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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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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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Canadian Research Institutions Named Co-Defendants in Pradaxa Lawsuits in U.S.


In an unusual situation, Canada’s McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences have been named co-defendants in lawsuits in U.S. federal court over the safety of the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa (dabigatran). The lawsuits allege that tainted data from mismanaged clinical trials … Continue reading

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More than 2,000 Lawsuits Over Pradaxa Bleeding Risks, Boehringer Confirms


Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of the blood-thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran), has confirmed that it faces more than 2,000 lawsuits in the United States alleging that the drug causes severe and fatal bleeding. The company’s confirmation came after the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Maker Sought to Revise, Suppress Controversial, Internal Research


The maker of the controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, was apparently worried that release of an internal study might impact sales. Boehringer Ingleheim employees allegedly pressured the study’s author to revise or suppress the study, according to recently unsealed legal documents, … Continue reading

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Boehringer Fined $931,000 Over Lost Pradaxa Files


Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, which markets and manufactures Pradaxa, has been charged with a nearly $1 million fine, according to a recent ruling. The fine was levied for the drug maker’s withholding or failing to preserve files sought in Pradaxa litigation, … Continue reading

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Study Finds Pradaxa Risky for Patients Implanted with Artificial Heart Valves

Pradaxa has been tied to more serious adverse reactions, according to a new study on Behringer Ingelheim’s blood thinner. The research revealed that when Pradaxa (dabigatran) is taken by patients with mechanical heart valves, there is an increase in risks … Continue reading

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Study: New Blood Thinners Associated with GI Bleed Risk


Another study revealed issues related to new anti-coagulants, such as Pradaxa, including serious bleeds. The new study revealed that, based on a pooled analysis of 17 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) there was an increased risk of stomach bleeding in patients … Continue reading

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Pradaxa may Increase Viral Infection Risks, Severity, Study Shows

An new study found that the blood thinner, Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate), may increase risks viral infections, as well as increasing the severity of these infections. University of North Carolina researchers discovered that the blood thinner blocks a critical component … Continue reading

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FDA: Blood Thinner, Pradaxa, Should Not Be Used by Patients with Mechanical Prosthetic Heart Valves

Blood thinner, Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate), should not be used to prevent stroke or blood clots in patients implanted with mechanical heart valves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently informed health care professionals and the public of … Continue reading

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Was FDA’s Pradaxa® Analysis Flawed?

Despite a growing number of serious gastrointestinal bleed reports linked to Pradaxa®, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) argues that the blood thinner, manufactured by Behringer Ingelheim, is safe when used as directed. Pradaxa® was approved two years ago … Continue reading

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FDA backs previous stance on Pradaxa bleeding risks

Federal health officials have issued an update on its stance on the new blood thinner drug Pradaxa, indicating the risk of severe bleeding associated with the drug is no more significant than any other drugs available on the market for … Continue reading

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