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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Norovirus Brings Early End to Crown Princess Cruise

Not for the first time, suspected norovirus has caused an outbreak on a cruise ship. This time, the virus is bringing Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess ship home early from a Caribbean cruise. Norovirus has plagued the Crown Princess for two … Continue reading

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Frozen Oysters Linked to Norovirus Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to not consume certain ASSI Brand Frozen Oysters, which have been linked to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus cases in Washington state. The potentially contaminated ASSI Brand Frozen Oysters originated from Korea. The … Continue reading

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Sea Princess Cruise Ship Hit with Norovirus Three Times in One Month

After being hit with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus three times in just one month, Princess Cruises claims it has a handle on the pathogenic outbreaks that have plagued its Alaska cruise ships. According to Overhead Bin on MSNBC, passengers and crew began … Continue reading

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Norvirus Sickens 60 at Illinois Retirement Home

An emerging < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus outbreak has sickened over 60 people and reports continue to come in. Residents and staff have been stricken with Norovirus at a retirement home, according to health officials, wrote The Chicago Sun Times. North Shore Hotel … Continue reading

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Study Sheds Light on Spread of Cruise Ship Norovirus Outbreaks

A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed a cruise ship < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus outbreak led to a 15 percent “attack rate” despite early detection and “aggressive” measures, according to MedPageToday. The January 2009 outbreak led … Continue reading

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Norovirus Outbreaks Linked to Use of Hand Sanitizer

We have long been cautioning about the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and the related risk of antibiotic resistance. Now, MedScape reports that use of hand sanitizers in place of washing up with soap and water is, specifically in nursing … Continue reading

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