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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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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 other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Two Fires may be Related to Samsung Note 7 Recall Over Battery Overheating Issues

Samsung Note 7 Recall Over Battery Overheating Issues

Although Samsung reported that there were no known injuries associated with the exploding battery risk with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, global sales have been ceased, and at least two reports of fire have been made. In two cases, massive … Continue reading

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Samsung Faces Lawsuits and Sales Problems for the Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Samsung Faces Lawsuits & Sales Problems for Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, is grappling with the recall of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, just weeks after the phone hit the market to great acclaim. The lithium-ion batteries in the Galaxy … Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 7 by Samsung Recalled due to Fire Risk

Galaxy Note 7 by Samsung Recalled due to Fire Risk

Samsung, a huge South Korean company, announced it had been alerted to 35 claims of defective phones worldwide. It had so far found 24 devices with battery issues for every million sold. The U.S. mobile networks sell the Galaxy Note … Continue reading

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Carrier IQ tracking software prompts federal investigations

Your smartphone may be tracking everything you do. That half-conspiracy theory is proving to be more reality with the revelation that as many as 150 million smart devices used on a daily basis in the U.S. contain Carrier IQ software. … Continue reading

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