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The State of Kentucky is continuing to fight OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma in state court.

In a legal drama that’s moved back and forth between state and federal courts, Kentucky is seeking justice for Purdue’s alleged illegal promotion of OxyContin.
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Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters don't help trauma patients live longer. They might increase the risk of some blood clots though, according to a new study. #IVCFilters
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Wright Medical lost an $11 million jury verdict in the first federal trial over its Conserve hip implant.

The jury found Wright’s implant was defective, unreasonably dangerous and the manufacturer misrepresented the product’s safety.
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Manufacturer Boston Scientific recalled two cardiology devices after receiving reports of fractures, including one device fracture that resulted in a death.

The RotaWire Elite and wireClip Torquer devices were used to remove plaque from arteries.
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All moms-to-be, if you take ‪#‎Zofran‬, ‪#‎Zuplenz‬ or ‪#‎ondansetron‬ for morning sickness, be aware of the possible side effects.
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If you have a ‪#‎hipimplant‬, make sure you know what type it is. Some patients with the OMNI Apex K2 hip had to have a second surgery a year after receiving it.
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The FDA recalled 2,800 machines used to clean endoscopes months after the surgical devices were linked to deadly ‪#‎superbug‬ outbreaks.
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Agricultural workers, farmers and landscapers are filing lawsuits against #Monsanto claiming the weed killer #Roundup caused them to develop cancer.

The World Health Organization declared the main ingredient in Roundup, #glyphosate, “probably” causes cancer.
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A woman suffered heart failure and died after taking the ‪#‎diabetes‬ drug ‪#‎Onglyza‬, and now her daughter is claiming the drug caused her mother's wrongful death.
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Scottish women who suffered injury from ‪#‎transvaginalmesh‬ implants get an apology and action from their government. There are tens of thousands of American women living with mesh problems.
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