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Category: Mass Torts

FDA Proposes Premarket Approval for Metal Hips

03/4/2013
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Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Safety Communication to set some general guidelines for physicians and patients who have metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants. Last month the agency also issued a proposed order that would require MoM hip manufacturers to submit premarket approval (PMA) applications before they […]

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Consumers: Report Adverse Events with Metal Hips to FDA

02/26/2013
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A patient with a metal-on-metal or any hip replacement that causes symptoms or problems requires that the individual become his/her own best advocate. First, make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation which includes not just a physical exam but an examination of fluid around the joint/ soft tissue […]

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Patient Follow-Up Essential to Quality of Life

02/26/2013
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It is a problem usually associated with aging. A hip joint can deteriorate with additional weight, after trauma or due to disease such as arthritis. For the sufferer, the symptoms may be difficulty walking, pain, stiffness and eventually hip replacement surgery. Whether a total hip replacement (THR) or a hip […]

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Study: Women Suffer More Hip Implant Complications

02/22/2013
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In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers have determined that women have a slightly elevated chance of needing a hip revision before a man. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente looked at 35,000 hip surgeries in 46 hospitals within their healthcare system. While men had an average of 1.9 […]

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Conflicts of Interest and Big Pharma Exposed

02/18/2013
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One would like to think that physicians put their patients first. After all, they make a good salary and should not be swayed by some incentives thrown their way, right? Maybe, in some cases, the answer is no. A group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania wanted to find […]

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Leave Thimerosol in Children’s Vaccines Says Doc Group

02/6/2013
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Thimerosal. It is a mercury-based preservative found in children’s vaccines. The jury is still out on whether or not the neurotoxin is responsible for the life-altering condition known as autism especially as its use seems to correlate with the astronomical jump in the developmental disorder in children. Logically mercury is […]

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