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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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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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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Federal Propecia Sexual Side Effect Lawsuits Consolidated in Eastern District of New York

Lawsuits alleging Merck & Co.’s Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) medication caused men to experience permanent sexual side effects, including erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, infertility and impotence, have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation before U.S. District Judge John Gleeson … Continue reading

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Health Canada Issues Warning For Proscar, Propecia, Avodart, and Jalyn

Health Canada has issued a warning about Proscar, Propecia, Avodart, and Jalyn, medications prescribed for the treatment of enlarged prostate or mail-pattern baldness. The drugs may increase risks for a serious type of prostate cancer, said Health Canada, wrote the … Continue reading

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Hearing on Propecia Lawsuit Consolidation Scheduled for March 29

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JMPL) will hear oral arguments next month regarding the proposed consolidation of Propecia side effects lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before one federal judge. Currently, more than 50 lawsuits alleging use of Propecia … Continue reading

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Merck Takes Down Propecia Site as Lawsuits Mount

Just as it is facing an increasing number of lawsuits over Propecia, its prescription drug to treat male pattern baldness, Merck & Co. recently pulled down its website for the drug. The development is fueling speculation in some quarters that … Continue reading

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More Propecia, Proscar Lawsuits Filed Over Sexual Side Effects

Merck’s Propecia and Proscar medications continue to be named in lawsuits alleging the company failed to warn users about their serious side effects, including erectile dysfunction, infertility, depression and suicide. According to a report from Lawyers USA Online, plaintiffs in … Continue reading

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Another Propecia Lawsuit Claims Baldness Drug Caused Sexual Problems

An unidentified man in Colorado has filed suit against the maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Propecia-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Propecia, claiming the male baldness drug caused him to suffer erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. The claim, brought in U.S. District Court for the District of … Continue reading

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Stay Away from Avodart, Public Citizen Warns

The consumer advocacy group, Public Citizen, has warned men to avoid taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avodart-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Avodart (dutasteride), a drug used to treat enlarged prostate. According to the group, other treatments, including a class of drug known as alpha blockers, are often safer … Continue reading

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Baldness, Prostate Drugs May Cause Persistent Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a known side effect of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Propecia-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Propecia, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proscar-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Proscar, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avodart-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Avodart or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Jalyn-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Jalyn. But recent research out of Boston University indicates that in some cases, sexual dysfunction linked to these drugs could be irreversible, Propecia and … Continue reading

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Proscar, Propecia Breast Cancer Reports Prompt Label Change in Canada

Health Canada announced yesterday that the manufacturers of finasteride products, including Propecia, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proscar-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Proscar and their generic equivalents, are updating the drugs’ labels to add safety information on rare reports of breast cancer in men. Patients taking Proscar, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Propecia-Prostate-Cancer-Side-Effects-Lawsuit">Propecia … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Drugs for Enlarged Prostate, Hair Loss May Increase Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that new warnings will be added to labels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/5-alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor-Proscar-Propecia-Avodart-Jalyn-Prostate-Cancer-Lawsuit">Proscar, Avodart, Jalyn and Propecia regarding a possible association with high-grade prostate cancer. Proscar, Avodart and Jalyn are all used to … Continue reading

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