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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Fresenius Recalls NaturaLyte Sodium Bicarbonate Liquid Concentrate Due to Bacterial Contamination

Health Canada, Canada’s federal health agency, has announced that Fresenius Medical Care is voluntarily recalling specific lots of NaturaLyte Sodium Bicarbonate Liquid Concentrate in 6.4L and 8L sizes due to bacterial contamination. This product is used in kidney dialysis (hemodialysis) … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Weight-Loss Drug Alli Over Tampering Concern

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling all supplies of its over-the-counter weight-loss drug Alli (orlistat) in the United States and Puerto Rico after customers reported finding other pills and capsules in some bottles. News of the tampering emerged on Wednesday. GSK received inquiries … Continue reading

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Pleo Homeopathic Drugs Recalled: May Contain Undeclared Penicillin

Fifty-six lots of various Pleo homeopathic drugs, which may contain undisclosed penicillin, have been recalled by Terra-Medica, Inc. Individuals allergic to penicillin could suffer reactions including life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. The recalled products – used to treat conditions including colds, yeast … Continue reading

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FDA Announces Recall of L-citrulline, Supplement for Genetic Disorder

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On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said certain lots of the supplement L-citrulline, used to treat certain genetic disorders found mostly in children, were found not to contain any of the drug, and the agency warned doctors … Continue reading

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Dietary Supplement Hydravax Recalled Due to Inclusion of Undeclared Ingredient

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IQ Formulations, of Sunrise, Florida, is initiating a voluntary recall of all lots of its 45-capsule bottles of Hydravax due to the inclusion of an unlisted ingredient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised IQ Formulations that an analysis … Continue reading

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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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Quality Control Issues Raised as J&J Issues Second Recall this Week

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In one week, health care giant, Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of its key products over quality issues. This, after working to reverse some bad press over scores of recalls, also due to quality issues, over the past couple of … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Injectible Risperdal After Discovering Mold

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has announced the recall of a lot its injectible schizophrenia drug Risperdal Consta. Mold was discovered in vials of Consta during routine testing. Consta, a long-acting form of Risperdal (risperidone), is prescribed … Continue reading

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Hundreds Of Lawsuits Filed Over GranuFlo

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Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed over risks associated with inadequate warnings for GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. According to court documents, more than 300 lawsuits have been filed nationwide and more are expected, WickedLocalWaltham reported. Allegations include that Fresenius Medical Care … Continue reading

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Two of Those Sickened in Rhodococcus Equi Outbreak Have Died

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Following a recall of all sterile products manufactured by Specialty Compounding of Cedar Park, Texas, two of 17 people sickened have died. Texas Department of State Health Services spokesman, Chris Van Deusen, said the cause of death remains open and … Continue reading

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