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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...
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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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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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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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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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