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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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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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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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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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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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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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Avandia Test Lawsuit Settled

An < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuit that was expected to be a test case for the thousands of similar claims pending throughout the U.S. was settled on the eve of trial. GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Avandia, had already settled around 10,000 Avandia … Continue reading

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First Avandia Trial Underway in Philadelphia

The litigation surrounding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia is finally underway. The first federal trial involving an Avandia heart attack lawsuit began yesterday. According to a Daily Finance report, GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Avandia, has already settled around 10,000 such claims, but it … Continue reading

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Avandia Poses Serious Heart Risks

Type 2 diabetes drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia, has long been connected to significant risks of heart attack, strokes, and heart failure. As a matter-of-fact, this September 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) placed severe restrictions on Avandia, citing these … Continue reading

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Avandia Subject to Restrictions in Canada

Health Canada just announced important new restrictions on the use of the following rosiglitazone products due to information on cardiovascular related events: < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avandia-Heart-Attack-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Attorney-Heart-Failure">Avandia, Avandamet and Avandaryl. GlaxoSmithKline Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, released important new restrictions on the … Continue reading

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Avandia Black Box Warning Wasn’t Heeded by All Doctors, Study Finds

Not all doctors are heeding warnings for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia. According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that used Avandia as an example, doctors’ prescribing patterns vary across the country in response to warnings about medications … Continue reading

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Avandia Faces Justice Department Probe

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avandia-Heart-Attack-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Attorney-Heart-Failure">Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline’s controversial diabetes drug, is coming under more scrutiny. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the drug maker has disclosed that it has been subpoenaed by the US Department of Justice over Avandia. According to Glaxo’s third-quarter … Continue reading

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Avandia, Bisphosphonate Problems Point to Weaknesses in Drug Approval Process

Recent safety issues involving the diabetes drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia and a class of bone drugs called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bisphosphonates">bisphosphonates have some questioning the way drugs are approved for sale in the US. According to a recent New York Times’ news analysis, … Continue reading

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Avandia Alternatives Available

With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) severely restricting access to the diabetes medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia, and the European Medicines Agency suggesting the controversial medication be banned, many diabetics are left wondering about safe alternatives. As we have written … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Outlook Falls Following Avandia Restrictions

GlaxoSmithKline’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia problems are expected to take a toll on the drug maker’s bottom line. According to a Reuters report, analysts have already begun cutting Glaxo’s earnings forecast, after regulators in the US and Europe announced separate actions that … Continue reading

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Avandia Severely Restricted by FDA

Citing heart risks from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to place severe restrictions on the controversial diabetes drug. According to The New York Times, patients in the US will only have access to Avandia … Continue reading

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