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 ...
Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.
An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...
New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well.
According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...
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.
Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...
A study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy was associated with a higher risk of behavioral problems such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study was led by Evie Stergiakouli, a lecturer in … Continue reading →
Dilantin, the anti-epileptic drug that has been in use for decades is one of many drugs associated with the related skin conditions Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Though these conditions are rare, when they do occur they … Continue reading →
People hospitalized for (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), serious skin conditions that develop primarily as drug reactions, appear to have a high risk of recurrence, a new study reports. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening … Continue reading →
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked doctors to stop prescribing combination drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per dosage unit, citing the risk of liver damage. The FDA safety announcement issued on Tuesday said … Continue reading →
New research has found that mixing Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol can increase risks for kidney disease. Even a very small amount of alcohol consumption when taking Tylenol can lead to serious increased risks. The study revealed that taking the recommended … Continue reading →
Acetaminophen has been tied to over 1,500 deaths in the United States in the past 10 years. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in the pain reliever and fever reducer, Tylenol. When overused, acetaminophen can lead to serious adverse effects, including … Continue reading →
In one week, health care giant, Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of its key products over quality issues. This, after working to reverse some bad press over scores of recalls, also due to quality issues, over the past couple of … Continue reading →
U.S. Tylenol bottles will soon bear a unique warning intended to alert people of the possibly deadly risks of taking too much of the drug’s main ingredient, acetaminophen. The red warnings will soon be found on the cap of every … Continue reading →
On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers of a link between the fever and pain reliever acetaminophen and rare but potentially fatal skin diseases. The FDA said it has identified evidence of a … Continue reading →
A man’s paracetamol use led to acute liver failure and his death. Paracetamol is commonly known as acetaminophen, a painkiller and fever reducer also sold under the brand, Tylenol. Because of broad familiarity with acetaminophen, many people are not aware … Continue reading →