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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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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, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

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. ...

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Acetaminophen Overdose Behind Most Child Liver Injuries

Overdosing on acetaminophen is the most common reason why children experience acute liver failure. According to researchers at London Health Science Center in Ontario, Canada, dosing errors are often to blame for incidents of acute liver failure in children caused … Continue reading

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Study Finds Many Face Acetaminophen Overdose Risk Due to Misuse

A new study finds that many people face acetaminophen overdose risks over misuse of the popular medication. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and, because of familiarity with the drug, many are not aware that Tylenol, and other forms … Continue reading

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Study Finds Acetaminophen Overdoses Common at Hospitals

A newly released study is reporting that many patients could be receiving dangerous doses of acetaminophen while in the hospital.  The research, which was presented earlier this week at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in San Diego, found that roughly … Continue reading

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Using Acetaminophen Safely to Avoid Liver Damage, Other Side Effects

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is popular. Because of familiarity with acetaminophen, many are not aware that Tylenol, and other forms of acetaminophen, carries risk for significant health affects. For example, acetaminophen can cause serious liver damage and links … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Claims “Stealth” Tylenol Recall Caused Child’s Death

In a scathing complaint, a lawsuit claims that a controversial “stealth” Tylenol recall led to a child’s death. The lawsuit, which discusses internal company memos, states that parents allege their two-year-old son, River, died of liver failure, in July 2010, … Continue reading

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New Children’s Acetaminophen Dose May Cause Confusion

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public announcement that another concentration of liquid acetaminophen marketed for infants (160 mg/5 mL) is available in stores. The new children’s acetaminophen dose may cause confusion. Up until now, liquid … Continue reading

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Researcher Warns of Possible Acetaminophen – Asthma Link

Taking < "">acetaminophen may make asthma worse in people who already have the condition, and possibly spark new asthma cases in others. In fact, the author of a provocative new paper says links between acetaminophen and asthma are so prevalent … Continue reading

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Extra-Strength Tylenol Recalled for Musty Smell

Johnson & Johnson’s smelly drug problem is rearing its ugly head, yet again. According to the Wall Street Journal, Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division is pulling about 60,912 bottles—one lot—of its musty smelling < "">Extra-Strength Tylenol caplets in … Continue reading

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Children’s Acetaminophen Recalled Over Faulty Child-Resistant Closure

A massive recall of about 898,000 packages of Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops are being recalled over faulty child-resistant closures, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. This over-the-counter (OTC) medicine contains < "">acetaminophen, which calls for … Continue reading

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FDA Looking at Acetaminophen Dosing for Infants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into adding dosing instructions on over the counter (OTC) children’s medications containing < "">acetaminophen, said MedPageToday. Dosing instructions are not provided for this demographic—children under the age of two—which many believe … Continue reading

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