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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Hospira Recalls Hydromorphone Injection on Overdose Concern

Hospira, Inc. just announced a recall of its Hydromorphone Injection due to overdose concerns, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recall involves one lot of Hydromorphone Injection, USP, 2 mg/mL (C-II), 1 mL fill in 2.5 … Continue reading

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Class I Recall Issued For Potentially Contaminated Ultrasound Gel

A Class I recall has been issued for potentially contaminated ultrasound gel, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. A Class I recall involves a situation in which there exists a reasonable probability that the use of or … Continue reading

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Epinephrine Injections Recalled For Discoloration, Particle Contamination

Epinephrine injections, distributed by American Regent, are being recalled for discoloration and particle contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The nationwide recall is being conducted at the retail/hospital level and involves Epinephrine Injection, USP, 1:1000, 1 … Continue reading

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X-Rock Male Supplement Recalled

X-ROCK INDUSTRIES, an independent distributor of X-Rock products, is recalling some of its X-Rock Male Supplements, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The finished product of X-Rock for Men—sold by XROCK INDUSTRIES and under the brand name X-Rock—was … Continue reading

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16 Sickened by Contaminated Ultrasound Gel FDA Says

At least 16 people have been sickened by contaminated ultrasound gel, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The agency notified health care professionals and facilities to stop their use of Other‐Sonic Generic Ultrasound Transmission Gel.

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Hospira Recalls Morphine Injections, Syringes may be Over-Filled

Hospira, Inc. is recalling morphine injections because the syringes may be over-filled, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration just announced. The recall involves one lot of Morphine Sulfate Injection USP, 4 mg/mL (C-II), 1 mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject, … Continue reading

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Warfarin Recall Issued, Tablets may be Mislabled

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., of Maple Grove, Minnesota is issuing a Drug Recall for one lot—Lot # 284081—of J< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">antoven® Warfarin Sodium, USP, 3mg Tablets. This is an anticoagulant with an expiration date of September 2012, NDC # 0832-1214-00. Upsher-Smith Laboratories … Continue reading

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Shaping Beauty Recalls Weight Loss Pills

Shaping Beauty, Inc. of Southampton, Pennsylvania, has been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">that a weight loss dietary supplement it sold and marketed contains an undeclared drug ingredient. FDA lab analyses of the defective drugs … Continue reading

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