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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Heart Rhythm Journal Rejects St. Jude Request to Retract Riata Lead Study

The journal Heart Rhythm will not retract a study published last month that linked St. Jude Medical’s Riata and Riata ST defibrillator leads to 22 deaths that were the result of high-voltage failures of the leads. St. Jude, which had … Continue reading

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Medtronic Claims Analysis Confirms Recent Findings on St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead Death Rates

Medtronic Inc. is backing findings of a study that raised serious safety concerns about Riata and Riata ST defibrillator leads made by rival, St. Jude Medical Inc. The study, conducted by Dr. Robert Hauser and published in the journal Heart … Continue reading

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St. Jude Claims Study on Alleged Riata Lead Deaths is Biased and Inaccurate

St. Jude Medical wants the Heart Rhythm Journal to retract a study published last month that linked its Riata line of internal defibrillator leads to more 20 deaths. In a statement issued by St. Jude on Friday, the company asserted … Continue reading

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St. Jude to Halt Sales of QuickSite and QuickFlex Defibrillator Leads Over Safety Concerns

St. Jude Medical Inc., a leading medical devices manufacturer, has stopped marketing two of its cardiac defibrillator leads after incidents of them malfunctioning were reported. Business Week reports St. Jude has stopped sales of its QuickSite and QuickFlex wires due … Continue reading

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Study Links St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead Defects to 22 Deaths

People implanted with St. Jude’s now-recalled Riata defibrillator lead wires face risks from electrical shorts caused by a number of problems with the wires, according to a new study. The study, which was presented Monday at the American College of … Continue reading

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Weak Device Monitoring Blamed for Tardy St. Jude Riata Lead Recall

Many of the problems caused by St. Jude Medical Riata implanted defibrillator leads could have been prevented if more initiative had been taken to monitor its safety track record in patients. According to a Bloomberg report citing a recent study … Continue reading

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St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Leads Recalled for Serious Injury, Death Risk

An urgent recall has been issued for St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Riata and Riata ST. Silicone Defibrillator Leads. According to a notice posted on its website, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has deemed the St. Jude Riata defibrillator … Continue reading

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St. Jude Settles Defibrillator Kickback Charges

The United States Department of Justice just announced that St. Jude Medical Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota, has agreed to pay the United States $16 million to resolve allegations that it used post-market studies and a registry to pay kickbacks … Continue reading

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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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