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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.
The state of Kentucky is fighting an eight-year legal battle against OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma for contributing to addiction problems in the state.
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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.
In the first Wright Medical's Conserve hip bellwether trial, an Atlanta jury awarded $11 million to a woman who claimed the implant was defective.
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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.
Parents who claim their children suffered birth defects after taking GlaxoSmithKline's anti-nausea drug, Zofran, continue to file lawsuits.
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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.
The FDA recalled 2,800 Custom Ultrasonics machines used to clean endoscopes linked to superbug infections. It’s the FDA’s latest effort to reduce infection risk.
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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.
The daughter of a woman who suffered heart failure after taking Onglyza is suing the drug’s manufacturer AstraZeneca for compensation and punitive damages.
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Popular heartburn drugs like Nexium, Prilosec and AcipHex may increase the risk of heart attacks, according to a new study.
Drugs called proton pump inhibitors used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may increase the risk of heart attacks, kidney failure and other side effects.
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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 
A study of trauma patients who received an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter from 2010 to 2014 found no survival benefit and an increased risk for deep vein thrombosis.
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I have one of these and it moved and I cannot find it and I take a blood thinner for the rest of my life and now that I read this I'm freaked out even more.
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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.
Boston Scientific, the maker of criticized transvaginal mesh products, recalled two potentially deadly cardiology guidewire devices in October 2015.
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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.
A recent study found OMNI's Apex K2 Hip System had a higher than average rate of corrosion, migration and device wear. Patients affected may file lawsuits.
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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.
The World Health Organization stated Roundup’s main ingredient glyphosate ‘probably’ causes cancer. States and people harmed are taking action against Monsanto.
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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.
The Scottish government apologized to women affected by transvaginal mesh. Americans wonder why the U.S. government and the FDA are not taking action.
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A jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $1.75 million for failing to warn of the risks for breast growth in boys who take the antipsychotic ‪#‎Risperdal‬.
A jury found Johnson & Johnson failed to warn of the risks of Risperdal. It awarded $1.75 million to man who developed breasts after taking the antipsychotic.
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