Archive for March, 2014

Influx of GranuFlo lawsuits expected as statute nears

An influx of GranuFlo lawsuits are expected as the statute of limitations to claim injuries from GranuFlo and NaturaLyte nears. For some GranuFlo lawsuits, patients must file by March 2014, two years after Fresenius Medical Care issued its GranuFlo recall. However, some patients may be eligible to file as late as March 2018, depending on the state.

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Breast Pump Adapters Recalled

Playtex Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling electric breast pump AC/DC power adapters over concerns of potential electric shock, although there have been no known injuries, the FDA announced Thursday.

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African health minister introduces new contraceptive alternative to IUDs

African health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has introduced a new contraceptive implant called Implanon to combat pregnancy and give patients an alternative to pills or intrauterine devices (IUDs). Implanon is inserted into the upper arm and lasts for three years, whereas IUDs such as the Mirena IUD are inserted into the uterus through the vagina.

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Stryker buys company for $172 million despite facing lawsuits

Stryker Corporation is paying $172 million to buy surgical room equipment manufacturer Berchtold Holding AG, despite facing lawsuits for its hip replacement devices. Berchtold makes surgical equipment such as tables, booms and lighting.

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Wright Medical Group given neutral rating as hip implant lawsuits loom

Stock analysts Zacks gave the Wright Medical Group a neutral rating as hip replacement lawsuits loom against the Wright Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System. The Wright Conserve hip implant is another in a line of metal-on-metal hip replacements that has been found to cause severe side effects.

Read more about Wright Conserve hip complications…

Pharmaceutical companies mask common issues as conditions of Low T

Pharmaceutical companies that have produced drugs to treat low testosterone, or “Low T,” may be presenting the condition as more common than it is to increase sales. Common effects of aging, including slowing down and decreased sex drive, are used as primary symptoms of Low T in advertising for low testosterone drugs such as AndroGel and Fortesta.

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