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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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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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Neptune Waste Management System Recalled by Stryker Following Patient Death

Two serious injuries, including a death, have prompted a recall of the Stryker Neptune Waste Management System, a medical device that has never gained regulatory approval. According to a Bloomberg report this week, medical device giant Stryker Corp. has been … Continue reading

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Covidien Recalls Shiley Adult Tracheostomy Tubes

Covidien just announced a recall of its Shiley Adult Tracheostomy Tubes, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration said.  The Shiley Adult Tracheostomy Tube recall has been deemed Class I by the FDA, which means there is a reasonable probability that … Continue reading

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Class I Recall Issued for Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 Syringe Infusion Pump

A Class I recall was just issued for Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 Syringe Infusion Pump, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Class I recalls are the agency’s most serious recall designation and involve situations in which there … Continue reading

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B.Braun Recalls Infusomat Space Infusion System

B. Braun just issued a recall of its Infusomat Space Infusion System over the potential for breakage of an anti free flow flip catch, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recall was designated a Class I … Continue reading

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CareFusion EnVe Ventilator Recall Deemed Class I

The CareFusion EnVe Ventilator recall has been deemed a Class I, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. A Class I is the agency’s most serious designation and is defined as having a reasonable probability of serious adverse … Continue reading

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Waterpik to Replace SinuSense™ Water Pulsator Device Over Consumer Complaints

Waterpik, Inc., is replacing its SinuSense™ Water Pulsator device over consumer complaints, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Specific SinuSense™ Water Pulsator nasal irrigation devices Waterpik manufactured between May 2010 and July 2011 are involved in the … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuit Filed by Connecticut Woman

The first Connecticut lawsuit against the maker of the recalled, defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implant has been filed. Patricia Sorrentino-Galello underwent a second hip replacement just three years after her original surgery at Milford Hospital, the CT Post reports. … Continue reading

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Triad Group Shuts Down Line That Made Tainted Wipes

After several recalls, one nationwide; Bacillus cereus contamination; and links to a number of illnesses and one death, the Triad Group of Harland, Wisconsin is shutting down the line that manufactured < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">tainted alcohol prep products, pads, wipes, and swabs. … Continue reading

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Recalled DePuy Hip Implant May Be Failing at Much Higher Rate than First Thought

How likely are premature failures of th< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">e DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System? When DePuy Orthopedics issued recalls for the ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System last August, the company said data … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson’s Animas Unit Recalls Insulin Pump Cartridges

Following a year of unprecedented recalls, another unit of embattled drug giant, Johnson & Johnson, is issuing a medical device recall, this time, for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">2.0 mL Animas Insulin Pump Cartridges. Some 2.0 mL insulin cartridges shipped between November 30, … Continue reading

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