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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Chipotle Faced with More Food Safety Problems

Chipotle Faced with More Food Safety Problems

Chipotle is facing even more food safety issues in addition to outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus. CNBC reports that health officials have closed a Chipotle location in Seattle due to repeated food safety violations in the past year. Health … Continue reading

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Organic Food Recalls Raise Safety Questions

Whether organic or not, food safety and the defects in the food safety system do not discriminate. Yahoo reports that just because a food is organic, consumers should not be fooled into believing that those foods are immune to pathogenic … Continue reading

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Salmonella Prompts Vitalabs to Recall Whey Protein Isolate

Vitalabs, Inc. of Jonesboro, Georgia is initiating a large recall of its Whey-26 Protein Powder over concerns that the defective product is contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. … Continue reading

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Bologna Recalled in New York for Staph Contamination

About 2,997 pounds of bologna products are being recalled by Zweigle’s Inc., of Rochester, New York, in a Class I recall over concerns of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service … Continue reading

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Another Tea Recall Issued for Salmonella

In response to a recent tea recall of thousands of pounds of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea produced by Aromatics Inc., of Basin City, Washington, RemedyTeas just issued a recall of 20 pounds of tea, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Ground Beef Recalled for Potential E. coli Contamination

About 14,158 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled by Creekstone Farms Premium Beef of Arkansas City, Kansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. The beef might be contaminated with the … Continue reading

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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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Salmonella Risk Prompts Herbal Tea Recall

Teavana Corporation just issued a product recall of 2,659 lbs of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea produced by Aromatics Inc., of Basin City, Washington, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The recalled product has the potential to be contaminated … Continue reading

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E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Hazelnuts in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

After nut products were linked to seven cases of foodborne illness in Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, DeFranco and Sons of Los Angeles, California, issued a recall of bulk and consumer-packaged in-shell, hazelnut and mixed nut products containing hazelnuts over concerns … Continue reading

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Skippy® Peanut Butter Recall Issued Over Salmonella Scare

Unilever United States, Inc. just initiated a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. No other Skippy® products are … Continue reading

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