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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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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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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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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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Study Finds Link Between Autism and Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

A recent study found an increased risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children whose mothers took specific antidepressant medications. The Swedish study stated that it found that “in utero exposure to both selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) … Continue reading

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Good Information on Drug Safety in Pregnancy Hard to Find

While most pregnant women take medication at some point during pregnancy, it is difficult for them to find clear information about which drugs pose a risk to their unborn babies, such as antidepressants. Many drug labels provide few, if any, … Continue reading

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SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Cardiac Risks

We have long written about SSRI—selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors—antidepressants, medications that block the re-absorption (reuptake) of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, in the brain to boost mood. Now, emerging research reveals that some SSRIs pose cardiac risks. Research conducted by UK’s Medicines … Continue reading

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Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuits May Proceed

We’ve long written about SSRIs—selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors—such as Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, and Zoloft. SSRIs block the re-absorption (reuptake) of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, in the brain to boost mood. A judge has ruled that Paxil birth defect lawsuits can … Continue reading

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SSRIs pose birth defects risks to pregnant women

New research shows selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs are dangerous when taken during pregnancy. According to a report from MedicalXpress.com, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center have released a study showing many dangers of … Continue reading

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Study: Potential for Significant Risks with SSRIs and Pregnancy

A new study suggests that there is the potential for risks when taking SSRIs during pregnancy. SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors include medications sold under the names Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, and Zoloft. SSRIs block the reabsorption (reuptake) of … Continue reading

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Study analysis finds stroke risks among people taking SSRI antidepressants

A recent analysis of data available on the popular antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) found a link between their use and an increased risk of a bleeding stroke. According to a WebMD.com report, the study from Western … Continue reading

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Driving on SSRI Antidepressants, Other Psychotropic Drugs, Increase Chances for Car Accidents

Taking antidepressants, including Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Antidepressants, as well as certain sleep aids and other psychotropic drugs, can increase the likelihood that an individual will suffer a motor vehicle accident, according to a new study in the British … Continue reading

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Glaxo to Resolve Avandia, Paxil, Wellbutrin Fraud Charges with Justice Department for Record-Breaking $3 Billion

The U.S. Justice Department has announced another record-breaking settlement with a pharmaceutical company accused of illegally marketing some of its drugs.  According to a statement issued by the Department late yesterday, GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion to settle charges involving … Continue reading

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Traces of SSRI Antidepressants in Drinking Water May Have Autism Link

Residues in drinking water from antidepressants and other drugs that impact the central nervous system may have a link to autism, according to a new study involving fish.  In an experiment conducted by researchers at the Idaho State University, minnows … Continue reading

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