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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Parents Should be Aware of Dangers of New Holiday Toys

During the holiday season, parents and relatives purchase millions of toys to fulfill their children’s wishes. But many toys, instead of bringing pleasure to the recipient can put the child at risk for injury or, in the worst cases, death. … Continue reading

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U.K. Retailers Recall Hoverboards Citing Fire and Safety Hazards

Following government advice, Britain’s biggest retailers have recalled hoverboards. The government said the self-balancing scooters are unsafe and recommends that consumers think carefully about buying a hoverboard as a Christmas gift. A large number of hoverboards have been shipped to … Continue reading

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Vera Bradley Bear and Bunny Stuffed Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Vera Bradley has recalled all of its Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny stuffed animal toys because the toy’s pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle or the bunny, posing a choking hazard to a young child. … Continue reading

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BebeLove Baby Walkers Recalled Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 3,600 BebeLove Baby Walkers, which fail to meet federal safety standards and pose injury risks to babies. The BebeLove style number 358 walker can fit through a standard doorway and … Continue reading

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Three Fred & Friends Infant Pacifier Styles Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

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Fred & Friends has recalled three of its infant pacifier styles because they pose a choking hazard to young children. The Chill Baby Artiste, Volume, and Panic pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. About 200,000 pacifiers were recalled (183,000 … Continue reading

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Be Careful When Shopping for Toys This Holiday Season

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Consumer experts warn shoppers to be aware this holiday season of dangerous toys that are still on store shelves and which are putting children at risk of injury. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) found that hazardous toys are … Continue reading

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Angelcare Baby Monitors Recalled Over Strangulation Hazard, Following Two Infant Deaths

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Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors are being recalled, according to an announcement just released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This recall involves the Movement and Sound Monitor manufactured by Angelcare. This baby monitor includes a unique … Continue reading

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Kids Swallowing Multiple Magnets, Related Injury Reports, on the Rise

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Magnets and children have long been a dangerous combination with a growing number of kids ending up in emergency rooms (ER) after swallowing two or more of the dangerous products. New data reveals a sharp rise in ER visits associated … Continue reading

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Bounce House, Moon Walk Injuries on the Rise

Bounce houses, also known as moon walks or jump houses, popular at children’s parties, are being associated with an increase in pediatric injuries. A report from the journal Pediatrics revealed that, nationwide, the number of bounce house injuries had increased … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Tests Safety of Water Balz, Orbeez Children’s Toys

The now-recalled Walter Balz and Orbeez toys, which remain on the market, were recently tested by Consumer Reports. The small, round, brightly colored, marble-like toys are constructed of super-absorbent polymer that can quickly expand to much larger sizes when wet. … Continue reading

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