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DePuy Synthes promised in its marketing campaign for the Attune Knee System that it would give patients the opportunity to enjoy a greater range of motion in a shorter stay in the hospital. Instead, patients have sustained debilitating injuries, necessitating a second revision surgery only months or years after the initial Attune Knee System procedure.…

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The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to women who are considering vaginal rejuvenation cosmetic procedures that would use energy-based devices. Per the FDA, “To date, we have not cleared or approved for marketing any energy-based devices” for the procedure. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb made an additional statement about the devices used…

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You have likely seen commercials on television for drugs such as Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. These proton pump inhibitors come in prescription strength and over-the-counter versions of a drug that reduces acid in the stomach. Though generally accepted as safe and reliable for long-term use, some people who have taken PPIs have suffered injuries, and…

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Medical devices such as pacemakers, cardiac stents, surgical mesh, defibrillators, heart valves, artificial joints, and nerve stimulators are given to patients commonly in the United States. In fact, approximately 32 million Americans have one or more medical devices implanted in their bodies. Although, many of these devices provide health saving benefits, too many of them…

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3M, the Maplewood-based giant manufacturer, which is well-known for selling innovative office and home improvements supplies, also sells Bair Hugger warming blankets, a forced air patient warming device used in hospitals. The device is designed to keep patients warm during surgery and thus prevent infections and promote overall healing. However, thousands of people have taken…

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