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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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FDA Targets Defective Defibrillators

A new Food & Drug Administration (FDA) report on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">external defibrillators finds that the devices malfunction far too often, and that such malfunctions can prove fatal. Yesterday, the agency announced that it has launched an initiative aimed at facilitating … Continue reading

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Sprint Fidelis Fracture Rates May be Higher than Medtronic Admits

Medtronic Inc.’s stated failure rate for the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/medtronic_defibrillators">recalled Sprint Fidelis defibrillator lead has been disputed by some leading hospitals. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, those hospitals – including the University of Rochester in New York … Continue reading

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Sprint Fidelis Problems Weigh On Medtronic

We have long been writing about the dangerous, sometimes deadly, issue regarding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">defective cardiac device leads. Now, a report out by UBS Investment Research announced that, “lead failures could accelerate over time,” said Med City News. Lead wires are … Continue reading

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Boston Scientific Settles Probe Over Defibrillators

Last year we wrote that a prominent physician from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation had expressed concern about test guidelines for a next-generation < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">heart defibrillator under development at the time by Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, and St. Jude … Continue reading

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More Claims Filed over Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads

Three more lawsuits have been filed against < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Medtronic, Medtronic USA, Medtronic International Technology, and Medtronic Puerto Rico Operations, reports the Madison Record. The three individuals, residents of Illinois, allege in their 60-count suit, that they suffer sudden shocks after … Continue reading

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Defibrillator Leads Need Monitoring, Doctor Group Says

Defibrillator lead wires, such a those involved in the 2007 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/medtronic_defibrillators">Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead recall, need better surveillance to detect defects, a group of heart doctors has said. The Heart Rhythm Society also called on hospitals to train doctors … Continue reading

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads: Doctors, Patients Face Tough Choices

The procedure to remove one of Medtronic Inc.’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/medtronic_defibrillators">defective Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads is dangerous and complicated. According to a report in The New York Times, because of the risks involved, patients implanted with a Sprint Fidelis lead and … Continue reading

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Medtronic Letter Links Sprint Fidelis Leads to 13 Deaths, Possibly More

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/medtronic_defibrillators">Medtronic’s Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads have been implicated in at least 13 deaths and could be linked to scores of others. That’s up from the five fatalities Medtronic reported when the Sprint Fidelis leads were first removed from the … Continue reading

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Risk Grows Over Time

A new study has found that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/medtronic_defibrillators">Medtronic’s Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads are still putting patients at risk.  The Sprint Fidelis leads were removed from the market in October 2007 because of their higher-than-normal fracture rate. A lead is a … Continue reading

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Late Treatment with Stents Questioned

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Cardiac stents have been the subject of much controversy in recent months and, now, two emerging studies have found that patients do not fare better over medications and other treatments than with stents following heart attacks. Stents are tiny … Continue reading

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