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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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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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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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