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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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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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National Law Firm Files 36 Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits

Earlier this month, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed 36 Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits in the Fosamax side effects mass tort currently underway in New Jersey Superior Court. All of the lawsuits allege that the long-term use … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Allege Women Suffered Fosamax Femur Fractures

Recent lawsuits allege that women have suffered Fosamax femur fractures. Fosamax is a bisphosphonate and, more and more, research supports a link between atypical fractures of the femur, generally without trauma, and bisphosphonate use. The drugs are prescribed to improve … Continue reading

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Fosamax Femur Fracture Theory Questioned by Researchers

A case study published late last month in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is raising questions about one theory that tries to account for the higher femur fracture risk seen among users of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax and other bisphosphonates. … Continue reading

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Fosamax, Other Osteoporosis Drugs Need Stronger Warnings, FDA Advisors Say

A panel of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisors said on Friday that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax and similar bone drugs need stronger warnings regarding duration of use because of their possible long-term risks. But the panel could not agree if use … Continue reading

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Five Years on Fosamax, Other Bone Drugs May be Adequate, FDA Says

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actonel">Actonel, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Boniva">Boniva and other oral bisphosphonates don’t have to be taken beyond five years in order to prevent broken bones from osteoporosis, a new U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) report says. The report was released … Continue reading

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FDA Panel to Discuss Long-Term Use of Fosamax, other Bone Drugs

A U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel is set to examine the safety of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bisphosphonates">oral bisphosphonates later this week. The FDA advisory panel meeting, set to start of Friday, is being convened because of concerns that long-term … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Woman Claims Using Fosamax Led to Thigh Fracture

A woman in Hawaii has filed suit against Merck & Co. for an injury she claims was the result of taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax. Lois Takamori, who began taking Fosamax in her 50s to prevent bone loss from osteoporosis, claims the … Continue reading

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Consolidation Ordered for Fosamax Fracture Lawsuits

More than three dozen lawsuits alleging the osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused plaintiffs to suffer low-impact femur fractures have been consolidated in a mulitdistrict litigation and transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for pretrial proceedings. … Continue reading

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Nexium, Fosamax Lawsuits Claim Drugs Caused Fractures

We’ve long been writing about links with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium, and bisphosphonates, such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/read/14517">Fosamax, to increased risks of bone fractures. PPIs reduce stomach acid and are typically taken for heartburn and acid reflux. … Continue reading

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Fosamax Thigh Fractures, Other Side Effects May Accompany Long-Term Use

Taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax, the popular osteoporosis treatment used by millions of women, for too long may do serious damage to the bones it is supposed to protect. Debilitating Fosamax side effects may include thigh fractures, as well as a disorder … Continue reading

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