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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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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Vioxx Settlement Fund Will Pay 3,000+ Death Claims

The $4.85 billion < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx settlement announced by Merck & Co. in 2007 will include payments to the families of over 3,000 people who died of a heart attack or stroke while taking the now-withdrawn painkiller, according to a report … Continue reading

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Yet Another Vioxx Settlement

In yet another recent legal settlement, Merck & Co has agreed to pay $80 million to settle 190 claims concerning its recalled pain medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx, reports Reuters. In a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, reported Reuters, Merck … Continue reading

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Another Vioxx Lawsuit Settles

In the ongoing legal activity surrounding Merck & Company’s recalled blockbuster pain medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx, another settlement has been reached in a lawsuit allegedly involving the death of John Henderson, the Madison St. Clair Record just reported. Henderson’s wife, Norma … Continue reading

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Vioxx Lawsuit Names Congressmen

In the continuing legal problems over painkiller < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx, a new lawsuit has emerged in the United States naming a number of federal lawmakers as defendants. The lawsuit was filed this week and names U.S. democratic senators Patrick Leahy (Vermont), … Continue reading

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Vioxx &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Loyalty Program&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; Detailed at Trial

The Prodigy dvdrip The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx trial that is ongoing in Australia has shed new light on the questionable tactics Merck & Co. used to market its dangerous painkiller. Now, according to The Australian, it seems Merck orchestrated “patient loyalty … Continue reading

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Australian Vioxx Trial Continues

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx Motel Hell psp trial that is ongoing in Australia and which has shed new light on the questionable tactics Merck & Co. used to market the dangerous painkiller has, said the Australian, involved a leading American cardiologist … Continue reading

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Vioxx Nurses Trolled Doctor Records for Potential Patients

The ongoing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx trial in Australia has just revealed that Merck, the maker of the controversial drug, paid so-called nurses to look through medical records in search of potential Vioxx patients, BNET reports. According to the Australian court, the … Continue reading

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Vioxx Trial in Australia Details Merck&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;s Deceptive Strategy

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx trial in Australia has shed new light on the questionable tactics Merck & Co. used to market the dangerous painkiller. The strategies, detailed in an article published by The New York Times, will not surprise anyone who … Continue reading

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Questions Raised About Vioxx Cardiologist

In the most recent debacle over Merck’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx Mr. Bean’s Holiday movie , Merck is accused of hiring a ghostwriter for a Circulation paper likely written to minimize issues linked to Vioxx’s safety. The Heart.org said well-known cardiologist Dr. … Continue reading

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Merck Faces Vioxx Grand Jury Probe

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/vioxx">Vioxx is the target of a federal probe, Merck & Co. announced yesterday. According to Reuters, the grand jury investigation involves Merck’s research, marketing and selling activities regarding Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004. Vioxx was … Continue reading

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