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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Whole Foods Market Recalls Roquefort Cheese for Possible Listeria Contamination

Whole Foods Market Recalls Roquefort Cheese

Whole Foods Market is recalling a Roquefort cheese sold in its stores nationwide because the cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, … Continue reading

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Organic Food Recalls on the Rise, Report Says

Organic Food Recalls on the Rise, Report Says

Stericycle, a company that handles recalls for businesses, reports a sharp increase in the number of recalls of organic food products. Organic food products accounted for 7 percent of all food units recalled so far this year, compared with 2 … Continue reading

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Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food Over Possible Glass Contamination

Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food Over Possible Glass Contamination

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass. The recalled baby food was … Continue reading

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Possible Listeria Contamination Prompts Recall of Sabra Classic Hummus

Listeria Contamination Prompts Recall of Sabra Hummus

Approximately 30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus have been recalled by Sabra Dipping Co., LLC for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Five SKUs of Classic Hummus, sold nationwide, are covered by this recall. Sabra Dipping says that no other hummus … Continue reading

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Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The New York State attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements – products that either did not contain the listed ingredient or were contaminated with unlisted ingredients, including possible allergens. GNC, Target, Walgreens and … Continue reading

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Four Deaths, Two Dozen Illnesses Linked to Prepackaged Caramel Apples

Four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses have prompted health officials to warn consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples, which may be contaminated with listeria. Caramel apples are most widely available around Halloween, and the outbreak started in mid-October. … Continue reading

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Energy Drinks Can be Deadly for Children

New research shows that children face serious and possibly deadly side effects from the consumption of energy drinks. Between 2010 and 2013, poison control centers received more than 5,000 reports of people who got sick from energy drinks, NBC News … Continue reading

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FDA Analysis Shows Gluten in Supposedly Gluten-Free Foods

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis of over 400 foods on the market shows that many products that should naturally be gluten-free – products that do not contain wheat, barley, or rye – are contaminated with gluten.  This raises … Continue reading

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Nationwide M&Ms Recall: Allergen Concerns

Last week, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&Ms Brand Theater Box, 3.40 oz, UPC #40000294764 because the box may contain peanut butter M&Ms, though peanut butter– an allergen – is not listed on the outside … Continue reading

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Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar, Promote Obesity

A new study involving artificial sweeteners has found that the additives may be making Americans fatter. The study revealed that artificial sweeteners may trigger “dramatic” blood sugar disturbances in people and mice. This appears to happen because of the way … Continue reading

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