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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

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 ...

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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FDA Announces Final Decision to Revoke Avastin Breast Cancer Decision

As expected, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had revoked its approval of Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer. In doing so, the FDA concluded that Avastin was not a safe or effective treatment for breast cancer. “This … Continue reading

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Doctors Reconsider Avastin Eye Injections amid Infection Fears

Several clusters of blinding eye infections have some doctors rethinking the common practice of using < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin off-label to treat wet, age related macular degeneration. According to a report from The New York Times, some physicians are now worried that … Continue reading

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Avastin Label Updated to Include Ovarian Failure, Other Side Effects

The label for the cancer drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin (bevacizumab) has been updated to include a warning that it may impact a woman’s fertility. According to a notice posted on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website, the Avastin label … Continue reading

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VA Says No Avastin Eye Injections Pending Infection Probe

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has stopped using the cancer drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin to treat age-related, wet macular degeneration, following reports that this off-label use of Avastin may have caused potentially-blinding eye infections in some patients. According to a … Continue reading

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Medicare Urged to Consider Avastin for Eye Treatments, Despite Infection Risk

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin could soon become Medicare’s drug-of-choice for treating wet, age-related macular degeneration, even though it has been associated with serious eye infections when used this way. Moving from Lucentis to Avastin would allow Medicare to save half a billion … Continue reading

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Five More Avastin Eye Infections Reported, This Time in Los Angeles

Five more patients have suffered serious, blinding eye infections following injections of the cancer drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avantis to treat wet macular degeneration. According to The New York Times, all five of the infections occurred last month in people who received … Continue reading

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Avastin Eye Injections Caused Infections, Blindness

The cancer drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin has caused a cluster of serious eye infections in the Miami, Florida area, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). According to a warning to healthcare professionals issued yesterday, a pharmacy had repacked … Continue reading

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FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer a Second Time

A panel of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisors has again rejected < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer. In a 6-0 vote, the FDA oncology panel ruled for a second time that Avastin is not clinically beneficial, effective … Continue reading

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Recent Avastin Woes Prompt Breast Cancer Group to Change Its Position

A major advocacy group for breast cancer patients is backing away from promoting the controversial drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin, for use in new patients. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the new stance by the Susan G. Komen … Continue reading

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Avastin Study Finds Increased Death Risk

Cancer patients treated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin are 50 percent more likely to die than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study. The same study found that when patients are treated with Avastin and certain chemotherapy drugs – … Continue reading

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