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Oct 02, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Urges Women Who Had a Laparoscopic Power Morecellation Procedure That Caused Their Uterine Cancer to Spread to Call Immediately

 The US Drug Watchdog is launching an initiative focused on identifying women who had a what is called a laparoscopic power...

Sep 18, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Urges DePuy Pinnacle or ASR Metal Hip Implant Recipients to Call About Possible Compensation Regarding Revision Surgery Without Lawyer Representation

 The US Drug Watchdog is extremely concerned that most recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle, or DePuy ASR all metal hip implant, who have already had...

Jul 01, 2014, 08:45 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Advises All DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients Who Have Had or Are Scheduled to Have Revision Surgery to Call Them If They Do Not Yet Have Legal Representation

 The US Drug Watchdog is urging all DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients who have already had a surgery to replace this specific type...

Jun 03, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Urges Recipients of DePuy Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implants to Seek Second Opinion Regarding Condition of Implant Device

The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are now urging recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant to call at us 866-714-646 so we can...

May 21, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Strives to Identify Victims of Faulty DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants

 The US Drug Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group created to help raise awareness of faulty medical devices and potentially dangerous...

May 14, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Amidst Reports of Safety Issues Involving Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, Recipients of DuPuy Hip Implants are Urged to Contact the US Drug Watchdog Immediately

 The US Drug Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group created to help raise awareness of faulty medical devices and potentially dangerous...

May 12, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Stresses the Importance for all DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients to Contact Them Regarding Safety Concerns

The US Drug Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group created to help raise awareness of faulty medical devices and potentially dangerous...

May 08, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Urges Recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle All Metal Hip Implant to Call for Information Regarding Blood Testing for Metal Levels

 The US Drug Watchdog is extremely concerned that many all metal hip implant recipients are not getting accurate information...

May 06, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Don't Get Left Holding The Bag - US Drug Watchdog Believes MRI a Necessity For All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

 The US Drug Watchdog is expressing deep concern for recipients of an all-metal hip implant, and premature failures that could cause additional...

May 01, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Recommends UK's Newcastle University Educational Website for Metal Hip Implant Recipients

 The US Drug Watchdog is now suggesting recipients of an all metal hip implant check out the UK's University of Newcastle's web site about...

Apr 29, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Stresses the Importance of Regular Blood Tests for Recipients of All-Metal Hip Implants to Detect Any Traces of Metal

 The US Drug Watchdog fears most of the 500,000 US citizens who are recipients of an all metal hip implant will never get compensated should...

Apr 24, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Escalates Initiative to Help Victims of Premature All-Metal Hip Implant Failure

 The US Drug Watchdog is going to increase their national initiative focused on identifying recipients of all-metal hip implants because the...

Apr 22, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Recommends Blood Test to DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Implant Recipients to Determine Implant Failure

 The US Drug Watchdog is extremely concerned that at the end of the day most recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant...

Apr 17, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Stresses the Urgency for DePuy Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients to Ask About a Specific Blood Test that Can Detect Premature Failure

 The US Drug Watchdog says, "We want every US recipient of an all-metal hip implant to call us for the code for a specific blood test that has...

Apr 15, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Most All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients Will Never Be Compensated for Premature Failure, According to US Drug Watchdog

The US Drug Watchdog now fears the vast majority of all metal hip implant recipients who have had a premature failure of their artificial hip...

Apr 09, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Every Recipient of the All-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Should be Aware of the Ongoing Litigation Against the Manufacturer Regarding Premature Failure

The US Drug Watchdog says, "According to court records there are at least 140,000 DePuy Pinnacle all-metal hip implant recipients in the United...

Apr 07, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients To Get Tested For A Premature Failure Because Without Such Evidence There Will Be No Compensation

 The US Drug Watchdog says, "We have been helping victims of a premature failure involving all metal hip implants for over four years now, and...

Apr 02, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Strongly Recommends Specialized Blood Test or MRI to Determine Premature DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Failure

 The US Drug Watchdog is warning recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle, or any other type of all metal hip implant to not get complacent about their...

Mar 31, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, Including the DePuy Pinnacle and the Biomet M2A-M2 Magnum, are Implicated in Litigation Involving Premature Failure

 The US Drug Watchdog is now expressing deep concern that most recipients of an all metal hip implant will never be compensated for a premature...

Mar 27, 2014, 08:30 ET
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US Drug Watchdog Earns Maximum Compensation for Metal Hip Implant Recipients After MRI-Detected Implant Failure

The US Drug Watchdog is on a mission to make certain none of the half a million US citizens who have a all metal hip implant that has...