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2012-04-10 23:01:11

On March 29th, 2012 the US FDA announced that it will review metal-on-metal hip implants at a two-day expert advisory panel meeting on June 27-28, 2012. On February 22nd, 2012 Dale Parcell filed a lawsuit against Wright Medical (case no. 2:2012cv00368) after needing emergency surgery following a sudden catastrophic fracture of the titanium modular neck of the Wright ProFemur Total Hip System. The Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System is a line of hip replacement implants designed and...

2012-04-08 23:01:01

Hospitals, physicians, pharmacists and ambulance operators in Illinois are working hard on a daily basis to protect their patients from unprecedented shortages of important medications, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) learned while visiting Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL, on Wednesday. Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) April 08, 2012 Hospitals, physicians, pharmacists and ambulance operators in Illinois are working hard on a daily basis to protect their patients from...

2012-04-07 23:02:29

On March 14th, 2012 Baxter announced the voluntary recall of specific Lot of Gammagard Liquid [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] 10%, 20g size as a precautionary measure due to a labeling error noted on the product vial label and unit carton. Gammagard, manufactured by Baxter, is an intravenous solution that is made from human plasma. It is a sterile solution, which helps the body to maintain immunity and fight disease. In February 1994, Baxter announced it was removing Gammagard from the...

2012-04-02 14:21:55

SHIRLEY, N.Y., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Regent is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall to the Retail/Hospital level of the following product: Cyanocobalamin Injection, USP, 1000 mcg/mL, 1 mL Vial NDC # 0517-0031-25 Lot # 1662, Exp Date: November, 2013Lot # 1679, Exp Date: November, 2013Lot # 1683, Exp Date: November, 2013 PLEASE NOTE: This recall, initiated on April 2, 2012 to the Retail/Hospital Level, is for these lot numbers only. No other lots or sizes of...

2012-04-01 23:00:11

Blau, Brown & Leonard, LLC is a national law firm based in New York City that has a hotline (800) 9100-LAW set up to speak with individuals allegedly injured by Pradaxa, also known as dabigatran etexilate mesylate. If you or a loved one took Pradaxa and had internal bleeding you can speak with an attorney 24/7 by calling (800) 910-0529. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 In December of 2011, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement,...

2012-03-27 12:59:07

The under-reporting of the possible side effects of heart damage from cancer drugs puts patients at an increased risk for heart failure, according to two researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In a commentary that will be published online March 26 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Stanford researchers say urgent reforms are needed to standardize measurements of the potential toxicity of cancer drugs during clinical trials in order to prevent the publication of...

2012-03-26 18:39:37

The widely used diabetes medicine metformin can have protective effects on the heart, reveals a new study conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy have shown in a preliminary study in rats that one of the most common diabetes drugs, metformin, also has a protective effect on the heart. The study, carried out in collaboration with a research group from Naples and published in the...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

According to court documents, on February 27th, 2012 the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Kamie S. Kendall, the plaintiff in a $10.5 million lawsuit over Accutane, did not miss the state's two-year statute of limitations when she filed the suit in 2005 (A-73-2010 — 066802). Accutane (isotretinoin), a popular acne medication introduced in 1982, is manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. Kendall, who accuses Accutane for her ulcerative colitis, started taking Accutane for her acne in...

2012-03-14 20:27:07

A week ago, you started a new prescription medication for acne. Today, you feel dizzy and short of breath and have difficulty concentrating. Your symptoms are not listed in the package insert as possible side effects of the drug, but why else would you be feeling so odd? Unfortunately, there's no easy answer. Clinical trials are designed to show that a drug is safe and effective. But even the largest trials can't identify irksome or even dangerous side effects experienced by only a tiny...