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FDA Orders Investigation of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

09/17/2013
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On May 6, 2011 the FDA ordered twenty-one artificial hip manufacturers to conduct an extensive investigation into whether the devices cause heavy metal poisoning in patients who receive them. Following up on medical reports of excessive levels of cobalt and chromium found in patients who received a particular type of […]

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Do Not Resuscitate: Form Over Substance?

09/13/2013
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There are few areas in medicine today more fraught with contention and high emotion than the issuance of a DNR – do not resuscitate – order on a patient. The purpose of this article is to review the inauguration and history of DNRs, to state the current law in Florida […]

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