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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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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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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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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Boston Scientific Faces First Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trials

This week Boston Scientific Corp. begins two federal trials over claims from women who say they were injured by the company’s transvaginal mesh devices. A Charleston, West Virginia, trial includes four women who brought suit over the company’s Obtryx device, … Continue reading

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Ethicon TVT-O Sling Pelvic Mesh Trial Update: $3.27 Million Verdict Reached

A West Virginia jury has reached a $3.27 million verdict in a federal bellwether product liability case brought over the Ethicon transvaginal TVT-O sling. Transvaginal mesh implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI); … Continue reading

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Court’s Discovery Order in C.R. Bard Litigation Expected to Streamline Litigation Process

The court overseeing the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh litigation has put new discovery rules in place that are expected to streamline the discovery process in this litigation. The discovery procedures will specifically impact Collection and Preservation of Evidence in a … Continue reading

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C.R. Bard to Settle 500 Avaulta Vaginal Mesh Injury Cases

According to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, C.R. Bard just agreed to settle more than 500 of the approximately 12,500 vaginal mesh lawsuits that have been filed over the Bard Avaulta mesh device. A settlement amount was … Continue reading

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FDA Rejects Public Citizen’s Call for Ban on Transvaginal Mesh Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided not to institute a total ban on transvaginal mesh devices, despite a call to do so from the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen. In a 2011 petition, Public Citizen asked the FDA … Continue reading

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Endo to Pay $830 Million to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Claims

Endo International announced yesterday that it would pay $830 million to resolve legal claims from women who say they were injured by the company’s transvaginal mesh implant devices. According to Endo’s statement, the agreement covers most of the litigation brought … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes Reclassification of Transvaginal Mesh Devices to High-Risk Category

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two proposed orders for the reclassification of transvaginal mesh devices used for repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). If these orders are finalized, surgical mesh devices implanted to treat POP would … Continue reading

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FDA Send Endo Warning Letter Over Vaginal Mesh Facility

Following an inspection by federal regulators, pharmaceutical firm, Endo International PLC, was sent a warning letter by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over issues discovered at a vaginal mesh facility. The inspection was conducted at an Endo subsidiary’s … Continue reading

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EU Scientific Panel to Investigate Safety of Pelvic Mesh Devices

The European Union’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has been charged with investigating the safety of pelvic mesh products. In the United States, these implantable devices are the subject of tens of thousands of product … Continue reading

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Women Worldwide Suffer Complications from Transvaginal Mesh Implants

An Indian health news web site reports that hundreds of women in Scotland have filed lawsuits over complications from transvaginal mesh implants, joining women worldwide in litigation over serious and permanent injuries from the devices. Transvaginal mesh devices – made … Continue reading

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