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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Salmonella Prompts Recall of Jones Natural Chews Co. Pig Ears

Thousands of boxes of Jones Natural Chews Company Pig Ears are being recalled over potential contamination with the dangerous, and sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Jones Natural Chews Co. is located … Continue reading

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Big Tobacco Files Suit Over FDA Menthol Cigarette Panel

In the ongoing war with Big Tobacco, a lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by two leading players from industry: Lorillard Inc and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The cigarette makers allege that “conflicts of … Continue reading

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Food Safety Law Encourages Whistleblowers

The recently signed food safety law contains within it a provision that encourages whistleblowers to come forward with information that can help prevent < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">foodborne illness. The Seattle Times wrote that, under the provision, food industry workers employed by Food … Continue reading

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Yellowfin Tuna Recalled for Food Poisoning Risk

Rouses Markets (www.rouses.com) has issued a recall of some of its wild-caught yellow fin tuna steaks because of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled wild-caught yellow fin tuna steaks are … Continue reading

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Mislabeled Drugs Recalled by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals just issued a voluntary nationwide < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug recall of some of its Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets and its Phenobarbital Tablets, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. An individual bottle of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen … Continue reading

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Sodium Thiosulfate Injection Recalled

American Regent just initiated a nationwide voluntary recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Sodium Thiosulfate Injection, USP 10% (100 mg/mL) 10 mL Single Dose Vials Lot# 0056, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.The drug recall, which was put in place … Continue reading

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Listeria Prompts Recall of A Bagged Salads Sold On East Coast

State Garden, Chelsea, Massachusetts is conducting a voluntary recall of all of its salad products produced in its plant on January 4, 2011, over concerns about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food borne illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), just announced. The … Continue reading

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Breast Implants May Cause Rare Cancer, FDA Warns

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Breast implants, both silicone and saline, may be associated with a rare form of cancer called < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that it will be working with breast implant … Continue reading

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