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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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FDA Scrutinizes Pfizer Study Evaluating Chantix Suicide Risks

FDA Scrutinizes Pfizer Study Detailing Chantix Suicide Risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning whether or not Pfizer’s study of neuropsychiatric effects of Chantix, the smoking cessation drug, accurately reflects the risks. Pfizer conducted the clinical trial upon request from the FDA, following a high … Continue reading

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Expert Witness in Chantix Case Seeks Pfizer Documents

An expert witness in the multidistrict litigation over Chantix (varenicline), a smoking cessation drug, has moved to unseal court records in advance of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meeting to consider whether the drug should carry a warning about … Continue reading

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FDA to Convene Panel on Smoking Cessation Drug, Chantix, Over Psychiatric, Behavioral Side Effect Risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it plans to review Chantix, the smoking cessation drug, to determine if its quit smoking benefits exceed its psychiatric and behavioral risks, Approved in 2006, Chantix received the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

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Motion denied to delay Chantix trial

The first trial alleging the stop-smoking drug Chantix causes serious and some life-threatening side effects will go forward as scheduled after a federal court judge denied a request by the drug’s maker to delay it in light of a new … Continue reading

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BPA Side Effects May Be Long Lasting

A recent study suggests that the side effects of BPA may be long lasting. BPA, or bisphonel A, a controversial plastics chemical, has been linked to a growing and broad array of adverse health effects. In this study, the effects … Continue reading

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U. Of Penn Researchers Testing Chantix Despite Risks

Despite its known risks, University of Pennsylvania researchers plan on testing the smoking cessation medication, Chantix (varenicline). The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Chantix in 2006. Chantix blocks nicotine by targeting the brain’s nicotine receptors; however, about a … Continue reading

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Study Finds Chantix Linked to Suicidal Behavior, Depression More Frequently than Other Stop-Smoking Treatments

A team of researchers is calling on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to beef up warnings for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix (varenicline), after their study found the drug’s psychological side effects make it unsuitable for first-line use as a smoking-cessation … Continue reading

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FDA Modifies Chantix Label for Heart, COPD Patients

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix label has been updated with new information regarding the safety and efficacy of the smoking cessation medication, according to an announcement from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The modifications to the Chantix label apply to … Continue reading

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Chantix Study Sees Significant Increase in Heart Risks

People taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix (varenicline), Pfizer Inc.’s controversial stop-smoking drug, face a much higher risk of heart attacks, strokes and other serious cardiovascular events, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical … Continue reading

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Health Canada Reviewing Champix for Heart Side Effects

Health Canada is reviewing the smoking cessation drug Champix (sold as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/chantix_side_effects">Chantix is the U.S.) for a possible link to heart problems. The Health Canada announcement follows last week’s notification by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that … Continue reading

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