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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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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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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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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Study: Some Acid Reflux Drugs Associated with Increased Cardiac Risks

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Some popular acid reflux drugs such as Prilosec (omeprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium), and Prevacid (lansoprazole), may increase risks for heart disease and heart attack, according to an emerging report by the American Heart Association. The report notes that while the … Continue reading

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New Recommendations for Plavix, Heartburn Drugs Issued in Canada

Drug regulators in Canada have issued new recommendations for the concurrent use of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-Cerebral-Gastrointestinal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Plavix (clopidogrel) and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). According to Health Canada, new evidence has shown that while PPIs do interact with Plavix, not all reduce … Continue reading

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Prilosec, Nexium Lawsuit Claims AstraZeneca Failed to Warn on Fracture Risks

An Illinois woman has filed suit against AstraZeneca claiming its prescription heartburn drugs, Prilosec and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium, caused her to suffer multiple and painful fractures of her feet. The lawsuit accuses AstraZeneca of failing to provide adequate warnings about the … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Hip Fracture Risk with Proton Pump Inhibitors

Another study has confirmed a risk of bone fractures associated with popular heart burn pills like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium and Prilosec. According to a report in Internal Medicine News, the study found that regular use of the drugs – called proton … Continue reading

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Study Sees Risk in Aspirin, Proton Pump Inhibitor Combo after Heart Attack

Taking proton pump inhibitors and aspirin together may increase the risk that heart attack patients will experience a new cardiovascular event, or even death, according to a new study. The finding is important because doctors often prescribe < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium or … Continue reading

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35 Women Claim Nexium Caused Broken Bones in New Lawsuit

A new Nexium lawsuit involving 35 women claims the popular heartburn medication caused plaintiffs to suffer various types of bone fractures. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium lawsuit, filed in Houston, Texas, claims studies from as far back as 2006 indicated that Nexium … Continue reading

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