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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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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 ...

Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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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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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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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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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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