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Former Propecia Users May Have Underlying Neurobiological Abnormalities

Former Propecia Users May Have Underlying Neurobiological Abnormalities February 13, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC: A recent study of men experiencing persistent sexual dysfunction after discontinuing finasteride, the active ingredient in the hair loss treatment medication Propecia, suggests there may be "underlying neurobiological abnormalities" affecting former finasteride users who experience sexual problems.
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US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, St. Jude Medical Inc.

US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, St. Jude Medical Inc. February 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The manufacturer of an implantable cardiac device recently caught in the crosshairs of a cybersecurity concern issued from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), continues to deal with reports of premature failure of ICD batteries. St. Jude Medical Inc. warned in early October that while the situation, in its estimation is rare, the early failure of batteries in their implanted defibrillators have caused two deaths.
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Appeals: I’ve had a Few, but then Too Few to Mention?

Appeals: I’ve had a Few, but then Too Few to Mention? February 10, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: It’s little wonder that Hip Replacement Implant Failure litigation, as is apparent with a majority of cases, takes so long to resolve given the right and freedom for both plaintiff and defendant to appeal a ruling either party feels is unjust. To this end, recent bellwether lawsuits involving settlements against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson continue to languish as unresolved, and remain tied up in various appeals.
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Canadian Study Finds 12 Percent of ADHD Youth Prescribed Antipsychotic Drugs Such as Risperdal

Canadian Study Finds 12 Percent of ADHD Youth Prescribed Antipsychotic Drugs Such as Risperdal February 10, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Toronto, ON: A recent Canadian study found that nearly 12 percent of Ontario youth diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are prescribed antipsychotic drugs such as Risperdal (Risperidone), Zyprexa and Seroquel despite having no other mental health diagnoses.
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Surgery Patients Demand Monitoring for Potentially Deadly Infection in Class Action

Surgery Patients Demand Monitoring for Potentially Deadly Infection in Class Action February 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA The letters sent to recovering cardiac surgery patients was alarming to say the least. A medical device used during their recent heart operation, known as the Stockert 3T, might have infected them with a deadly bacteria that can lay dormant for months or years and then suddenly start to make them very sick.
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Damning Report on FDA Approval of Power Morcellators Released

Damning Report on FDA Approval of Power Morcellators Released February 9, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: According to findings from a just-released investigative report, during the past 20 years the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 25 surgical devices such as power morcellators, that have the potential to spread undiagnosed cervical cancer in women.
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New Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Filed By Multiple Plaintiffs

New Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Filed By Multiple Plaintiffs February 9, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Kansas City, MO: Fourteen people from 12 states have filed a talcum powder cancer lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies and three other companies on behalf of themselves or their deceased relatives alleging that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer.
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Federal Bair Hugger Lawsuits Climbing, Now Number 1105 in MDL

Federal Bair Hugger Lawsuits Climbing, Now Number 1105 in MDL February 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Minneapolis, MN: It’s little wonder the Bair Hugger lawsuit ledger continues to grow and swell, given the number of patients for whom the forced-air warming system has been utilized over the past 25 years: some 200 million procedures have used the system, originally designed and deployed to keep the patient warm and prevent hypothermia, amongst other advantages. However, Bair Hugger deep joint infection has become a serious issue for an increasing number of patients, many of whom have filed a warming blanket lawsuit.
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Latest Defective Catheter Takes Its Place in Long Line of FDA Recalls

Latest Defective Catheter Takes Its Place in Long Line of FDA Recalls February 8, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: When it comes to defective catheters causing injury, Bard Peripheral Vascular's recall of its Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath is the latest in a long line of catheter recalls that include the Boston Scientific Corp. Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter and Cook Medical's Shuttle Select Slip-Catheter and Beacon catheters.
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Invokana Still Invoking Concerns

Invokana Still Invoking Concerns February 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: It was about a year ago that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) raised the alarm over kidney problems associated with diabetes medication Invokana and other drugs in the SGLT2 class. This followed a warning the previous year from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, which reported in 2015 its identification of some 457 serious adverse events involving kidney failure or impairment. Dehydration and fluid imbalances, kidney stones, urinary tract infections and abnormal weight loss were also identified. That led to various headlines suggesting Invokana Linked with Cardiovascular Injuries and Kidney Failure.
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