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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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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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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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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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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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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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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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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