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Published: December 19th, 2014
More than six percent of women ages 15-to-44 are opting for Mirena and other IUDs as their method of birth control, according to data released in the National Survey of Family Growth. In comparison, the December results reflect 16 percent of girls relying on the pill, and 15.5 percent using steri...Read More
Published: December 16th, 2014
Health Canada has asked power morcellator manufacturers to include warning labels on their devices, in light of their alleged potential to upstage or spread uterine sarcoma and other cancers, the Herald News reports. The notice was issued on December 10th by the country’s health regulator, and ...Read More
Published: December 15th, 2014
Xarelto lawsuit filings that allege similar injuries caused by the blood thinner have now been centralized in the Eastern District of Louisiana, where a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been created, according to court documents. An Order on December 12th from the U.S. Judicial Panel on...Read More
Published: December 10th, 2014
Two doctors who served on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s power morcellator advisory panel last summer were revealed to have had significant financial ties to Johnson & Johnson, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to an article from July 10th, the surgeon was paid ...Read More
Published: December 9th, 2014
The federal government has recovered more than $2.3 billion over the past year from alleged healthcare fraud schemes, including one that involved Johnson & Johnson’s marketing of a drug named in Risperdal lawsuits. According to a November 20th report from ModernHealthCare.com, the U.S. Depa...Read More
Published: December 8th, 2014
Parties involved in federally-filed testosterone lawsuits are scheduled to meet next week in the Northern District of Illinois to discuss a possible coordination with claims centralized in various state jurisdictions, according to court documents. The federal proceeding’s status conference will...Read More
Published: December 4th, 2014
Fibroid removal surgeries should only rarely be assisted by a power morcellator, given its possible association with the spread of uterine cancer in women, federal regulators warned in November. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a federal alert on November 24th that said the “v...Read More
Published: November 24th, 2014
Nearly 200,000 hysterectomies in the U.S. last year were performed robotically, many of which were likely aided by a power morcellator, the Wall Street Journal reports. The figure was provided by Intuitive Surgical Inc., who manufactures the only surgery robot approved for gynecology. About 10% o...Read More
Published: November 19th, 2014
A new study finds a possible association between certain testosterone treatments and the risk for prostate cancer in men, according to a new report. An article published October 20th in Prostate Cancer News Today notes the findings of research led by a team at the University of Illinois in Chicag...Read More
Published: November 18th, 2014
A federal judge overseeing Stryker hip lawsuits relating to the recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems has ordered all attorneys register filed and un-filed claims in order to facilitate the recently-announced settlement program, according to recent reports. A Pretrial Order issued in Nove...Read More