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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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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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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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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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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Canada’s Federal Health Agency Issues Warning on OxyElite Pro Hepatitis Risk

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Health Canada, Canada’s federal health regulatory agency, has advised Canadians of the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning not to use dietary supplements labeled as OxyElite Pro following U.S. reports of serious liver injury. USPlabs of Dallas, Texas, has … Continue reading

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Hawaii Liver Failure Cluster may be Tied to Weight Loss/Body Building Supplement

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The state of Hawaii is looking into a number of liver failure cases that have occurred in young, healthy adults who all took dietary or nutritional supplements. The state is issuing a public medical alert, according to KHON.com. “A cluster … Continue reading

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DMAA Dangers Prompt U.K. to Ban Popular Workout Supplement

The U.K. has become the latest country to outlaw DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), an ingredient used in popular weight loss and body building supplements.  Over the past several months, DMAA has been linked to high blood pressure, headaches, vomiting, stroke and even … Continue reading

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DMAA Declared Illegal In Ireland

Controversial supplement, DMAA, has been declared illegal in Ireland following a number of incidents worldwide and warnings issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and the Irish … Continue reading

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Yet Another Study Casts Doubt on DMAA Supplement Claims

A new study is again casting doubt on claims that DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), an ingredient used in popular weight loss and body building supplements, is a naturally-occurring substance found in geraniums.  According to the authors of the study, published in the … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Pull Product Liability Coverage for DMAA Supplements

Insurance companies are pulling their product liability coverage for controversial supplement, DMAA. DMAA, or 1,3-dimethylamylamine or methylhexaneamine, received its patent decades ago as a nasal decongestant and is similar in composition to ephedrine and amphetamine. Today, DMAA can be found … Continue reading

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Study Could End DMAA “Natural” Claims

A new comprehensive study appears to derail any hopes the makers of dietary and workout supplements containing the additive DMAA had to keep their products on the market. According to a report at NutraIngredients-USA.com, the findings have been published in … Continue reading

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DMAA Class Actions Given Green Light

A DMAA class action lawsuit has been given a green light, which means that makers of DMAA diet supplements will be facing class-action claims against products containing a powerful and controversial stimulant. Nutrex Research and its founders allegedly violated California’s … Continue reading

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DMAA Supplement Dangers Prompt Investigations, Calls for Ban

DMAA pre-workout and fat-melting supplements have been used by bodybuilders to obtain a sense of energy that many feel provides them with drive and mental focus. The supplement, however, is being criticized by regulators and others over its links to … Continue reading

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GNC, Vitamin Shoppe Won’t Pull DMAA Supplements

Supplement giants, GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe, refuse to pull DMAA supplements, despite that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a number of warning letters about DMAA-containing products in the past two weeks. Regardless, both GNC and … Continue reading

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