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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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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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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

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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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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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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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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Bugaboo International recalls high-end strollers due to injury risk

A recall has been issued on more than 50,000 high-end baby strollers because they pose serious injury risks to the children they’re intended to carry. According to an AP report on a recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission … Continue reading

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Four Major Retailers Recall Nap Nanny® Following CPSC Lawsuit Announcement

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced that four major sellers are issuing voluntary recalls of Nap Nanny® infant recliners. According to NASDAQ, the move was made when a recall plan could not be reached with the maker … Continue reading

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CPSC orders Star Networks to stop selling Magnicube Magnet Balls, Magnet Cubes

Federal consumer safety regulators have ordered another maker of desktop novelties that contain large amounts of small but high-powered magnets to stop selling their products and offer consumers a refund. According to a report on PR Newswire from the Consumer … Continue reading

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Dunecraft Recalls Water Balz, Skulls, Orbs, Flower Toys Over Serious Ingestion Hazard

Dunecraft Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, has recalled nearly 95,000 Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs “Despicable Me,” and Fabulous Flowers toys in the United States because they pose a serious hazard if ingested, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) … Continue reading

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CPSC to Sue Nap Nanny® and Chill™ Infant Recliner Makers Following Five Infant Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff just filed an administrative complaint against Baby Matters, LLC, of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, the manufacturer of the Nap Nanny® and Nap Nanny Chill™ infant recliners. The move was made, said the Commission, in … Continue reading

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Beware of Buckyballs

In its annual “Trouble in Toyland” report, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), has named the toys it found to be most dangerous to children. The magnet toy, Buckyballs, not surprisingly, was among those listed. In addition to Buckyballs, … Continue reading

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CPSC, CBP Collaborate at U.S. Ports to Protect Families This Holiday Season

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman, Inez Tenenbaum, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner, David Aguilar, jointly announced that more than 2 million units of dangerous or violative toys and children’s products were seized in 2012. … Continue reading

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Bounce house injuries continue to rise

The increasingly popular and ubiquitous nature of inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks has led to a rise in injuries suffered, mostly by children, while using them. Bounce houses are a staple at many summertime parties. It needn’t even be fair … Continue reading

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Britax Child Safety issues recall on newer model car safety seats

Britax Child Safety has been forced to issue a recall on more than 55,000 of its car child safety seats because the safety harness is being chewed apart by children, posing a choking hazard. According to a report from Edmunds.com, … Continue reading

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