Archive for February, 2014

UK hospitals ordered to warn patients of transvaginal mesh complications

After receiving letters from the Daily Mail and countless patients in the UK, the National Health Service has ordered hospitals to warn patients of risks associated with transvaginal mesh. They must also institute measures to make the mesh operations safer.

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Johnson & Johnson, Yale researchers reach agreement to share clinical data

Medical giant Johnson & Johnson has reached an agreement with Yale University researchers to openly share future research results from the company’s products. Johnson & Johnson manufactures dozens of drugs, hip replacements and transvaginal mesh patches, including the Ethicon and GyneCare ProLift transvaginal mesh patch.

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Biomet reaches $56 million settlement over M2a Magnum hip replacements

Medical device manufacturer Biomet Inc will pay at least $56 million to settle a multidistrict lawsuit relating to defective hip replacements. The litigation involves the Biomet M2a Magnum and M2a 28 metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. The combined Biomet lawsuits were jointly heard at the federal court of Indiana, where Biomet is headquartered.

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Women come forward with Yaz and Yasmin experiences

More women are coming forward with experiences related to Yaz and Yasmin birth control side effects. Thousands have filed complaints with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), documenting side effects such as blood clots, heart attacks and stroke.

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Women could face withdrawal symptoms from Zoloft

Women who want to stop taking Zoloft could experience severe withdrawal symptoms, with no real solution on the rise, according to experts. Withdrawal symptoms of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) such as Zoloft can be both physical and psychological, sometimes requiring hospitalization.

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