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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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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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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 TheHeart.org. 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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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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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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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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New Research Links Multiple Sclerosis Drug Tysabri to Fatal Brain Infection

A newly published report indicates that patients taking the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri have a higher risk of developing a potentially fatal brain infection than previously thought. German and French researchers found that Tysabri (natalizumab), used to treat patients with … Continue reading

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Anti-Drug Antibodies Allegedly Lead to MS Patient’s Death

A Swedish woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to have died after developing anti-Tysabri (natalizumab) antibodies, according to emerging research. The woman tested with what MedPage Today described as “significant neurological abnormalities” and very high titers of antibodies against … Continue reading

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New Tysabri PML Risk Factor Identified

The Food and Drug Administration has identified a new risk factor which could lead to the life-threatening brain infection known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) associated with the use of the drug Tysabri. Tysabri is prescribed as a “last resort” … Continue reading

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FDA Announces Tysabri Label Update

Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was updating the label of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri (natalizumab) to include additional information about the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare but serious brain infection. According to a … Continue reading

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Tysabri Label Modified to Include More Brain Infection Data

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri, the multiple sclerosis drug marketed by Biogen Idec Inc. and Elan Corp is having its label updated to include new data about the incidence of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML, a rare brain infection. According to a report … Continue reading

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