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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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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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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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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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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 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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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Raise Infection Risk in Cirrhosis Patients

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec, Aciphex, Prevacid, and Protonix, raise infection risks in cirrhosis patients, according to a new study that found the risk for serious infections affects patients with decompensated cirrhosis. PPI users suffer from a 66 … Continue reading

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Meta-Analysis Finds Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase Risk of C. Difficile-Associated Diarrhea by 69%

A newly-published study has again shown that the use of popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors can increase the likelihood that a person will develop Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.  The authors of the study, which appears in the American … Continue reading

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Study Finds “Robust” Risk of C. difficile with Proton Pump Inhibitors, other Heartburn Drugs

A new study has found that taking acid reducing drugs, including proton pump inhibitors, can significantly increase the risk for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection. The lead author of the study, which involved a meta-analysis of 30 separate studies, characterized … Continue reading

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PPI Side Effect Warnings for Fractures, Hypomagnesaemia Issued in U.K.

U.K. regulators issued two warnings this week regarding serious Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) side effects. According to the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), recent studies indicated a link between long-term use of PPIs and fractures of the hip, … Continue reading

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Health Canada Warns PPIs May Cause C. Diff-Associated Diarrhea

Health Canada is warning Canadians that prescription stomach antacids called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may cause Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD). CDAD is a potentially serious gastrointestinal infection. C. diff is bacterium that can cause diarrhea and may lead to more … Continue reading

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FDA Says Proton Pump Inhibitors May Cause C-difficile Diarrhea

Using popular heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) could put some users at risk of contracting Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD), a potentially serious gastrointestinal infection. In a Drug Safety Communication issued yesterday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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Another Study Links Popular Heartburn Drugs to Hip Fractures

A new study is providing more evidence of an association between hip fractures in older women and the use of popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that post-menopausal … Continue reading

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Heart Birth Defects

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) have been being linked to heart birth defects, when taken by women in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a recent study. Popular PPIs include Aciphex (rabeprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), and Protonix … Continue reading

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Studies Show Many People Taking Proton Pump Inhibitors Don’t Need Them

Aciphex, Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix, all part of a class of drugs known a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors, may be overprescribed, some recent studies indicate. According to a report from Web MD, overuse of proton pump inhibitors, which … Continue reading

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New Study Finds PPIs Increase Risk For C. Diff

Popular heartburn medications, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), have been linked to more adverse reactions; this time, Clostridium difficile (C. diff), in a large Japanese study presented at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. We recently wrote … Continue reading

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