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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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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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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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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Propecia Litigation Moving Toward First Trial

The litigation involving serious and sometimes catastrophic side effects of the hair loss drug Propecia is moving forward, with the selection of bellwether cases. In such large litigations, representative cases—bellwether cases—are chosen to be the first to go to trial. … Continue reading

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Questions about Sexual Side Effects of Hair-Loss Drug

Questions about Sexual Side Effects of Hair-Loss Drug

A review of 34 clinical trials on a popular drug to treat hair loss in men found that none of the studies adequately reported on the drug’s sexual side effects. The findings raise serious questions about whether finasteride, marketed as … Continue reading

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Mounting Propecia Lawsuits Allege Long-Term, Permanent Sexual Side Effects

Lawsuits are mounting against Merck & Company over its hair loss drug, Propecia. Allegations include long-term, sometimes permanent, sexual side effects. Approved in 1997 to treat male pattern baldness, Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) is part of a class of drugs … Continue reading

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Hair Loss Drug, Propecia, Potentially Linked to Permanent Side Effects

A new report has found that Propecia (finasteride) sexual side effects seen in some men may be permanent. This is not the first time similar links have been made with the popular hair loss drug. The January issue of QuarterWatch … Continue reading

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Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction, Low Sex Drive, Other Propecia Side Effects May be Long-Lasting

It’s becoming increasingly clear that men who use Propecia run the risk of developing severe sexual side effects, including impotence, erectile dysfunction, lower sex drive, infertility, testicular pain and genital shrinkage.  Unfortunately for many men, recent research indicates that Propecia … Continue reading

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Propecia Sales Drop as Lawsuits Spike

Sales of Propecia have dropped significantly compared to this same time last year and the company which makes it is facing more legal trouble over its dangerous side effects than in 2011. According to an Examiner.com report, sales of Propecia … Continue reading

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Propecia Sexual Side Effects Put Men at Risk for Depression

A new, retrospective, study reveals that Propecia, the popular hair loss medication, puts men at risk for depression. Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) belongs to a class of drugs known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, or 5-ARIs. Propecia is approved to treat … Continue reading

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Propecia Study Finds Men Could Suffer Long-Lasting Sexual Problems from Baldness Drug

A new study is reporting that sexual side effects that sometimes accompany the use of Propecia could be long lasting.  Propecia sexual side effects often include erectile dysfunction, low libido, trouble having an orgasm, and shrinking and painful genitals Propecia … Continue reading

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Propecia Prescribed by Hair Restoration Firm, Despite Sexual Side Effect Risks

Hair-growth drug, Propecia, is being prescribed by a popular hair restoration firm, despite significant sexual side effects. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Propecia in 1997. In 1997, doctors, medical researchers, and hair-restoration expert, L. Lee Bosley voiced … Continue reading

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Propecia Sexual Side Effects Led to Son’s Suicide, Doctor Claims

An emergency room doctor is warning men not to take Propecia, likening use of Merck & Co.’s prescription baldness remedy to “Russian roulette.”  According to a report from the Baltimore Courts Examiner, Dr. John Santmann, who recently joined a protest … Continue reading

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