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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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