In December, medical device giant Zimmer Biomet issued what has become a Class-I recall of one of their most popular shoulder implants, the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder. However, the company did so without notifying the thousands of patients that had received the devices.
Now, many are questioning the company’s handling of the recall, and asking if Zimmer could have done more to protect patients from potential implant failures and the need for painful revision surgery.
With the use of oral anticoagulants growing rapidly, the debate rages on about whether these drugs have a net positive effect or carry risks that outweigh the benefits.
Last week, the maker of Xarelto touted the results of a new study showing the drug may reduce the occurrence of major cardiac events. This came on the heels of a consumer safety group warning of increased dangers of internal bleeding from the entire class of blood thinners that also includes Pradaxa and Eliquis.
A leading consumer drug safety advocate warned last week that a popular class of drugs designed to treat hepatitis C may carry significant risks for liver damage and death, DrugNews has learned.
The report comes just months after the FDA itself issued a different warning on the new class of Hep C drugs, called direct-acting antivirals, that they may cause a return of Hepatitis B.
Millions of patients use prescription drugs or medical devices every day, trusting that these products are safe and have been properly tested. Sadly, this is not always the case. Thousands of families are affected by drug injury or death each year.
Many consumers don’t know that pharmaceutical companies and the FDA do not disclose all drug side effects or independent research of the safety of these products. They also may not know that millions of dollars are awarded each year to help those injured.
DrugNews provides the latest research, warnings, FDA recalls and legal news to those who use popular drugs or medical devices. Informed patients can compare their side effects with others and determine questions for their doctor. In addition, we can help those affected learn more about their legal options or speak with a qualified lawyer.
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Thousands of prescription drugs have been linked to side effects, but some of these are so severe they lead to recalls or restricted use. Learn if your medicine is included.
In recent years the FDA and manufacturers have recalled several popular medical implants or surgical devices due to a heightened risk of injury or death.
DrugNews can help you navigate the challenging process of filing a claim for your drug or medical device injury. Lawyers are available to talk for free today.