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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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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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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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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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