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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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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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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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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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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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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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INFUSE controversy causing continual decline in Medtronic’s market share

As more negativity surrounds the Medtronic INFUSE bone growth product, the company’s market share and stock value continue to decline. According to a report from Trefis.com, a stock analysis service, the recent U.S. Senate findings that Medtronic manipulated purportedly scientific … Continue reading

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Patient Claims Medtronic Infuse, Stryker OP-1 Putty were Used Off-Label without Her Consent

A California hospital is facing scrutiny over the way patients at the facility were treated with two controversial bone growth products, Stryker’s OP-1 Putty and Medtronic Inc.’s Infuse Bone Graft.  According to a report from Mass Device.com, the California Department … Continue reading

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Spinal Fusion Patients Warned of Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Complications

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, is warning spinal fusion patients about complications associated with Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft. The law firm is also currently investigating potential lawsuit claims that involve Medtronic Infuse Bone Growth side effects, including overgrown … Continue reading

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

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 … Continue reading

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in … Continue reading

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Caused 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 … Continue reading

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Still Stinging from Infuse Bone Growth Controversy, Medtronic CEO Promises to Ramp Up Medical Device Monitoring

In response to high-profile safety controversies involving its own Infuse Bone Growth product, as well as medical devices marketed by its rivals, Medtronic Inc. has announced that it will ramp up the way it monitors its products in the hopes … Continue reading

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Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Scandals Include Falsified Study Involving Wounded Soldiers

Medtronic Inc.’s Infuse Bone Graft product has been embroiled in controversy for several years now. This past year alone, several studies have called into question the safety of Infuse, and raised serious concerns about the way Medtronic Infuse side effects … Continue reading

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Medtronic Profits Down After Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Recall

Medtronic Inc., the maker of the <“http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/medtronic_defibrillators”>defective Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead, said its profits have slipped 2% as a result of last month’s Sprint Fidelis recall.  To make matters worse for the company, many are now asking if Medtronic acted … Continue reading

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