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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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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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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 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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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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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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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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CDC Investigators Close E. Coli Investigation of General Mills Flours

CDC Investigators Close E. Coli Inv. of General Mills Flours

Federal health officials have issued a final report about the investigation into an E. coli outbreak linked to General Mills flour products. In a final report issued on September 29, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said … Continue reading

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Strawberry Smoothies

Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Strawberry Smoothies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said 89 people from seven states have been sickened in an outbreak of the liver disease hepatitis A linked to strawberries at a smoothie chain. Investigators have interviewed 54 of the people … Continue reading

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Honeywell Issues Recall for Possibly Contaminated Eyesaline Eyewash

Honeywell Issues Recall for Contaminated Eyesaline Eyewash

In cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, Honeywell has recalled one lot of Eyesaline Eyewash solution. The eyewash is used for emergency eye rinsing after an injury. The product has been recalled as a precaution because of the risk … Continue reading

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Frozen Corn Products Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Frozen Corn Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Cambridge Farms, LLC of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has recalled three brands of frozen corn products because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and people with weakened … Continue reading

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FDA Says to Beware of Skin Care Products Containing Mercury

FDA Says to Beware of Skin Care Products Containing Mercury

In a recently updated statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to beware of skin care products containing mercury. Exposure to mercury is hazardous, and can damage the brain, lungs and kidneys. It is especially harmful … Continue reading

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FDA Approval of Transvaginal Mesh is Questioned by Victims

FDA Approval of Transvaginal Mesh is Questioned by Victims

A study by Northwestern University, published May 4, 2016 in Obstetrics and Gynecology criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administation (FDA) for approving a number of high-risk health devices based on unsubstantiated clinical studies, including transvaginal mesh. Dr. Steve Xu, … Continue reading

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