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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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FDA Takes Action Against Eardrops with Unapproved Ingredients

FDA Takes Action Against Unapproved Eardrops

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to parents about prescription eardrops that contain unapproved ingredients that can lead to dangerous side effects. The unapproved prescription eardrops contain active ingredients such as benzocaine and hydrocortisone, and have … Continue reading

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FDA Advises Against Topical Medications for Babies’ Teething Pain

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to parents about the dangers of using topical pain medication for babies’ teething pain, citing concerns about serious side effects, even death. The FDA issued a safety warning in June … Continue reading

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FDA Says Benzocaine Products Unsafe for Teething Babies

U.S. health regulators have again warned that benzocaine is not a safe remedy for teething babies.  According to a report from Health Day News, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that benzocaine gels and liquids can lead … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Warning for Benzocaine Teething Remedies

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning on some teething remedies such as Anbesol and Oragel. These topical pain relievers are typically rubbed on the gums of teething babies and can lead to a serious condition … Continue reading

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Benzocaine Blood Disorder Prompts Warnings in U.S., Canada

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzocaine-Spray-Gel-Liquid-Methemoglobinemia-Injury-Lawsuit">Benzocaine, the active ingredient in popular teething medications like Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase, has been the subject of safety warnings in the U.S. and Canada because of its association with a rare blood disorder called methemoglobinemia. … Continue reading

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Anbesol, Orajel, Orabase Other Benzocaine Products Linked to Rare Blood Disorder, FDA Warns

U.S. health regulators warned today that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzocaine-Spray-Gel-Liquid-Methemoglobinemia-Injury-Lawsuit">benzocaine liquids and gels used to treat mouth and gum pain, including Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase and store brands, have been associated with a potentially deadly complication called methemoglobinemia. The warning … Continue reading

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