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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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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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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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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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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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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

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.

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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Diabetes Drug-Pancreatitis Link Supported in Another Study


Another study has made a connection between Type 2 diabetes drugs known as incretin mimetics and increased rates of developing pancreatitis, a known precursor to pancreatic cancer. Incretin mimetics, are GLP-1-based diabetes therapies and include Byetta and Bydureon (exenatide); Victoza … Continue reading

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Former Pacific Grove Mayor’s Husband Sues Over Wife’s Pancreatic Cancer, Byetta Blamed


The husband of former Pacific Grove, Washington Mayor, Sandy Koffman just filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against two drug companies following his wife’s death from pancreatic cancer last year. His wife had been taking Type 2 diabetes drug, Byetta. … Continue reading

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Gum Disease Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk, May Lead to Increased Risks Tied to Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs


The links between dental disease and other diseases have been growing, for instance dental disease has been tied to increased risks for developing diabetes and heart disease; pregnancy complications; and, potentially, dementia. Type 2 diabetes is typically treated with any … Continue reading

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Despite Increasing Injury Reports, Mounting Lawsuits, and Growing Data, FDA, EMA Will Not Confirm Increased Pancreatic Side Effects with Incretin Drugs


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agrees with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that prevailing data concerning Type 2 diabetes medications in the class known as glucagonlike peptide-1 (GLP-1)-based diabetes therapies, do not confirm increased pancreatic side effect risks, … Continue reading

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Many Popular Medications Contain Cancer-Causing Compounds, May Increase Cancer Risks


Cancer is devastating, killing about 600,000 people every year. Cancer is, in fact, the second-leading cause of death in the United States. Yet, despite consumers’ proactive measures to avoid cancer-causing products, some pharmaceuticals might contain carcinogens, ameliorating the best consumer … Continue reading

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Type 2 Diabetes Medication Risks Examined in Journal Review


Incretin mimetics, a class of Type 2 diabetes drugs, are sparking debate and renewing concerns about health risks, especially to the pancreas. In fact, a piece published in the journal BMJ, states that the drugs, which include Byetta and Januvia, … Continue reading

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Some Popular Diabetes Medications May Require Additional Review Over Potential Links to Pancreatic Cancer


Type 2 diabetes medications in the class known as incretin mimetics, such as Januvia and Byetta, are under increased scrutiny over recent studies discussing the drugs’ links to pancreatitis and potential increased risks to pancreatic cancer. The makers of these … Continue reading

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Januvia, Byetta, Other Diabetes Drugs Focus of Controversy


Some popular and money making diabetes drugs are at the center of a conflict over disturbing research findings. Although Dr. Peter C. Butler declined to test its then-new diabetes medication, Januvia, he ultimately relented and, in 2008, observed that the … Continue reading

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Report: Diabetes Drugs Associated with Elevated Cancer Risks

A number of diabetes medications, including Byetta and Januvia, are being probed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over links to pancreatic cancer. Diabetes drugs manufactured by Merck & Company Inc., AstraZeneca PLC, and other drug makers are … Continue reading

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Following U.S. Study, European Union Investigating Diabetes Drugs

Following news in the United States about a recent study that found that Type 2 diabetes drugs, such as Januvia and Byetta, might place patients at increased risk for pancreatic damage, including pancreatic cell growth that could lead to cancer, … Continue reading

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