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DePuy Synthes Implants

In December 2016, DePuy Synthes, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled the elbow implant after patients and doctors began reporting problems with loosening where the stem attached to the bone. At the time of the recall, more than 50,000 of the elbow implants had been manufactured and distributed. Siro Smith Dickson is currently investigating [...]

What Everyone Ought to Know About E-Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes Are Dangerous Their Exploding Batteries Have Hurt At Least 158 People A man in Muskogee, Okla., was permanently disfigured when his electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, exploded while he was using it. A man in Berlin, N.J., needed skin grafts for a leg that was burned when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket. [...]

Concern with Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Transvaginal Mesh/ Bard Avaulta There has been growing concern in the medical community regarding tranvaginal mesh/sling devices. These devices are implanted through surgery to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The FDA has received more than 1,000 reports of serious health problems from women with transvaginal meshes. For further details on [...]