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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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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 Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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