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Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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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 Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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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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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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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Class III Voluntary Recall Issued for High Blood Pressure Medication

Class III Recall Issued for High Blood Pressure Medication

As a result of a recent Enforcement Report of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sun Pharma and Lupin  are recalling over 41.5 thousand drug bottles in the United States. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. is recalling 12,109 bottles of … Continue reading

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Novartis recalls Agrippal flu vaccine in the U.K. after particles found in vials

Health officials in the U.K. are dealing with a recall on more than 160,000 vials of a flu vaccine just as the season in which they’re most likely to be dispensed hits. According to a report from The Telegraph (U.K.), … Continue reading

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Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets Recalled for Oversized Tablets

Qualitest Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tables are being recalled for oversized tablets, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Qualitest is a subsidiary of Endo Health Solutions. The nationwide recall involves one lot of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen … Continue reading

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Nimodipine Capsules Recalled for Crystallization

Nimodipine capsules have been recalled for crystallization issues, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. is recalling one lot of Nimodipine Capsules, 30 mg, marketed by Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Sun Inc. initiated the … Continue reading

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Bedford Laboratories Recalls Leucovorin Calcium Injection for Contamination

Bedford Laboratories just issued a nationwide recall for its Leucovorin Calcium injection due to contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The following Leucovorin Calcium Injection,
500mg, lots are involved:

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Hospira Recalls Hydromorphone Injections that may Contain more than Intended Volume

Hospira, Inc. just announced that it s recalling, at the user level, one lot of its Hydromorphone Injection over reported complaints that one of its Carpuject’s contains more than 1 mL label fill volume, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Facilities at Center of Tylenol, Other Drug Recalls Face Greater FDA Scrutiny

A Johnson & Johnson drug plant in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania that made millions of bottles of recalled medicine, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin, will not be allowed to reopen until the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is assured … Continue reading

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FDA Acts against Unapproved Cold, Cough and Allergy Drugs, Orders Hundreds Removed from Market

More than 500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">unapproved prescription cough, cold and allergy medicines – including familiar names like include Lodrane, Cardec, Organidin and Pediahist – have been ordered off the market by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). None of the … Continue reading

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Simponi Pens Recalled by Johnson & Johnson for Manufacturing Defect

Johnson & Johnson is recalling < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Simponi injection pens in the U.S. and Germany. According to the company, a potential defect could result in an insufficient dose of the rheumatoid arthritis drug, and patients are being advised to use pre-filled … Continue reading

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Avandia Ban Announced in New Zealand

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia is being pulled from the market in yet another country, this time in New Zealand. Sales of the controversial diabetes drug, which has been linked to side effects such as heart attacks and strokes, has been severely restricted … Continue reading

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