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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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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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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 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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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Study: Type 2 Diabetes Drugs May Lead to Pancreatic Damage

A recent study found that Type 2 diabetics taking drugs such as Januvia and Byetta, might be at increased risk for pancreatic damage, including pancreatic cell growth that could lead to cancer. The study, out of the University of California, … Continue reading

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Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Associated with Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer

Some Type 2 diabetes drugs are being associated with potential increased risks for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The drugs, known as incretin mimetic drugs include drugs such as  Byetta and Bydureon (exenatide); Victoza (liraglutide); Januvia, Janumet, Janumet XR, and Juvisync … Continue reading

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FDA Evaluating Cancer Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

In a just-released U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Drug Safety Communication, the agency said it is investigating reports of possible increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous findings in some Type 2 diabetes drugs. Incretin mimetic drugs imitate the body’s … Continue reading

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JAMA Study: Januvia, Byetta Double Risks for Pancreatitis

Prior research revealed that Januvia (sitagliptin) and Byetta (exenatide), prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, have been associated with reports of increased risks for pancreatic and thyroid cancers. Now, a new study finds that the drugs may double … Continue reading

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Januvia, Byetta Linked to Adverse Health Events

Januvia (sitagliptin) and Byetta (exenatide), prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, have been associated with reports of increased risks for pancreatic and thyroid cancers. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles looked at the both Januvia and … Continue reading

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Amylin Hid Byetta Study Showing Association with Heart Side Effects, FDA Says

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Byetta, is coming under fire for allegedly hiding a study that revealed serious heart risks associated with the type 2 diabetes medication.  According to a report from TheStreet.com, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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Pancreas Worries Have Some Docs Backing Away From Byetta, Januvia

A new study indicates that some doctors are becoming wary of Januvia (sitagliptin) and Byetta (exenatide), after research linked the type 2 diabetes drugs to an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The survey, conducted by DTW Research, found … Continue reading

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Victoza Raises Thyroid Tumor, Pancreatitis Fears

The maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Victoza (liraglutide) is reminding doctors of some serious side effects that may be associated with the Type II Diabetes drug – thyroid C-cell tumors and acute pancreatitis. Novo Nordisk decided to issue a “Dear Healthcare Provider” … Continue reading

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Victoza, Similar Diabetes Drugs Raise Safety Concerns

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Victoza, a Type 2 Diabetes drug approved just last year, is raising concerns about pancreatitis. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ (ISMP) latest “QuarterWatch” report, Victoza has been associated with a growing number of pancreatitis cases since … Continue reading

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Amylin Wins Temporary Restraining Order in Byetta Spat

Amylin Pharmaceuticals has scored a victory in its quest to prevent Eli Lilly from using its Byetta sales force from marketing a competing drug. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Byetta-Side-Effects-Pancreatic-Liver-Thyroid-Cancer-Lawsuit">Byetta, which is treats Type II diabetes, is marketed jointly by Eli Lilly and Amylin. … Continue reading

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