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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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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New Recommendations for Plavix, Heartburn Drugs Issued in Canada

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Public Citizen Pushes FDA for Stronger Warnings on Proton Pump Inhibitors

A consumer watchdog wants to make sure users of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors are aware of their serious side effects, including long-term dependency issues, fractures and magnesium deficiency. This week, Public Citizen petitioned the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Popular Heartburn Drugs Lower Magnesium Levels

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Prilosec, Nexium Lawsuit Claims AstraZeneca Failed to Warn on Fracture Risks

An Illinois woman has filed suit against AstraZeneca claiming its prescription heartburn drugs, Prilosec and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium, caused her to suffer multiple and painful fractures of her feet. The lawsuit accuses AstraZeneca of failing to provide adequate warnings about the … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Hip Fracture Risk with Proton Pump Inhibitors

Another study has confirmed a risk of bone fractures associated with popular heart burn pills like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium and Prilosec. According to a report in Internal Medicine News, the study found that regular use of the drugs – called proton … Continue reading

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Study Sees Risk in Aspirin, Proton Pump Inhibitor Combo after Heart Attack

Taking proton pump inhibitors and aspirin together may increase the risk that heart attack patients will experience a new cardiovascular event, or even death, according to a new study. The finding is important because doctors often prescribe < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium or … Continue reading

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Study Finds PPIs up Fracture Risk by 30 Percent

A new study has found a link between the popular heart burn drugs known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of fractures. The study, which is published in the Annals of Family Medicine, concluded that PPIs … Continue reading

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Nexium, Fosamax Lawsuits Claim Drugs Caused Fractures

We’ve long been writing about links with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium, and bisphosphonates, such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/read/14517">Fosamax, to increased risks of bone fractures. PPIs reduce stomach acid and are typically taken for heartburn and acid reflux. … Continue reading

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Teva Acid Reflux Drug Problems Prompt FDA Warning

Generic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Lansoprazole, manufactured by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., has been linked to reports of clogging problems. Reuters explained that the defective Lansoprazole is a generic acid reflux medication that is administered by either an oral syringe or a feeding … Continue reading

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Usefulness of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Children Called into Question

A new study is questioning whether giving children heart burn drugs called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">proton pump inhibitors is beneficial, or even safe. Such drugs, including Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium, are being prescribed more often to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, … Continue reading

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