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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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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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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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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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