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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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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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