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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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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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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Salmonella Prompts Recall of Boots & Barkley Pet Treats

The potential for Salmonella contamination has prompted a recall of Boots & Barkley Pet Treats, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Specifically, Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, Colorado issued a recall of its Boots & Barkley 6-Count … Continue reading

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Salmonella Peanut Butter Recall Now Includes 76 Brands

The ongoing Salmonella peanut butter recall now includes 76 product brands with Sunland Inc. of New Mexico expanding its recall to include both peanut and almond butter. The Salmonella strain involved is fairly rare—Salmonella Bredeney. The recall was prompted after … Continue reading

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Cut Fruit Express Recalls Cantaloupe Products for Possible Salmonella

Cut Fruit Express, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota has recalled packaged fruit products containing cantaloupe over possible Salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said. The fruit was distributed through September 5th, 2012. A complete listing of … Continue reading

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Salmonella Linked to Mexican Mangoes Prompts Import Alert

Salmonella, the dangerous, sometimes deadly food borne pathogen, has been linked to Mexican mangoes and has prompted an import alert. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is detaining imports of the tropical fruit from a Mexican packing house after … Continue reading

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Avoderm Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

AvoDerm dog food is being recalled for potential contamination with the dangerous Salmonella pathogen, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recall involves Breeder’s Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula. The AvoDerm … Continue reading

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Bikes Sold At Meijer Stores Recalled For Fall Hazard

Bikes that were sold at Meijer stores have been recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. About 68,000 Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor, and Schwinn bicycles—in various models—have been recalled by the … Continue reading

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Probiotic Formulas Recalled For Salmonella Risk

Probiotic formulas have been recalled over potential Salmonella risk, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Eco Health, Inc. of Chatsworth, California is recalling its florAlign Prebiotic Formula Powder in 90 gram (60 units), 180 gram (40 units), … Continue reading

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Salmonella Back At Iowa Egg Farm

Salmonella is back at an Iowa egg farm that promised to clean up its act in 2010 following a massive outbreak of the sometimes-deadly food borne pathogen. Following a recent government safety inspection, Salmonella Heidelberg was discovered in two of … Continue reading

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103 U.S. Salmonella Cases Linked to Tainted Mangoes

Earlier this week, we wrote that Mexican mangoes were being recalled over concerns that the fruit is contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes fatal, Salmonella pathogen. Now, United States Salmonella cases are being linked to the tainted mangoes, which were first … Continue reading

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Mexican Mangoes Recalled for Salmonella

Mexican mangoes are being recalled over concerns the fruit is contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes fatal, Salmonella pathogen. The Daniella brand mangoes were distributed by Splendid Products located in Burlingame, California, wrote USA Today, citing the firm’s general manager, Larry … Continue reading

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