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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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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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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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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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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 Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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E. coli Scare Tied to Canadian Beef Spreads to U.S.

U.S. consumers are again being warned that beef imported from Canada could be contaminated with E. coli.   According to its latest update, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Canada’s XL Foods its expanding its … Continue reading

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Nearly 2,100 Cases of Romaine Lettuce Recalled for Possible E. coli

Nearly 2,100 cases of Romaine Lettuce are being recalled for potential Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. Coli O157:H7) contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Tanimura & Antle Inc. recalled a single lot of its Romaine lettuce over … Continue reading

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Ground Beef Sold in California, Utah Recalled for E. coli

Ground beef sold in California and Utah has been recalled over potential E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. Dale T. Smith and Sons Meat Packing, of Draper, Utah is … Continue reading

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USDA Set to Expand E. Coli Testing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding its E. coli testing in the hopes that the some of the serious illnesses and deaths caused by the dangerous pathogen can be minimized. Effective Monday, said Bloomberg Businessweek, the meat industry … Continue reading

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Cacao Nibs Recalled For Possible E. Coli Risk

Cacao Nibs have been recalled for possible E. coli risks, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced. FunFresh Foods, Inc. of San Clemente, California, is recalling a single lot of its 6-ounce packages of FunFresh Foods™ World Berries™ … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Rules To Track Tainted Ground Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just announced new rules to track tainted meat, specifically to keep the potentially deadly E. coli pathogen out of hamburger and ground beef. The updated USDA rules will enable inspectors to start looking for … Continue reading

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Small Study Finds E. coli Contamination on Nearly Half of Chicken Sold at Grocery Stores

A new study from a pro-vegetarian non-profit advocacy group indicates that nearly half the packages of ready-to-cook chicken products available at retail grocers are contaminated with E. coli bacteria. According to a New York Times report on a “small study” … Continue reading

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