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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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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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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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