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FDA Panel – No Decision on Metal Hips

  Sharee Winslow- Defective metal hip June 30, 2012 ~The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened an 18-member expert panel to look at the large number of complications arising from metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements in patients. Dr. William Rohr opened the proceedings on June 27 saying they Read more

By | 2012-06-30T23:12:10+00:00 June 30th, 2012|FDA News|0 Comments

New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

  It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from Read more

By | 2012-04-30T23:35:11+00:00 April 30th, 2012|Media Reports|0 Comments

FDA Expert Panel to Assess Metal Hips

The FDA has scheduled a two-day expert panel review of metal-on-metal hips as concerns mount about patient injuries. The June 27-28 gathering (location yet to be announced) will include researchers, patients, doctors and scientists to decide whether or not the agency needs to do a better job protecting Read more

By | 2012-03-30T19:48:45+00:00 March 30th, 2012|FDA News|0 Comments

Johnson & Johnson Began Phasing out DePuy Defective Hip Prior to Recall

March 23, 2012 ~ This has not been a good week for Johnson & Johnson. First word that it sold the transvaginal surgical mesh, ProLift, without getting any sort of FDA approval in advance (see background story here). Now the New York Times (NYT) (here) is reporting that Read more

By | 2012-03-23T17:34:02+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|FDA News|0 Comments

Call to Action: Citizens Lend Support to Sound Devices Act

March 23, 2012 ~ The SAFETY OF UNTESTED AND NEW DEVICES (SOUND DEVICES) ACT OF 2012 is a critical step to stop others from being harmed by untested, unsafe medical devices like synthetic surgical mesh, say patients harmed by synthetic surgical mesh. The Sound Devices Act, introduced by Rep. Edward Read more

By | 2012-03-21T13:09:31+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Featured|0 Comments