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Round Up: More Medical Amazement

I really like learning about new medical innovation. It often provides hope for past clients and makes sure that a number of people don’t have future problems. Here’s a couple o found…

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Round Up of Medical Miracles

From time to time, I point out recent medical advancements that continue to impress me. This past month, I saw a couple that really did seem like Miracles.
– BoingBoing points out a couple of…

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Did You Get A Letter About Your ASR XL Acetabular and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System

There is a lot of talk going on about the recall of Dupay hip replacements. If you have one, you may have received a letter from your orthopedist claiming that Johnson and Johnson is offering to…

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A Johnson And Johnson Subsidiary Recalls Two Hip Replacement Devices

This past week, DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson , Warsaw, Ind. announced the recall of 93,000 ASR devices . The reason is a 2010 report from the National Joint Registry of…

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New Concerns About Stroke Scans?

It’s bad enough that a person is concerned about the possibility of a stoke. The doctor has them undergo a CT brain perfusion scan. The results are waited for, but then the person’s hair starts…

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Congress Has A Chance To Protect Consumers Who Use Medical Products

For some time now, members of the Injuryboard have been writing about the major impediment on medical device cases. They have been thrown out of court, because of federal preemption. There are…

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Medtronic Recalls Quick-set Infusion Set

The first week of July, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) recalled specific lots of Quick-set® infusion sets that are used with MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps. An infusion set is a thin plastic tube…

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U S Supreme Court Ruling On Drug Preemption Reminds Us That Medical Devices Should Follow Suit

This past week, saw a victory for consumers with the U S Supreme Courts decision in Wyeth v. Levine. Basically, the decision allowed state law to stand in cases against drug manufactures. It’s time…

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University of Minnesota Medical School Considering A Ban On Gifts

Following a recent series of articles in both the Minneapolis Tribune and the Wall Street Journal the University is looking at banning all gifts to the doctors from outside groups. Looking at the…