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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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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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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Injuries, replacement surgery prompt lawsuit against defective Zimmer NexGen® LPS-Flex knee implant

An Ohio man claims his Zimmer NexGen® LPS-Flex knee implant is defective and is joining others across by filing a lawsuit against the medical device company that manufactures it. In this latest lawsuit to claim the implant was defective, the … Continue reading

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Zimmer receiver FDA warning over manufacturing, testing processes at Puerto Rico facility

Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. has received a federal regulatory warning over invalid manufacturing and testing procedures being conducted on one of its hip implants. The company is currently engaged in ongoing legal battles over its allegedly defective line … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Claims Zimmer Nexgen Knee Failed After Four Months

A new lawsuit claims that Zimmer’s NexGen Knee Device failed after four months. The lawsuit has been brought against Zimmer Inc., Zimmer Holdings Inc. and Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgical Products Inc. and was filed on June 13 in the Eastern District … Continue reading

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National Law Firm Files 13 Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Component Lawsuits

A national law firm has filed more than a dozen lawsuits against Zimmer Orthopaedics alleging various components in its NexGen Knee Implant line caused serious injuries, some resulting in the need for revision surgery. The Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant components … Continue reading

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Zimmer Seeks Centralization for Some NJ NexGen Knee Implant Component Lawsuits

Zimmer Orthopedics has asked that all New Jersey personal injury lawsuits involving some components in its NexGen Knee Replacement line be centralized in one state court. In a motion filed last month, lawyers for Zimmer argue for centralization in Middlesex … Continue reading

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Zimmer NexGen Knee Component Lawsuits Consolidated, Transferred to Federal Court in Illinois

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has ordered that all personal injury lawsuits involving Zimmer NexGen knee implant components currently pending in federal courts throughout the U.S. be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation and transferred to U.S. District … Continue reading

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Zimmer Targeting Legal Advertising in NexGen Knee Replacement Fight

Zimmer Holdings is targeting advertising run by plaintiffs’ law firms involved in the litigation surrounding some of its NexGen knee implant components. According to Bloomberg News, the company has filed suit against several and sent letters to others asserting that … Continue reading

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Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Plaintiff Seeks Lawsuit Consolidation

A motion has been filed in the litigation surrounding certain Zimmer NexGen knee replacement products, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex femoral components, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen MIS tibial components or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex femoral components, seeking to have the cases … Continue reading

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New Generation Knee Replacements Don’t Always Deliver

Knee replacement patients are younger than ever before. To help these younger patients remain as active as possible, knee replacement manufacturers are developing devices that they promise will last longer and provide for greater range of motion than older devices. … Continue reading

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Zimmer Passes Blame for Device’s High Failure Rates to Surgeons, Patients

A study presented to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons indicated that after just two years of use, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral knee replacement component was experiencing high failure rates of 9.3 percent. Also, 36 percent of … Continue reading

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