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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Conflicting Studies on Oral Bisphosphonates, Esophageal Cancer Yield Confusion

Federal drug regulators in the U.S. are currently reviewing two conflicting studies examining a possible association between oral bisphosphonates, like Fosamax, and esophageal cancer. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, it’s difficult to discern which of the … Continue reading

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Long-Term Fosamax Use May Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

Oral bisphosphonates, including Fosamax, may increase risks for esophageal cancer if they are used for longer than 5 years. In September 2010, a study published in the British Medical Journal found that people who had taken the oral bisphosphonates over … Continue reading

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Eye Disorders Another Possible Bisphosphonate Side Effect

Fosamax and other bisphosphonates used by millions of women to prevent osteoporosis may make it more likely that they will suffer anterior uveitis and scleritis, serious inflammatory eye disorders. Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, which … Continue reading

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Bisphosphonate Litigation Moving Forward, As FDA Approves Generic Boniva

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved the first generic versions of the bisphosphonate, ibandronate (Boniva). The announcement comes just as litigation involving bisphosphonate side effect lawsuits is heating up in both state and federal courts. Ibandronate … Continue reading

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National Law Firm Files 36 Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits

Earlier this month, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed 36 Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits in the Fosamax side effects mass tort currently underway in New Jersey Superior Court. All of the lawsuits allege that the long-term use … Continue reading

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Stopping Bisphosphonates May Reduce Femur Fracture Risk

Stopping bisphosphonates, a class of osteoporosis drugs that builds bone, could reduce risks for femur fracture by half, according to growing research. The rare, but serious, thigh bone fracture, known as atypical femur fracture, has been linked to oral bisphosphonates … Continue reading

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Judge Refuses To Overturn Zometa Dead Jaw Verdict

A federal judge has refused to overturn a verdict Zometa dead jaw lawsuit. Previously, a jury agreed that the drug maker neglected to appropriately warn about the risks connected to its bone-strengthening medications, Zometa and Aredia, such as severe jaw … Continue reading

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Fosamax, Other Osteoporosis Drugs Need Stronger Warnings, FDA Advisors Say

A panel of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisors said on Friday that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax and similar bone drugs need stronger warnings regarding duration of use because of their possible long-term risks. But the panel could not agree if use … Continue reading

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Five Years on Fosamax, Other Bone Drugs May be Adequate, FDA Says

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actonel">Actonel, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Boniva">Boniva and other oral bisphosphonates don’t have to be taken beyond five years in order to prevent broken bones from osteoporosis, a new U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) report says. The report was released … Continue reading

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FDA Panel to Discuss Long-Term Use of Fosamax, other Bone Drugs

A U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel is set to examine the safety of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bisphosphonates">oral bisphosphonates later this week. The FDA advisory panel meeting, set to start of Friday, is being convened because of concerns that long-term … Continue reading

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