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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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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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DOJ Set to Issue News Corp. Subpoenas, as Hacking Investigation Grows

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing subpoenas as part of its investigation into < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/News-Corp-Shareholder-Investor-Lawsuit-Lawyer">News Corp. As we’ve reported previously, the FBI is investigating allegations that a British tabloid owned by News Corp. may have attempted to hack voicemails belonging … Continue reading

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FBI Opens Official News Corp. Investigation

The recently announced Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe of News Corp. has kicked off. According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI reached out to its Office for Victim Assistance and New York police (NYPD) to determine if any … Continue reading

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Murdochs Apologize for Hacking Scandal, Deflect Blame

After essentially being forced to appear before Parliament to answer questions about the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/news-corp-world-trade-center-9-11-victim-hacking-scandal">News Corp. hacking scandal, James Murdoch, son of newspaper baron, Rupert, started proceedings by issuing an apology to Parliament’s Culture, Media, and Sports Committee. MSNBC quoted … Continue reading

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News Corp. Hacking Scandal Grows

In the midst of the expanding scandal with Rupert Murdoch-owned < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/news-corp-world-trade-center-9-11-victim-hacking-scandal">News Corp., there has been at least one arrest and more resignations over the weekend. It is believed the scandal dates as far back as 2005. MSNBC estimates that … Continue reading

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FBI Opens News Corp. Hacking Probe, U.K. Executive Resigns

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just initiated a probe to determine if < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/news-corp-world-trade-center-9-11-victim-hacking-scandal">News Corp. did, or attempted to, hack into the calls and telephone records of the September 11th victims and their families. News Corp. has also seen … Continue reading

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9/11 Victims May Have Been Hacked by Murdoch-Owned Tabloid

The News of the World hacking scandal created international shock waves with stories of how it hacked into a young murder victim’s telephone, presenting devastating hope to her family that she might still be alive. In addition to the many … Continue reading

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