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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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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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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Food Company Execs May Be Held Liable for Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Instances of food company executives receiving prison sentences and serving time over large, even deadly, food poisoning case are mounting. Now, some wonder why pharmaceutical and medical device company executives are not subject to the same punishments. Stewart Parnell, former … Continue reading

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Island Soups Co. Issues Recall Due to Botulism Risk

Island Soups Co. Issues Recall Due to Botulism Risk

Island Soups Co. is recalling six flavors of soup due to the risk of botulism poisoning. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an inspection and found that company records do not show that the soups were processed adequately … Continue reading

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Big Blue Fisheries Recalls All Smoked Products Over Botulism Concerns

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Big Blue Fisheries, Llc is recalling all of its smoked products, including all lots and codes in various sizes and in vacuum packages. The recall was implemented over the possibility that the products might have been improperly cooked and have … Continue reading

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Healthy Choice Carrot Juice Recalled for Possible Botulism

Healthy Choice Carrot Juice is being recalled for possible botulism contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Healthy Choice Island Blends, Inc. of Los Angeles, California is recalling all sizes of its Liquid Gold Carrot Juice, including … Continue reading

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Dry And Smoked Vobla Fish Recalled For Possible Botulism Risk

Dry and smoked Vobla fish has been recalled over potential risks of botulism, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. LA Star Seafood Co. Inc., of Los Angeles, California, is recalling is Vobla Dry and Vobla Smoked fish … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Botulism Warning For Eviscerated Fish

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a botulism warning for eviscerated fish produced by Seng Ong Wholesale, Inc., of St. Paul, Minnesota. Seng Ong Wholesale is recalling dried mackerel and dried round scad after Minnesota Department of … Continue reading

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Botulism Olive Recall Expanded

We have written about the an olive recall that was implemented over concerns the product was contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostridium botulinum. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) expanded its recall … Continue reading

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Black Bean Tortillas Recalled, May Be Tainted with Botulism

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI is recalling select Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas over concerns of potential contamination with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

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Yankee Bean Soup, Divina Olives Recalled for Possible Botulism

United Natural Foods, Inc. is recalling select FoodMatch, Inc. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Divina Stuffed Olives and Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup over concerns the food has the potential to be contaminated with the very dangerous, sometimes deadly, Clostridium botulinum pathogen, the U.S. Food … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Botulism Warning for Stuffed Olives, Smoked Herring

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism warnings; one for stuffed olives and the other smoked herring. No illnesses have been reported, to date; however, it can take up to 10 days for botulism poisoning symptoms … Continue reading

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