Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...
Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...
In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss.
Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...
A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...
Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.
Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.
National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →