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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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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 Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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