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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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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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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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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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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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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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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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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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CDC Investigators Close E. Coli Investigation of General Mills Flours

CDC Investigators Close E. Coli Inv. of General Mills Flours

Federal health officials have issued a final report about the investigation into an E. coli outbreak linked to General Mills flour products. In a final report issued on September 29, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said … Continue reading

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Schumer Slams FDA for Sluggish Dangerous Food Recall Process

Schumer Slams FDA for Sluggish Dangerous Food Recall Process

Senator Chuck Schumer criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for being too slow in recalling potentially dangerous food. The Senator is calling for a top-to-bottom review of the agency’s process. “Delays in getting bad food off shelves is … Continue reading

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General Mills Issues Recall after Some Consumers Taken Ill by Contaminated Flour

General Mills voluntarily recalled several batches of its Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature flours on May 31. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked recalled flour to illnesses in 38 people in 20 states to E. … Continue reading

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Costco Chicken Salad Tainted with E. coli, 19 People Sick

Costco Chicken Salad Tainted with E. coli, 19 People Sick

Costco’s rotisserie chicken salad has been linked to at least 19 cases of E. coli infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced. The outbreak has affected the following seven states: Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Missouri, Virginia … Continue reading

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Health Officials Expect More E. Coli Cases Linked to Chipotle Restaurants in Northwest

Officials Expect More E. Coli Cases Linked to Chipotle

Health officials in Washington and Oregon say they expect to see more E. coli cases linked to Chipotle restaurants. As of Friday, three people in the Portland, Oregon area and 19 people in western Washington had become sick from E. … Continue reading

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Health Officials Expect More E. Coli Cases Linked to Chipotle Restaurants in Northwest

Health officials in Washington and Oregon say they expect to see more E. coli cases linked to Chipotle restaurants. As of Friday, three people in the Portland, Oregon area and 19 people in western Washington had become sick from E. … Continue reading

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E. coli Illness Outbreak Leads to 900-Ton Beef Recall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced a Class I recall involving “high risk” over approximately 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly foodborne … Continue reading

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Food Poisoning More Likely in a Restaurant than at Home, Report Says

An analysis of ten years of data on food poisoning outbreaks indicates that Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared in a restaurant than from food prepared at home. The Center for Science in the Public … Continue reading

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90 Tons of Salads, Sandwiches Recalled Over Potential E. coli Contamination

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local officials over an investigation of … Continue reading

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