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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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


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 < "">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 < "">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 < "">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 < "">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, < "">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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