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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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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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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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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Middle-aged Dronedarone Users Have Higher Risk of Hospitalization

Middle-aged Dronedarone Users Have Higher Risk

New study results reveal that patients age 61 and younger treated with the heart rhythm drug dronedarone (Multaq) have a higher risk for hospitalization than those with treated other anti-arrhythmic drugs. The study, published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, … Continue reading

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Multaq Patients Had Double Death Risk in Halted Trial

A study has found that patients taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq to control serious, permanent atrial fibrillation, may face a doubled risk of death. Such Multaq patients also face a much higher risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke, according to … Continue reading

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Multaq Side Effect Concerns Prompt Restrictions in Europe

Use of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq, the Sanofi-Aventis heart drug that has been linked to heart, liver and lung problems, has been restricted by regulators in Europe. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, a committee of the European Medicines … Continue reading

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Multaq Faces FDA Scrutiny As Safety Concerns Mount

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday that it is continuing to review the safety of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq, as more and more specialists report they are no longer prescribing the drug. Multaq has been linked to a number … Continue reading

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Multaq Maker Issues Formal Alert for Halted Study

Sanofi-Aventis has formally alerted doctors that a clinical trial involving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq (dronedarone) was halted because patients in the study’s Multaq group were dying at more than twice the rate of that of patients taking placebo. “Healthcare professionals are advised … Continue reading

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Canada Reviewing Multaq Over Heart Worries

Add Canada to the list of countries taking a deeper look into prescription medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq (dronedarone). Health Canada, said CTV News, is reviewing the drug’s safety. Multaq is already approved to treat temporary Atrial Fibrillation (AF), or abnormal heart … Continue reading

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New Multaq Alert Issued by FDA

Following an expanded European Medicines Agency (EMA) probe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as expected, announced that it will be reviewing information from a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq clinical trial that was stopped over higher-than-expected adverse heart reactions in trial … Continue reading

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Multaq Heart Side Effects Under Review in Europe

Sanofi is facing an expansion of an ongoing review of its atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq (dronedarone). The European Medicines Agency (EMA) found that a study revealed possible heart risks in patients using the drug, said FiercePharma. The Agency … Continue reading

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Multaq Trial Halted Due to Significant Increase in Heart Problems

A clinical trial for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq (dronedarone) has ended early after a significant number of heart-related side effects were seen in the study. The trial, known as the PALLAS study, was testing Multaq’s as a treatment for permanent atrial fibrillation. … Continue reading

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Multaq Patients Should Undergo Liver Function Tests

European regulators recently warned that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/multaq-dronedarone-liver-damage-failure-lawsuit-lawyer-attorney">Multaq (donedarone) could put patients at risk for severe liver injuries. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is now recommending that doctors perform liver function tests before treating atrial fibrillation patients with Multaq. The European … Continue reading

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