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Denture Creams Such As Super Poligrip, Fixodent and Others, May Be Associated With Side Effects Such As Paralysis, Numbness, Tingling, Muscle Weakness And Other Neurological Issues.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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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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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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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 ...

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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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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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Denture Cream Lawsuits Highlight Danger of Excess Zinc

The makers of < "">Super Poligrip and < "">Fixodent denture creams have been named in dozens of lawsuits alleging that excessive exposure to zinc in these product caused plaintiffs to suffer severe neurological injuries. According to a recent Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Denver Woman Blames Poligrip for Illness

Lawsuits against the makers of Poligrip, Fixodent and other zinc containing denture creams continue to be filed in courts across the country. Recently, the Denver Post detailed the experience of one < "">Poligrip user who has filed such a lawsuit. … Continue reading

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Zinc in Fixodent, Super PoliGrip Linked to Nerve Damage By Another Study

< "">Super PoliGrip, < "">Fixodent and other denture creams have been associated with nerve damage and the development of neurological problems, according to a study published earlier this fall in the journal “NeuroToxicology.” The study, conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt … Continue reading

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New Super PoliGrip Insert Says Denture Cream Contains Zinc, Warns of Excessive Use

Packages of < "">Super PoliGrip now include an insert informing users that the popular denture cream contains zinc, and warning that using excessive amounts may cause health problems. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Super PoliGrip … Continue reading

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Denture Creams May Cause Nerve Damage, Neuropathy

Not many Americans have heard of denture cream poisoning. A rare ailment, denture cream zinc poisoning can cause serious and debilitating nerve damage. The disorder is associated with excessive exposure to zinc in products like Poligrip and Fixodent. Denture creams … Continue reading

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25 Denture Cream Lawsuits Pending, More Filings Expected

More than two dozen < "">denture cream lawsuits from 11 states have been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation in Federal court in Miami, Florida. According to the Associated Press, the lawsuits allege that zinc in products like Poligrip and Fixodent … Continue reading

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NYT Article Highlights Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Ordeal

Denture creams that contain zinc, including Poligrip and Fixodent, have been associated with severe neurological disorders. Recently, The New York Times published an account of one woman’s ordeal with denture cream zinc poisoning. The article illustrates just how devastating this … Continue reading

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Zinc in Poligrip, Fixodent Could Cause Neurologic Health Problems

Denture creams, like Poligrip and Fixodent, have been associated with a variety of neurologic health problems. According to recent research, the zinc used in these denture creams appears to be behind many such ailments. A small amount of zinc is … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman Alonso LLP Partner to Take a Lead Role in Denture Cream Lawsuits

Andres F. Alonso, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, and Scott Wm. Weinstein Esq., a partner in Morgan & Morgan P.A., were appointed Co-Lead Counsel to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Denture Cream … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Sad Tale of Fixodent Zinc Poisoning

The story of a Texas woman who is now suffering from neuropathy as a result of her use of Fixodent is typical of the suffering experienced by the victims of toxic, < "">zinc-containing denture creams. According to a report on … Continue reading

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