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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

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 ...

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

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 ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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