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Birth Defects Caused by Pregnancy Drug Zofran

Zofran, is a prescription medication that can be prescribed for nausea and vomiting; pregnant women experiencing severe symptoms are often prescribed the medication during the first trimester. Zofran is known effectiveness in treating nausea and vomiting, however in recent studies consuming the drug has shown serious side effects to both mother and infant. Zofran works by blocking chemicals in the body responsible …

Derek RobinsonBirth Defects Caused by Pregnancy Drug Zofran
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Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

On March 24, it was announced that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary had reached a settlement in a bellwether trial over their transvaginal mesh devices. That settlement came shortly after a California jury delivered a $5.7 million verdict against J&J’s Ethicon over their Gynecare TVT Abbrevo vaginal mesh device. The settlement came during a bellwether trial that was part of …

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Xarelto Drug Causes Irreversible Internal Bleeding

FDA has issued a warning of increased Thrombotic Event (Bleeding and Hemorrhage)! Xarelto is prescribed to prevent strokes in people with arterial fibrillation; as a treatment for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism;  it was first to prevent deep thrombosis in patients undergoing  hip or knee replacement surgery. Xarelto Blood Thinner is under investigation by the FDA. The FDA has received 68– adverse …

Derek RobinsonXarelto Drug Causes Irreversible Internal Bleeding
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Medtronic Recalls 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm Pumps

A risk of over-delivery of insulin causes the Medtronic Corporation to issue a Class II recall for about 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps.  This recall was issued on September 8, 2014, after Medtronic received numerous reports from customers who accidentally programmed the device to deliver the maximum amount of insulin. Delivering the maximum bolus amount could cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) …

Derek RobinsonMedtronic Recalls 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm Pumps
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Low-T and Testosterone Therapy Putting Men at Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association links Low-T treatments to increases in Testosterone Heart Attacks and Testosterone Strokes. (Link # 1) With a superabundance of advertising to both patients and doctors over the past decade, Low-T treatment has increased more than five-fold to a $1.6 billion market.  Much of that increase has come from off-label prescription …

Derek RobinsonLow-T and Testosterone Therapy Putting Men at Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
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Biomet Agrees to $200,000 Settlements in M2a Magnum & M2a-38 Hip Cases

  On February 3, 2014, the Hon. Robert L. Miller, Jr., United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana vacated the scheduling order and conference set for February 28, 2014 “[i]n light of the parties’ tender of the settlement agreement.”  The Settlement Agreement provides that the “settlement and the terms and conditions of this …

Derek RobinsonBiomet Agrees to $200,000 Settlements in M2a Magnum & M2a-38 Hip Cases
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DePuy Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implants

Several hip implants manufacturers are involved in lawsuits because of complications suffered by people who received faulty devices. Thousands of people filed lawsuits after they turned to hip implants for the promise of reduced pain and greater mobility — only to suffer complications that are far more debilitating than the conditions that led to hip replacement in the first place. …

Derek RobinsonDePuy Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implants
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Medtronic Infusion Pump Recalled

Baxter International is recalling its Colleague infusion pumps from the American market under an agreement with federal regulators that sought to fix problems like battery failures and software errors, according to a report in The New York Times. The article goes on to state that the Food and Drug Administration said on April 23 that infusion pumps used to administer drugs and …

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Medtronic Minimed Infusion Pump Recall

Medtronic issued a Class I recall of their MiniMed Quick-set® Paradigm Infusion Insulin pump on June 29, 2009. Thousands of diabetic patients use this device to monitor their blood glucose levels and assist them in the control of their glucose levels by delivering doses of insulin on a pre-determined schedule. RECALL: “Lot 8” Paradigm Quick-Set MiniMed insulin pumps, Reference numbers: MMT-396, MMT-397, …

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