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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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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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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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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New Legislation Introduced in Light of Morcellator Risks

New Legislation Introduced in Light of Morcellator Risks

Safety concerns surrounding power morcellators have prompted lawmakers to team up with patient advocates and introduce new legislation. The Medical Device Guardians Act of 2016, which was introduced by U.S. Reps. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. and Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., would require … Continue reading

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FDA, Medtronic issue advisory on SynchroMed drug infusion pump failures

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that some Medtronic SynchroMed drug infusion pumps may malfunction and this could result in serious injuries or death. According to a Minnesota Public Radio report, the announcement from the agency is being … Continue reading

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Lawsuit filed against Medtronic for those injured by Entrust pacemaker, Sprint Fidelis leads

Three people who’ve been seriously injured as a result of defective cardiac defibrillators and their component parts manufactured by medical device maker Medtronic Inc. have sued the company for hiding data on the risks they posed to patients, and their … Continue reading

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Mirena® putting women at risk of suffering serious side effects

Women who opt for Mirena® as a contraceptive method are putting themselves at risk of very serious and sometimes life-threatening side effects. Mirena® is an intrauterine contraceptive that’s implanted in women and is designed to stay in the uterus for … Continue reading

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Metal hip surfacing recipients face high risk of early failures

A new study urges women and some men to avoid opting for an alternative to a hip replacement procedure, known as metal-on-metal hip resurfacing. According to a New York Times report on research gleaned from the National Joint Registry of … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

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FDA Working on Barcode System to Track Medical Device Failures

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a barcode system that would allow the agency to track the failures of potentially defective medical devices with better efficiency. Using billing and medical records and tagged devices, the FDA believes it … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuit Filed by Connecticut Woman

The first Connecticut lawsuit against the maker of the recalled, defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implant has been filed. Patricia Sorrentino-Galello underwent a second hip replacement just three years after her original surgery at Milford Hospital, the CT Post reports. … Continue reading

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Recalled DePuy Hip Implant May Be Failing at Much Higher Rate than First Thought

How likely are premature failures of th< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">e DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System? When DePuy Orthopedics issued recalls for the ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System last August, the company said data … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson’s Animas Unit Recalls Insulin Pump Cartridges

Following a year of unprecedented recalls, another unit of embattled drug giant, Johnson & Johnson, is issuing a medical device recall, this time, for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">2.0 mL Animas Insulin Pump Cartridges. Some 2.0 mL insulin cartridges shipped between November 30, … Continue reading

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