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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals to Pay Family $10M Over Child’s Topamax Injuries

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. must pay more than $10 million to the family of a child who allegedly suffered Topamax (topiramate) birth defects. The Philadelphia state jury just decided that Janssen did not adequately warn physicians about the epilepsy drug’s birth … Continue reading

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Study: Topamax Linked to Birth Defects

A new study suggests that taking Topamax during pregnancy could lead to side effects that include birth defects. The study, conducted by researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, Australia, looked at Topamax, Depakote (valproate), and Tegretol … Continue reading

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Topamax Birth Defect Lawsuits Centralized in Philadelphia

All < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax birth defect lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania state courts have been centralized in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, failed to properly research the pregnancy risks associated with … Continue reading

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Study Fails to Clarify Topamax Birth Defect Risk

A new study has proven inconclusive on < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax birth defects because of the small amount of Topamax patients involved in the fairly large study. The research, said WebMD, reviewed newer antiseizure medications taken by pregnant women during their first … Continue reading

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Topamax Birth Defect Risk Complicated by Interaction with Birth Control Pills

Women taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax should be aware that its active ingredient, topiramate, may inhibit the effectiveness of birth control pills. It is especially important that women of child-bearing age be aware of this Topamax side effect, due to its association … Continue reading

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Topamax Linked to Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate

Another medical group is warning patients about the dangers associated with the anticonvulsant medication < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax-birth-defects-side-effects-clefts-lawsuit">Topamax (generic: topiramate) when used by expectant mothers. Now, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is warning family physicians about the increased likelihood of … Continue reading

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Be Cautious About Topamax Pregnancy Risk, Headache Group Tells Women

The American Headache Society says women of childbearing age should be careful about using Topamax (topiramate) to treat migraine headaches because of its birth defect risk. The society’s advice followed the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent warning that women … Continue reading

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Topamax Risky for Expectant Moms

We recently wrote that anticonvulsant medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax-birth-defects-side-effects-clefts-lawsuit">Topamax (topiramate), was linked to the development of oral clefts—cleft lip and/or cleft palate—in babies born to women who took the drug during early pregnancy. We also wrote that the U.S. Food & … Continue reading

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