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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

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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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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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes for Possible Bacterial Contaminati

Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management division just announced a U.S. voluntary nationwide recall of selected lots of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes (product number 59421200) that were manufactured by The Triad Group. This recall follows a prior nationwide … Continue reading

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CT Scan Radiation Overdoses Reported at Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia

Another large hospital is at the center of a scandal involving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">radiation overdoses from CT scans. According to The New York Times, the CT scan radiation overdoses occurred at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia for more than … Continue reading

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Cook Inc. Recalls Central Venous Catheter Trays for Leak Issue

Single, Double, Triple, and Five-Lumen Central Venous Catheter Trays and Single and Double Lumen PICC Peripheral Inserted Central Venous Catheter Trays are being recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Cook, Inc., located at 750 Daniels Way … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuit Filed by Seven Forced to Undergo Revision Surgery

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Replacement-Implant-Recall">DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit was recently filed by seven Rochester, New York residents who say they were forced to undergo revision surgery after their ASR hip failed prematurely. The DePuy ASR hip implant was recalled in August, … Continue reading

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Davol XenMatrix Surgical Graft Named in Class I Recall

Davol Inc.’s recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">XenMatrix Surgical Graft, which we reported in January, has been deemed a Class I recall by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), it’s most serious recall classification. XenMatrix, made from pig tissue, is … Continue reading

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Heart Device Studies Fail to Include Enough Women

A new study has found that the vast majority of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/truck_accidents">heart devices, including heart valves, pacemakers, defibrillators and stents, approved for use in the U.S. were not adequately tested in women. This is a problem because differences between men … Continue reading

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Questionable Breast Implant Lymphoma Info Removed from Groups’ Websites

Two plastic surgery groups have removed information that downplayed the risks of a rare type of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">lymphoma linked to breast implants, following a discussion with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The group Public Citizen had complained to … Continue reading

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More Deaths Associated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued another warning about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) systems. This warning is an update to two earlier device safety notices, said MedPageToday. The FDA is not changing its labeling on … Continue reading

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DePuy Hip Implant Class Action Filed in Australia

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR Hip Replacement lawsuit, this time, a class action, has been initiated in Australia, reports The Herald Sun. Eight parties have been registered in the action; the case will be heard in the Federal Court in Sydney, … Continue reading

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Full-Body X-Rays of Infants at Brooklyn Hospital Prompts Investigation

A Brooklyn, New York hospital is under scrutiny for performing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">full-body X-rays of infants up until 2007. According to The New York Times, such X-rays, known as “babygrams” occurred at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical … Continue reading

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