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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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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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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Motion Seeks to Have Court Consider New Renu with MoistureLoc Evidence

New evidence shows that Renu with MoistureLoc Contact Lens Solution when heated in plastic containers loses antimicrobial qualities and can lead to varying forms of bacterial infections. The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, in light of this evidence, … Continue reading

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Evaporation of Contact Lens Solution Reduces Effectiveness

Partially evaporated contact lens solution loses much of its disinfectant ability, according to a new study. Many contact lens wearers unwittingly use partially evaporated solution, which can occur when contact lens wearers reuse solution or fail to recap their lens … Continue reading

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Bausch & Lomb Loses ReNu with MoistureLoc Insurance Case

Bausch & Lomb has lost another round in the legal wrangling involving its recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">ReNu with MoistureLoc Contact Lens Solution. Last week, a federal judge ruled in favor of one of Bausch & Lomb’s insurers, Lexington Co., making it … Continue reading

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Multipurpose Contact Lens Solutions May Cause Eye Damage

Recent studies on some multipurpose contact lens solutions have found that such preparations can cause eye damage. One such study was detailed last week at the 8th National Congress on Optometry and Opticianry held in New York. Multipurpose contact lens … Continue reading

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Discovery Continues in ALL Pending ReNu with MoistureLoc Lawsuits

Lawsuits filed by people who claim they sustained non-Fusarium eye infections from Bausch & Lomb’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">ReNu with MoistureLoc Contact Lens Solution suffered a setback last month when a New York state court judge issued a ruling that excluded the … Continue reading

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Company Refocuses Marketing Efforts on ReNu

We recently wrote that Bausch & Lomb, maker of ReNu with MoistureLoc, settled around 600 lawsuits involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">recalled contact lens solution. Now, Bausch & Lomb is focusing on ReNu marketing. According to a prior report in the Associated … Continue reading

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Hundreds of ReNu with MoistureLoc Lawsuits Settled

Bausch & Lomb, the maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">ReNu with MoistureLoc, has settled around 600 lawsuits involving the recalled contact lens solution. According to a report in the Associated Press, the settled ReNu with MoistureLoc claims have so far cost the … Continue reading

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ReNu with MoistureLoc Lost Antifungal Properties When Exposed to High Temperatures

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">ReNu with MoistureLoc loses much of its ability to fight fungal contamination when exposed to high temperatures for a long period of time, according to a new study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology.  ReNu with MoistureLoc was recalled … Continue reading

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Tainted ReNu, AMO Contact Lens Solutions Prompt FDA Panel to Call for Better Testing

In the past several years, contact lens solutions, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">ReNu with MoistureLoc and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/amo_complete_moisture_plus">Advanced Medical Optics Complete MoisturePlus, have been linked to potentially blinding eye infections. Now, a group of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisors has recommended … Continue reading

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Renu with MoistureLoc, Other Contact Lens Solution Recalls Result in FDA Safety Review

Contact lens solutions have been slated for a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) safety review.  The FDA decided to embark on the review after some popular brands of contact lens solutions – including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/renu_contact_solution">Renu with MoistureLoc – were linked … Continue reading

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