Archive for June, 2013

Mesh manufacturer offers millions to settle transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Transvaginal mesh manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals has offered $54.5 million to settle some of the thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits it faces. The unit of Endo offering the settlements, American Medical Systems Inc., estimated its liability to be at least $160 million at the end of March.

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U.S. Department of Justice sues to keep New Jersey drug compounding business closed

The U.S. Department of Justice  has filed a lawsuit to keep a Tinton Falls-based drug compounding business closed three months after mold was discovered in five intravenous bags it had prepared for a hospital. The complaint against Med Prep Consulting and its owner, Gerald Tighe, cited numerous health violations, drug misbranding and years of repeated failures to comply with warnings as evidence of wrongdoing. The lawsuit, on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration, was filed Friday in federal court in Trenton.

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More than 70,000 Mirena complaints since 2000

Of the 2 million women using the Mirena IUD, more than 70,000 have filed Mirena complaints to the Food and Drug Administration since 2000. Nearly 5,000 cases of serious Mirena side effects were reported since 2008, including “device dislocation,” which could involve the Mirena IUD migrating outside of the uterus.

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Ceramic manufacturer that deals to Stryker bought out

CeramTec, the exclusive ceramics supplier to Stryker Corporation, was bought out by a U.S. holding’s firm for $2 billion. Companies like Stryker may soon invest in ceramic hip replacements after metal-on-metal hip replacements such as the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II have been proven to carry potentially harmful risks.

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Plaintiffs in BioMet lawsuit accuse company of leaving out important documents

A law firm involved in a BioMet M2A Magnum hip replacement lawsuit has alleged that the hip implant manufacturer has not turned over all the documents relevant to the case. The firm says that the company has roughly 19.5 million documents related to the M2A Magnum hip implant, but only turned over 2.5 million documents.

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Illinois man files $100 M Stryker hip replacement lawsuit

An Illinois man has filed a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages. The man says he suffers from permanent injuries after his Stryker ABG II metal-on-metal hip replacement system failed.

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Medtronic Infuse studies reveal the product carries risks, but no added benefits

Two independent studies have revealed that Medtronic’s Infuse carries side effects such as an increased risk of cancer, without providing benefits not already provided by alternatives. The device is used by more than 1 million people to help spur bone growth after spinal surgery.

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