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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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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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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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Defective Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Consolidate

Defective Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Consolidate

In the interest of expedience, dozens of Stryker hip implant lawsuits will be consolidated as agreed upon by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The transfer of nearly three dozen pending cases involve alleged defects in a prosthetic … Continue reading

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Two More New Zofran Lawsuits Recently Transferred To Boston MDL

Two New Zofran Lawsuits Recently Transferred To Boston MDL

Two additional Zofran (ondansetron) lawsuits were recently transferred to the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts for pre-trial proceedings. Two women, one from Mississippi and one from Texas, similarly allege that the anti-nausea medication caused serious birth defects in their babies. … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Woman Files Lawsuit over Benicar, Alleges Intestinal Problems

OK Woman Files Suit over Benicar, Alleges Intestinal Issues

A new lawsuit has been filed over Benicar, a medication used to treat patients with high blood pressure. An Oklahoma woman alleges that the drug, manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo, caused sprue-like enteropathy, intestinal problems causing chronic diarrhea. The lawsuit filed … Continue reading

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Pretrial Proceedings Moving Forward in First Four Xarelto Bellwether Cases

Pretrial Moving Forward in First 4 Xarelto Bellwether Cases

In a recent court order, Judge Eldon Fallon, who oversees the Xarelto multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana, outlined the schedule for the first four trials. Judge Fallon has selected four cases to serve as the first bellwether … Continue reading

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Minnesota Court Issues Pretrial Order in Bair Hugger Litigation

MN Court Issues Pretrial Order in Bair Hugger Litigation

The federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving nearly 700 lawsuits over infections allegedly linked to the use of 3M’s Bair Hugger forced air warmer system continues to move forward in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. In a pretrial order, … Continue reading

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Abilify Compulsive Behavior Lawsuits to be Consolidated in MDL

Abilify Compulsive Behavior Suits to be Consolidated in MDL

A federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been established for lawsuits alleging that the antipsychotic drug Abilify caused compulsive behaviors, such as gambling. Plaintiffs allege that drug makers Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb knew about these risks but failed to inform … Continue reading

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In Xarelto MDL, Judge Extends Deadline to File Complaints

In Xarelto MDL, Judge Extends Deadline to File Complaints

Certain groups of plaintiffs in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) have more time to file a lawsuit against manufacturers Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare. According to a recent order issued by Judge Eldon Fallon, who is overseeing the MDL in … Continue reading

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Woman Alleges Bair Hugger-Linked Infection Led to Leg Amputation

Woman Alleges Bair Hugger-Infection Led to Leg Amputation

A woman in Texas has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Bair Hugger, a surgical blanket used to maintain a patient’s body temperature in the operating room, caused an infection that ultimately led to the loss of her leg. The … Continue reading

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Jury Selection Scheduled in the Third DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Case

Jury Selection Scheduled in DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Case

Jury selection has begun in the third DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip device bellwether case in the 8,000-case multidistrict litigation (MDL) brought against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit. The MDL has been organized in Dallas, Texas federal court, … Continue reading

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Mississippi Woman Files Benicar Lawsuit Alleging Drug Caused Colitis

MS Woman Files Benicar Lawsuit Alleging Drug Caused Colitis

A lawsuit filed recently on behalf of a Mississippi woman alleges that the blood-pressure drug Benicar HCT caused her colitis and other gastrointestinal complications. This lawsuit is part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in progress in federal court in New … Continue reading

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