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Yesterday, we reported that FDA had announced its intentions of reclassifying sunlamp products and requiring labeling changes to include warnings discouraging young people from using them....more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a draft guidance document that could potentially require medical device manufacturers to report a wide variety of device improvements, ranging from routine updates...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Stryker Hip
Recall Help (http://www.strykerhiprecallhelp.com/). Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and...more
Michigan is going through a significant boom in its alcoholic beverage manufacturing. In a video produced by Crain's Detroit Business and Miller Canfield, lawyer Joe Infante discusses what this means for Michigan and...more
BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices have been linked to complications including metal poisoning, hip implant loosening, fretting and corrosion, dislocation and fractures at the site of the implant....more
Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement systems in July 2012 after stating that the metal-on-metal hip devices posed an increased risk for severe...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, GranuFlo Recall Help (http://www.granuflorecallhelp.com/). The site will serve as a source for news and legal information for patients and their...more
Use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Zoloft during the first trimester of pregnancy can increase a child’s risk of being born with serious heart defects or other birth defects. ...more
On December 19, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting, broadcast live on the Internet, to discuss the respective roles of the federal and state governments in regulating pharmacy compounding....more
DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, face thousands of lawsuits from patients who were injured as a result of problems with DePuy’s ASR hip replacements. ...more
The Australian Federal Court has fined a children’s sleepwear brand $1 million in relation to its supply of unsafe children’s nightdresses and pajamas.
According to Product Safety Australia, Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd supplied...more
The United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada issued a joint recall of expanding toys in the US and Canada.
The toys, which go by the names Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs...more
The FDA has warned that patients taking Actos are more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer than users of other diabetes medications. ...more
A recent study published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” found that Bisphenol A (BPA) can adversely affect fetal development in rhesus monkeys. The study’s findings raise concerns regarding BPA...more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that transvaginal mesh surgery complications such as vaginal scarring and mesh erosion can lead to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and...more
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have been linked to serious side effects such as heart attack, stroke, and death when used during hemodialysis treatment....more
Multiple studies have warned that women who use birth control pills containing drospirenone face an increased risk of blood clots....more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the use of Zoloft or other SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy can increase a newborn’s risk of a circulatory condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of...more
Originally published in Medical Devices Law & Industry Report on 10/03/2012.
FDA’s New Plan -
The Food and Drug Administration (‘‘FDA’’) recently proposed a new system to track medical device malfunctions, increase...more
The manufacturer of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal owes hundreds of millions of dollars to various states for improperly marketing the drug and encouraging doctors to prescribe it for ailments it was not approved for. The...more
Patients who are prescribed opioid painkillers by their doctor - including drugs such as the fentanyl pain patch, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, methadone, and morphine - may be at risk of an overdose or other serious...more
Mesothelioma symptoms can take years to manifest after asbestos exposure occurs. This makes diagnosis and effective treatment of mesothelioma very difficult. ...more
The type II diabetes drug Actos has been linked to an increased risk of serious and potentially fatal side effects, including bladder cancer and heart failure. ...more
Jack Bonner, President of A2W – Advocacy to Win, discusses the recent deluge of food labeling lawsuits and outlines what companies in the crosshairs can do to protect their brands, reputations, and bottom lines. With...more
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