A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...
A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...
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 ...
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...
According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.
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 ...
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.
Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.
As a result of a recent Enforcement Report of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sun Pharma and Lupin are recalling over 41.5 thousand drug bottles in the United States. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. is recalling 12,109 bottles of … Continue reading →
Teva Pharmaceuticals based in North Wales, Pennsylvania, announced a voluntary recall of seven lots of Amikacin Sulfate Injection USP, 500 mg/2mL and 1 tram/4mL vials as a result of the potential presence of glass particulate matter. Amikacin Sulfate Injection is used … Continue reading →
The blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a relatively new anticoagulant that has gained popularity through its convenience of use for the patient. Warfarin, also known as Coumadin, the established anticoagulant for the last 60 years, requires dietary restrictions and a … Continue reading →
Perrigo Company of Dublin, Ireland, has initiated a voluntary recall of five batches of its children’s cough syrups because some packages contain an oral dosing cup with incorrect dose markings and children could receive an overdose of the medicine. The … Continue reading →
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted health care providers and patients to a voluntary recall of compounded multivitamin capsules containing high amounts of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), distributed nationwide by Glades Drugs in Pahokee, Florida. The FDA has received … Continue reading →
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally warned healthcare providers about using dietary supplements containing live bacteria or yeast in patients with compromised immune systems. The warning explains that dietary supplements are not regulated in the United States as approved … Continue reading →
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has recalled 68,000 bottles of the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine), in the second recall of the drug this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. In both instances, the recalled drug was manufactured at the Indian … Continue reading →
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised that it is alerting health care professionals and consumers regarding a recall of all non-expired drug products meant for sterile use and sold and distributed by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd., located in Temple, … Continue reading →
Just a few months after one generic version of a popular extended-release blood pressure medication was recalled, a lot of metoprolol succinate from another manufacturer was recalled for the same reason: the drug did not dissolve properly. The recalled drugs, … Continue reading →
Sun Pharma, India’s largest drugmaker, has announced the recall of almost 400,000 bottles of anti-depressant and antihistamine medications in the U.S. because the pills failed to dissolve properly. About 128,000 bottles of Sun Pharma’s antihistamine cetirizine, known by the brand … Continue reading →