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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

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 ...

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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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