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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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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

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 ...

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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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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

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 ...

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Motion Filed to Consolidate Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuits in Multidistrict Litigation

Attorneys representing a 31-year-old Queens, New York Woman in a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvocet">Darvocet lawsuit have petitioned the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate all federal lawsuits involving Darvon, Darvocet and other propoxyphene medications in a multidistrict litigation in US District … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Recall Delay May Have Killed Thousands

How many Darvon and Darvocet deaths may have occurred while the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) waited to pull these and other dangerous propoxyphene-based drugs from the market? It’s probably impossible to know for sure, but according to the … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet, Other Narcotic Painkillers May Put Elderly at Risk for Heart Attacks, Other Side Effects

Narcotic painkillers, a class of drugs that includes Oxycontin, as well as the now-recalled medications Darvon and Darvocet, may increase the risk of heart attacks and bone fractures in elderly arthritis patients, a new study has found. According to a … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Recall Came 30 Years Too Late

The Darvon and Darvocet recall announced last month due to the drugs’ association with serious and sometimes fatal heart rhythm problems was about 30 years too late. For at least that long, patient advocates had raised questions about the safety … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Withdrawal Prompts Other Propoxyphene Recalls

Following the earlier Darvon and Darvocet recall by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., makers of generic propoxyphene medications have begun recalling their products. Recently, Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. said it would remove three such propoxyphene products from the market, including Balacet 325. Propoxyphene … Continue reading

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Darvon-N Recalled In Canada

Collaborating with Health Canada (HC), Paladin Labs Inc., maker of Darvon-N (dextropropoxyphene, also known as propoxyphene), decided to voluntarily recall and withdraw all lots of the medication from the Canadian market and discontinue sales. Last month, the US Food & … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Patients Should Discuss Alternatives with Their Doctors

The recent Darvocet and Darvon recall from the market because of their association with dangerous, and even fatal heart rhythm problems has caused consternation among people who relied on Darvon and Darvocet to manage chronic pain. But according to a recent article … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Withdrawal Late in Coming

The decision to finally pull Darvon and Darvocet from the market has spawned criticism of the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) by those who say it waited too long to act on the dangerous painkillers. Darvon and Darvocet have … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Pulled From Market Due to Heart Risks

The propoxyphene-based painkillers are being pulled from the market today because of their association with serious or even fatal Darvocet and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon side effects (namely heart rhythm abnormalities). The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is also asking the manufacturers … Continue reading

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Darvon, Similar Painkillers to Have Stronger Overdose Warnings

The makers of Darvon, Darvocet and other painkillers that contain propoxyphene are being required to strengthen the drugs’ labels, including their boxed warning, to emphasize the potential for overdose. However, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected a petition … Continue reading

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