DePuy Hip Implant Recalled for Harming Patients Is Subject of Class Action Suit

A new kind of hip replacement device cleared for marketing in the United States in 2003 came with the promise of better performance, longer useful life and fewer post-surgery complications than earlier models of the medical device that some 120,000 Americans have implanted each year. Those promises soon became nightmares for as many 13 percent…

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Darvon/Darvocet Deaths Prompt Lawsuits From Families

Makers of the narcotic painkiller Darvon, Darvocet and generic tablets containing the opioid drug propoxyphene agreed to pull their prescription products from U.S. pharmacy shelves in November 2010. The total recall of allĀ  forms of the medication, including tablets that contained a combination of propoxyphene and acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol from McNeil Consumer Healthcare), came after…

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