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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Personal Panic Devices Recalled Due to Malfunction

Personal Panic Devices Recalled Due to Malfunction

Interlogix is recalling 67,000 personal panic devices because they may fail to operate in case of an emergency. According to a recall alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, “The wireless personal panic devices can fail … Continue reading

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Lil’ Luxuries Infant Bath Tubs Recalled due to Risk of Serious Injury

Lil’ Luxuries Infant Bath Tubs Recalled due to Injury Risk

Approximately 86,000 Lil’ Luxuries Infant Bath Tubs with fabric slings have been recalled. The fabric slings on the recalled infant bath tubs may detach from the tub and pose a risk of impact injury or drowning, according to the United … Continue reading

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Toys’R’Us Recalls Pacifier Clips that Pose Choking Hazard

Toys’R’Us Recalls Pacifier Clips that Pose Choking Hazard

Toys‘R’Us has recalled Babies‘R’Us pacifier clips because of a choking hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on September 8. The spring on the pacifier clip’s mechanism can break and release small parts that can be a choking hazard … Continue reading

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Microsoft Recalls Surface Pro AC Power Cords for Fire or Shock Hazard

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Microsoft has recalled about 2.25 million power cords for Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers that can overheat, posing fire or shock hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says an additional 190,000 cords were … Continue reading

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Sure Signal Heat-Activated Fire Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Sure Signal Heat-Activated Fire Alarms Recalled

Sure Signal Products has recalled more than 375,000 heat-activated fire alarms because a defective sensor can cause the alarm to fail to alert consumers of a fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall on its web … Continue reading

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Ikea Warns of Dangers with 27 Million Dressers Following 2 Fatalities

Ikea Warns of Dangers with 27M Dressers Following 2 Fatalities

Following the tragic deaths of two toddlers, Ikea is warning of the risks with its chests and dressers. Associated Press reports that Ikea chests resulted in fatal injuries when they tipped over and fell on two boys last year. The … Continue reading

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Steering problem forces recall on Can-Am off-road vehicles

A recall has been issued on about 3,400 Can-Am Commander side-by-side off-road vehicles because a defect in the steering system causes it to lose control. According to a statement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has issued the recall … Continue reading

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Agencies warn of dangers posed by infant sleep positioning devices

Federal health and safety officials have issued a warning this week about the dangers of baby sleep positioning devices, noting that they  have been implicated in at least two recent infant deaths. According to a safety announcement from the Food … Continue reading

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