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Amber Scott

New vena cava filter receives FDA clearance

Last Wednesday, Cruz Biomedical received FDA clearance for a vena cava filter the company’s CEO called “the first major design innovation in vena cava filters in some 40 years,”…

Amber Scott

80 percent of failed metal-on-metal hip implants in study failed within two years

Metal-on-metal hip replacements are in the spotlight again. A new study, published in the latest issue of the Orthopedics Journal, states that metal hip implants barely last two years before…

Amber Scott

Medical devices to be kept in check

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a plan to keep tabs on high-risk medical devices. The plan will require devices like hip implants, stents, heart defibrillators and…

Amber Scott

Transvaginal mesh and the FDA's 501(k) program: double trouble

In this month’s issue of Trial magazine, the American Association for Justice exposes important health concerns surrounding transvaginal mesh, a device surgically implanted to reinforce…

Amber Scott

Johnson & Johnson asks FDA for permission to stop selling transvaginal mesh implants

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit recently asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to stop selling four transvaginal mesh implants that caused internal injuries and…

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No increased cancer risk shown with metal-on-metal hip replacement

Patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip replacements potentially have one less thing to worry about.

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics recalled nearly 100,000 chromium…

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FDA panel to review hip replacement safety

The FDA will meet June 27-28, 2012, to investigate the safety of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

Johnson and Johnson was forced to recall 93,000 implants in 2010 when it learned that…

Amber Scott

FDA approves new device: LINX Reflux Management System

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medical device geared toward chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) sufferers. GERD causes heartburn, regurgitation, sore…

Amber Scott

Watchdog group condemns FDA for failure to recall stroke-causing stent

The Food and Drug Administration’s refusal to remove Stryker’s Wingspan Stent System from the market is a reckless disregard for consumer safety, says consumer advocate Public…

Nicole Greer

CooperVision Contact Lens Recall Includes Sofmed Breathables, encore100, and Others

You may have heard about the recent recall of Avaira Toric and and Avaira Sphere contact lenses which are manufactured by CooperVision, but you may not know that the contact lenses affected by…