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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

Dozens-Receive-Nonsterile-Simulated-Saline-Solution

The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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 Questions Hospitals’ Marketing of Da Vinci Surgical Robot

A new study is questioning the information that some hospital websites provide to patients regarding the benefits associated with the da Vinci Surgical Robot System.  According to Reuters, much of the information provided to patients simply echoes marketing claims made … Continue reading

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Consolidation Proposed for da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuits

A plaintiff who has filed a lawsuit against Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci Surgical System has filed a motion seeking to have all similar claims involving injuries alleged to have been caused by the surgical robot consolidated … Continue reading

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Alabama Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuit Seeks $270 Million for Botched Hysterectomy

Another lawsuit has been filed by a victim of an allegedly botched surgery using the da Vinci Surgical Robot. This time, an Alabama woman is claiming that Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci Robot, suppressed complaints and concealed … Continue reading

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da Vinci Surgical Robot Named in Another Lawsuit over Botched Hysterectomy

Another lawsuit has been filed alleging the da Vinci Surgical Robot caused serious injuries, this time by woman who claims the robot caused her surgeon to botch her hysterectomy. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the lawsuit alleges that Intuitive … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Claims da Vinci Surgical Robot Design Flaws, Poor Surgeon Training, Caused Woman’s Death after Hysterectomy

A New York father has alleged in federal lawsuit that his daughter died as a result of design flaws that plague the da Vinci Surgical Robot. According to his complaint, Intuitive Surgical’s failure to properly train surgeons to use the … Continue reading

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