Blog Posts in March, 2012

Again & Again: Johnson & Johnson Disregards Patient Safety

As the hip implant and transvaginal mesh litigation against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson moves forward more is discovered about how the companies conducted their medical device business. Just days ...
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Business as Usual: Johnson & Johnson Puts Profits Over Patient Safety

Within the last two months, we have learned how Johnson & Johnson handles its medical device business. It puts profits over patient safety. Johnson & Johnson has sold and marketed several devices with ...
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DePuy's Delay Carries a $3 Billion Cost

In the past several weeks several news outlets have reported significant developments with regards to DePuy, the subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson responsible for the metal-on-metal hip implants that ...
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Pradaxa & Boehringer Ingelheim - With Great Profits Comes Great Responsibility

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals is a well known German pharmaceutical company with offices around the world, including the United States. Recently, the company announced that 2011 was an ...
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When Will Regulators Listen? Orthopaedic Surgeons Call for a Ban on Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

The BBC reported yesterday that expert orthopaedic surgeons in the United Kingdom say that metal-on-metal hip implants should not longer be used. The high failure rates of metal-on-metal hips and the ...
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NJ Supreme Court Hands Accutane Plaintiff a Victory

In 2008, a jury decided that La Roche, the maker of Accutane, was liable for $10.5 million in damages to Kammie Kendall who took Accutane and developed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To date, La ...
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Toxic Levels of Metal Ions - Chromium & Cobalt - Found in Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

A joint investigation by the BBC and the British Medical Journal found that patients with metal-on-metal hip implants have toxic levels of chromium and cobalt. In some patients with metal-on-metal hip ...
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