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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

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, ...

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Plavix Lawsuits can Proceed in California, State Supreme Court Rules

Plavix Cases can Proceed in CA, State Supreme Court Rules

In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that patients or their family members can sue drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb for falsely advertising the benefits of the blood-thinning drug Plavix, although the company and most of the plaintiffs are … Continue reading

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New Mexico AG Files Lawsuit Against Plavix Manufacturers

New Mexico AG Files Lawsuit Against Plavix Manufacturers

The New Mexico Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb, the manufacturer of Plavix, alleging that the company failed to warn of risks associated with the blood thinner. The suit alleges that the pharmaceutical giant deceived New Mexicans … Continue reading

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Hepatitis Linked to Antiplatelet Drug Clopidogrel

A case report published in Case Reports in Hepatology describes a patient suffering from severe hepatitis induced by a commonly prescribed antiplatelet medication. The patient, a 34-year-old male, presented with jaundice and fatigue but denied any abdominal pain, fever, rash, … Continue reading

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Overtreatment with Anticoagulant May Raise the Risk of Dementia

Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin, combined with antiplatelet therapy with aspirin or clopidigrel (Plavix) to prevent stroke, may raise the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation. The research was presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific … Continue reading

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State of Hawaii Sues Drug Makers for Deceptive Marketing of Blood Thinner Plavix

In the latest action by a state attorney general against the manufacturers of the blood thinner Plavix, Hawaii’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit charging Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis US LLC with unfair labeling and marketing of the drug. … Continue reading

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Plavix Hemorrhage Lawsuits Continue to Mount

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More than 40 Plavix lawsuits were just brought against drug makers Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC in New York state court late last week. Plavix, an anti-platelet medication approved in the United States in 1997, is prescribed to … Continue reading

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Consumer Advocacy Group Calls for ‘Black Box’ Warning on Plavix

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The advocacy group Public Citizen filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  on Wednesday calling on the agency to add a boxed warning to the blood thinner Plavix that would alert people to the risks of … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges False Marketing of Plavix

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The West Virginia Attorney General (AG) and his wife both lobbied for Sanofi, the maker of Plavix and a firm his office is suing. AG Patrick Morrisey just recused himself from his office’s lawsuit against Sanofi after it was revealed … Continue reading

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Recent Research Reveals Increased Injury Risks with Plavix-Aspirin Combination

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A recent study of Plavix (clopidogrel) revealed high platelet reactivity after stenting. The study found that patients taking Plavix, who were also taking aspirin, experienced poor responses to the therapy. Stents are tiny wire-mesh tubes used to prop open arteries … Continue reading

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Drug Maker, Sanofi, Denigrated Plavix Generics, Fined $52.8 Million

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Drug maker, Sanofi, was just fined 40.6 million euros—$52.8 million—for attempting to reduce sales of the generic version of the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel). Plavix, an anti-platelet medication approved in the United States in 1997, is prescribed to reduce risks … Continue reading

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