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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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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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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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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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