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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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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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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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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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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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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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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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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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