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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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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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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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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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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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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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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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