Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hip Replacement Could be Avoided With Stem Cell Treatment

Thousands of patients could avoid the need for a hip replacement after surgeons pioneered a new stem cell procedure to tackle a bone disease that leads to arthritis, according to a recent article published the month in The Telegraph. Doctors … Continue reading

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Federal Building closed due to asbestos

The Federal Building in Oak Ridge, Tennessee was shut down indefinitely because asbestos-containing materials were found in the building’s heating and cooling system last week during an inspection, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Approximately 350 employees, many federal workers … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Has Notified the Court of Its Intent to Voluntarily Recall Trans Vaginal Mesh Products in the USA

Hundreds of thousands of women across the United States have had surgical devices implanted to correct pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. These devices are often referred to as trans vaginal mesh and bladder slings. The attorneys at the … Continue reading

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Citing Asbestos Claims Issues, UGL files for bankruptcy

United Gilsonite Laboratories, one of Pennsylvania’s well known manufacturers, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, according to a Times Tribune article released earlier this year. UGL, which manufacturers paints, coatings and sealants in Dunmore, PA since 1932, cited the … Continue reading

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Trans-vaginal Mesh Operations Linked With Impaired Sexual Function

The Journal of Sexual Medicine released a study in May finding that patients who had transvaginal mesh operations experienced diminished sexual function after the procedure. The research was conducted in Taiwan at the Kaohsiung Medical University by Cheng-Yu Long, M.D., … Continue reading

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Smith & Nephew Withdraws Hip Device Component

Smith & Nephew PLC said last Friday that it is pulling from the market a metal liner used in hip replacements, according to CBS news. Smith and Nephew is quoted as saying that there are problems with a hip device … Continue reading

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