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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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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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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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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research


The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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CPSC Begins Process to Ban Magnet Toy Sets

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has begun the process to set new federal standards for small, high-powered magnet toy sets.  The Commission’s 4 to 0 vote to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking comes as CPSC staff estimates … Continue reading

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High-Powered Magnet Toys a Hazard for Kids, Health Canada Warns

Health Canada is now warning Canadians of the danger associated with high-powered magnet toys likely Buckyballs and Zen Magnet Rare Earth Magnet Balls toy sets.  Last month, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) filed lawsuits seeking to have those … Continue reading

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High-Powered Magnet Toys Would be Banned Under Proposed CPSC Rule

The sales of high-powered magnets could soon be banned by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), according to a notice of proposed rulemaking recently drafted by Commission members.  According to a report from Law360.com, the CPSC proposal would ban … Continue reading

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CPSC Bans Buckyballs High-Powered Magnet Toys Citing Injured Children

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is taking action to ban the sale of Buckyballs high-powered magnet toys, stating the popular products pose a serious risk to children.  Yesterday, the agency announced it had filed a lawsuit against the … Continue reading

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Magnets in Toys Extremely Dangerous if Swallowed

Magnets in children’s toys are, more and more, proving to be extremely dangerous if swallowed. Although no studies exist about how many children have ingested dangerous, high-powered magnets, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) data indicates that it has received … Continue reading

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