this month, a Federal Court charged with hearing all claims related to the Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch … Continue reading

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Man Sues Maker of Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch for Infections Following Hernia Surgery

An Arkansas man is suing the makers of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Composix_Kugel_Mesh_X_Large_Patch">Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch, alleging  that a hernia patch made by Davol and its parent company Bard caused a massive infection that forced him to undergo surgery to have the … Continue reading

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