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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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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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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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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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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Parker Waichman Lobbied in Congress Yesterday for Permanent Zadroga Act Extension

Parker Waichman was among the many who lobbied Congress to permanently extend the 2010 Zadroga Act and ensure first responders, survivors, and their families receive full benefits under the Act’s two programs. Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that … Continue reading

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FealGood Foundation Founder Urges Congress to Permanently Extend Zadroga Act

Parker Waichman will be among the many supporters of the Zadroga Act —including including Jon Stewart, formerly of “The Daily Show” and John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation advocacy group—lobbying for the Act’s permanent extension on September 16, 2015. … Continue reading

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FDA Launches OpenFDA, Public Access to Searchable Prescription Drug Data

Through a new initiative called open FDA, the Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) is releasing to the public searchable data sets on prescription drugs. In the pilot stage, openFDA provides information on millions of reports of adverse events in drug … Continue reading

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Medtronic Agrees to $9.9 Million Settlement in Physician Kickback Case

The Justice Department announced yesterday that Medtronic Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $9.9 million to resolve allegations that the company made illegal payments to physicians to induce them to implant Medtronic pacemakers and defibrillators. Assistant Attorney General … Continue reading

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Additional Cancers Now Covered Under Zadroga 9/11 Law

Parker Waichman LLP, a law firm that has fought to expand coverage for illnesses developed by 9/11 first responders, is pleased to announce that four additional cancers have been added to the list of cancers covered under the federal Zadroga … Continue reading

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Study Shows Nearly 8% of Hip Implants Not Backed by Safety Evidence

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A new study reveals that nearly eight percent of hip implant devices used in hip replacement surgery have no readily available evidence of safety or effectiveness. The study, published online last month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), indicates that … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Depuy, Health Concerns, Metal Hip Implants, Press Releases |

OxyElite Pro Recall Expanded to Include Flavored OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder

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USPlabs LLC just announced a recall of its OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplements over potential health risks and to now include Raspberry Lemonade OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder, among others. The recall includes all lots and sizes of specific dietary supplements, … Continue reading

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Senators: Report Confirms Financial Gains Tied to PODs, Increased Surgery Trend

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The United States Committee on Finance just released that U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (Republican-Utah), Max Baucus (Democrat-Montana), and Chuck Grassley (Republican-Iowa) announced that a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman LLP Designated as Co-Lead Counsel in Consolidation of Sandy-Related Litigation Against LIPA, National Grid

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According to an order just filed on May 30, all Hurricane Sandy-related litigation brought against the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and/or National Grid now pending, as well as all subsequent filed actions, will be consolidated into one action before … Continue reading

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Parker Waichman LLP Takes on Credit Card Companies, Fights for Small Business

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National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, and co-counsel just filed an objection to the passage of a proposed $7.25 billion settlement of a price-fixing case brought against Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees. Co-counsel—both based in … Continue reading

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