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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Drug Maker, Novartis, Accused Again of Kickback Schemes

We have long noted that the financial relationships between the drug and the health care industries have led to enormous controversy. Critics maintain that such relationships create conflicts of interest and could unduly influence everything from research findings to prescribing … Continue reading

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U.S. Prosecutors Investigating Novartis Marketing of Blood Pressure Drug Tekturna

U.S. prosecutors are investigating European drug manufacturer Novartis for its marketing of products including hypertension drug Tekturna. In a recent regulatory filing, Swiss-based Novartis revealed that, last year, a U.S. unit of the company received a subpoena from federal prosecutors … Continue reading

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Analysis of adverse event reports questions benefit of blood pressure drug Tekturna

A recent analysis of adverse health events linked to certain prescription drugs identified 100 incidents linked to the blood pressure medication Tekturna in just the first part of this year. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) combed a database … Continue reading

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Tekturna Linked to Significant Number of Adverse Events

Independent watchdog group, the Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP) reports a 90 percent increase in significant adverse drug event reports received by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) over the past four years. Among these, are events associated … Continue reading

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Tekturna Label Changes, Valturna Market Withdrawal Announced by Novartis

Novartis announced yesterday that the label for the blood pressure drug Tekturna (aliskiren) will be updated with new warnings regarding its use in people with diabetes and kidney problems. Novartis also announced it will no longer market Valturna, a single-pill … Continue reading

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Tekturna (Aliskiren) Associated with Serious Side Effects, Including Stroke, Severe Kidney Damage

Tekturna (aliskiren) and other medications containing aliskiren have been associated with serious side effects, including non-fatal stroke and severe kidney damage, in some patients. Tekturna and other aliskiren products were recently the subject of safety warnings in Europe (where it … Continue reading

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MHRA Issues New Contraindications, Recommendations for Rasilez (Aliskiren) with ACE Inhibitors, ARBs

Health regulators in the U.K. have announced new contraindications and warnings regarding Rasilez (aliskiren), a blood pressure drug which is sold as Tekturna in the U.S. According a Drug Safety Update issued by the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, … Continue reading

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Novartis Updates Rasilez Label in Europe with New Warnings for Diabetes, Kidney Patients

The blood pressure drug Rasilez – sold in the U.S. under the brand name Tekturna – will soon bear new safety warnings on its European label, after a clinical trial was halted because subject patients experienced a high rate of … Continue reading

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Canada Issues Warning, Updates Labeling For Rasilez

Canada just issued a warning for Rasilez, a high blood pressure drug known as Tekturna in the United States. Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada Inc makes Rasilez. Health Canada and Novartis issued the warning for aliskiren-containing products, Rasilez and Rasilez HCT, after … Continue reading

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Tekturna To Undergo Canadian Safety Review

High blood pressure drug, Tekturna, will undergo a Canadian Safety Review after a clinical study was halted by drug maker, Novartis, over unexpected adverse reactions. “Specifically, when used in combination with other blood pressure-lowering drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) … Continue reading

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