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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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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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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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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Judge Orders Mental Competence Exam in Yeshiva University Sex Abuse Case

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During a pretrial hearing in a $380 million sex abuse lawsuit against Yeshiva University, a federal judge has ordered Rabbi Norman Lamm, former president of Yeshiva University, to undergo an independent mental health examination. Judge John Koeltl ordered the evaluation … Continue reading

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Report: Yeshiva University Did Not Respond to Students’ Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Yeshiva University is the focus of controversy regarding a number of allegations of sexual abuse on which the school allegedly neglected to act. Reports of sexual abuse were made by now-former students until 2001 over allegations that they were molested … Continue reading

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Brooklyn DA Cracks Down on Sex Offenders in Orthodox Jewish Community

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In a major departure from previous policy, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has made public the names of those convicted of sexual assaults in the Orthodox Jewish community. The DA’s office has convicted 45 men and one woman in sex-attack … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Diocese Sex Abuse Records Scheduled for Release

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Timothy Dolan, cardinal of the New York archdiocese and the prior archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, is the focus of some documents concerning clergy sex crimes being releases as part of a bankruptcy deal. In documents made public today, … Continue reading

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Catholic Whistleblower Group Seeks Stronger Sex Crime Policies, Legislation

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Members of the national advocacy group, Catholic Whistleblowers, comprised of Catholic clergy and nuns, is urging the Church to increase its stand against child sexual abuse. In its first public action, Catholic Whistleblowers met in New York for a news … Continue reading

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Teen Testifies About Abuse at Trial of New Jersey Yeshiva Teacher

In nearly two and a half hours of testimony in a New Jersey courtroom, a teenage boy described repeated sexual assaults by a counselor at an Orthodox Jewish summer camp. The boy, 16, and described by the Asbury Park Press … Continue reading

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New York’s Child Victims Act Seeks to Relax Statute of Limitations for Adults Making Child Sex Abuse Claims

Pending legislation may enable adults alleging prior child sex abuse to file civil claims against abusers—and the institutions that employed those alleged abusers. The proposal affects victims in New York State. As we’ve mentioned, the bill, initially introduced in 2006, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Religious School Rabbi Arrested on Charges of Sexually Abusing Students

Readers of this blog are familiar with our coverage of the sexual abuse of children in an array of communities. Allegations have been made against officials in the Catholic Church; the Boy Scouts of America; the Jehovah’s Witnesses; and Penn … Continue reading

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Cardinal Mahony Relieved of Duties Amid Pedophile Priest Scandal

The American Roman Catholic church just announced that it has stripped Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of all public duties amid a pedophile priest scandal. As we recently wrote, the retired Cardinal and other key Roman Catholic officials in the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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LA Diocese Protected Molester Priests

Los Angeles church officials are being accused of protecting pedophile priests, according to confidential church files. Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other key Roman Catholic officials in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles protected molester priests, hid molestation accusations from parishioners, … Continue reading

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