Product News and Recalls

26 Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set for Single Trial

transvaginal mesh lawsuits set for multidistrict litigationAccording to Reuters, a federal judge has consolidated 26 transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit in a single trial scheduled for November 2 of this year. The lawsuits will join over 26,000 other Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits that have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Transvaginal mesh implants are intended to ...

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Zimmer Hip Implant Component Recalled

fda issues recall on zimmer hip implantsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall of a Zimmer hip implant component used in hip replacement systems. The M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks is a Tivanium alloy device is used by surgeons to fit hip replacement systems to individual patients.

According to the FDA notice, the Zimmer devices were recalled due to higher-than-expected levels of manufacturing residues resulting from a ...

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Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Wisconsin Woman

xarelto lawsuit filed in wisconsinA Wisconsin woman has filed a Xarelto lawsuit against multiple pharmaceutical companies for damages allegedly resulting from the anticoagulant drug. The plaintiff states that the defendants, including Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, did not adequately warn doctors and patients of the risk of uncontrollable bleeding that Xarelto poses. The Xarelto lawsuit further claims that the drug’s manufacturers failed to provide appropriate instructions on how to intervene should serious bleeding ...

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Adverse Event Report Finds Fault with Zimmer Hip Implant Components

adverse event report filed over zimmer hip implantAn adverse event report submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2014 outlines safety issues with Zimmer trabecular metal primary hip prosthesis femoral stems. The report includes cases where patients who were implanted with the component experienced implant corrosion and aggravation to surrounding soft tissue.

While Zimmer is not currently facing any lawsuits over its trabecular metal primary hip prosthesis femoral stems, the Indiana-based company still ...

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Health Canada Launches Safety Review of SGLT2 Inhibitors

Health Canada, the Canadian government’s public health department, has initiated a safety review of the diabetes drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and their link to ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is a serious blood condition wherein the body produces excess blood acids, or ketones. Ketoacidosis may require hospitalization and in extreme cases can cause death.

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Drug Safety Communication warning of a link between the SGLT2 inhibitors ...

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IVC Filter Maker Cook Group to Get New President

cook group president yonkmanAccording to The Indianapolis Star, IVC filter company Cook Group will have a new president come this July. Current president Kem Hawkins will step down next month after 14 years in the position. He will be replaced by the current president of Cook Medical, Pete Yonkman, who joined Cook the same year Hawkins became president.

As president of Cook Group, Yonkman will have to attend to a slew of Cook inferior vena ...

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