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Transvaginal Mesh Revision Surgery on the Rise

Transvaginal Mesh Revision Surgery on the Rise May 25, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: “I suffered so much pain trying to get this transvaginal mesh removed that my teenage daughter begged me not to have another surgery,” says Patricia. “But after two surgeries, bits of mesh are still in my body and I have no choice.”
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Benicar Site Carries Tons of Info, but Appears to Omit Sprue-Like Enteropathy

Benicar Site Carries Tons of Info, but Appears to Omit Sprue-Like Enteropathy May 24, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Parsippany, NJ: Credit Daiichi Sankyo for telling it like it is - at least as far as any pharmaceutical company is prepared to go. Side effects are listed right on the main landing page at Benicar.com without having to navigate through an endless series of links to locate information. Even the handsome senior in a wet suit shown as an illustration is admitted to being a model, and not necessarily a patient or health care professional. And yet, that hasn’t stopped 1,239 plaintiffs from filing Benicar lawsuits. And those are the manufacturer’s own numbers, released in a Form 10-K Report.
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More IVC Filter Plaintiffs Come Forward

More IVC Filter Plaintiffs Come Forward May 22, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Phoenix, AZ: More plaintiffs alleging they were harmed by the use of inferior vena cava filters continue to come forward, as the multidistrict litigations for two IVC filter makers continue to grow. The plaintiffs allege they suffered serious IVC filter complications because the filters were defectively designed and not properly tested to ensure safety.
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Study Links Actos to Bladder Cancer

Study Links Actos to Bladder Cancer May 20, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA: More plaintiffs are coming forward to file Actos lawsuits alleging they were harmed by Actos side effects. Actos has reportedly been linked to an increased risk of serious side effects. Plaintiffs allege they developed bladder cancer as a result of using Actos to treat their diabetes. Those claims are now seemingly bolstered by a new study in BMJ.
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Testosterone Litigation Rising Amid Claims of Heart Attacks and Strokes

Testosterone Litigation Rising Amid Claims of Heart Attacks and Strokes May 20, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
Manufacturers of testosterone therapy drugs put out ubiquitous print, television and internet advertising, asking men to speak with their doctors about “Low T.”
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Another Zofran Hypospadias Complaint

Another Zofran Hypospadias Complaint May 19, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Bethpage, NY:When Laura’s son was born with hypospadias, she had no idea that the birth defect could be caused by Zofran. “If nothing comes of my Zofran complaint I want to tell my story to help prevent this happening to another child,” says Laura.
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The New Normal in Medical Device Approval Requires Patient Diligence

The New Normal in Medical Device Approval Requires Patient Diligence May 18, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Given today’s medical device environment, including the tendency for manufacturers to rush products to market through the 510(k) Clearance regulatory loophole made available by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s incumbent on the patient to be proactive in managing or at the very least remaining conversant with regard to his or her own cases. The Zimmer Persona Recall is one such example.
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FDA Announces Levaquin Risks Outweigh Benefits

FDA Announces Levaquin Risks Outweigh Benefits May 13, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: The FDA today issued a new warning for Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones, adding that side effects of the antibiotic medication “generally” outweigh its benefits.
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IVC Filter Lawsuits Keep Piling Up Over Allegedly Flawed Device

IVC Filter Lawsuits Keep Piling Up Over Allegedly Flawed Device May 13, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: As the number of IVC filter lawsuits continues to climb, a two-part investigation by NBC Nightly News in September of last year continues to be the preeminent touchstone for the consumer on what the inferior vena cava filter is, its role in preventing blood clots and its risks due to filter migration.
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Thousands of Xarelto Lawsuits Filed Alleging Injury, Death

Thousands of Xarelto Lawsuits Filed Alleging Injury, Death May 12, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA: Thousands of Xarelto lawsuits have been filed against the makers of the blood thinner, alleging patients suffered serious injuries or even death as a result of taking the anticoagulant. Among the alleged Xarelto side effects are an increased risk of uncontrolled bleeding, which can turn into a fatal bleeding event. In addition to Xarelto, the makers of other blood thinners also face allegations of failure to adequately warn about the risks associated with their drugs.
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