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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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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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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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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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