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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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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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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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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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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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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Warnings Added to Transvaginal Mesh Labels

For approximately 15 years, transvaginal mesh (TVM) products have been used worldwide, usually to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence problems in women. Since that time, 27 clinical studies have shown that one in 12 women have … Continue reading

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$11.1 Million Damage Award in Pelvic Mesh Case Upheld by New Jersey Appeals Panel

A New Jersey state appeals court has upheld an $11.1 million damages verdict against Ethicon Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, in the first bellwether trial over allegedly harmful pelvic mesh implants. On March 29, the three-judge panel said … Continue reading

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Verdicts in Philadelphia Pelvic Mesh Cases Troubling for Johnson & Johnson

After two jury verdicts, each exceeding $12 million, in the first pelvic mesh cases to go to trial, legal experts say Johnson & Johnson should seriously consider settling the roughly 150 cases remaining in the mass tort program and focusing on … Continue reading

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Jury Returns $13.5 Million Verdict against Johnson & Johnson in Pelvic Mesh Trial

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A Philadelphia jury has returned a $13.5 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division in a case over Ethicon’s faulty pelvic mesh implants. The plaintiff in the case alleges that the implant left her in near constant pain and … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Rejects C.R. Bard’s Argument about Transvaginal Mesh Device Safety

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In a ruling on January 14, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the first jury verdict in multidistrict litigation involving more than 70,000 cases against the makers of transvaginal mesh medical devices. The court upheld … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Unit Reaches Settlement in Bellwether Pelvic Mesh Case

J&J Reach Settlement in Bellwether Pelvic Mesh Case

Mentor Corp., a unit of Johnson & Johnson that makes transvaginal mesh devices, has reached a settlement just weeks before a trial was scheduled to begin in a transvaginal mesh device case. The company was accused of making defective pelvic mesh implants … Continue reading

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Covidien Agrees to Settlement in 11,000 Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Covidien to Settlement in 11,000 Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Device maker Covidien has agreed to a settlement of more than 11,000 claims involving its transvaginal mesh devices, alleged to have caused severe and painful side effects. A court filing on Tuesday in West Virginia federal court did not disclose … Continue reading

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Jury Awards $100 Million in Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Case

Jury Awards $100M in Boston Scientific Mesh Case

Late last week a Delaware jury ordered medical device maker Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman who said she was injured by a transvaginal mesh device. The jury award contained $25 million in compensatory damages and an … Continue reading

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Ethicon Settles Bellwether Case in Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation

Johnson & Johnson Settles Pelvic Mesh Case Mid-Trial

On the fifth day of trial in a bellwether case in a multidistrict litigation over transvaginal mesh injuries, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. has settled the case. Ethicon spokesman Matthew Johnson said the company and the plaintiff had agreed … Continue reading

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Judge Urges C.R. Bard to Settle Thousands of Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

In a rare move, a federal judge has urged device maker, C.R. Bard, to settle thousands of lawsuits brought over its vaginal mesh implants. According to Bloomberg.com, the move was made as juries are expected to potentially award billions of … Continue reading

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