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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

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is launching an initiative focused on identifying women who had a what is called a laparoscopic power morecellation treatment done, that ending up causing their uterine cancer to actually spread. For more information, p…

US Drug Watchdog Urges DePuy Pinnacle or ASR Metal Hip Implant Recipients to Call About Possible Compensation Regarding Revision Surgery Without Lawyer Representation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – 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 a revision surgery, or who have a revision surgery scheduled have not yet been identified by the courts handlin…

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

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is urging all DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipients who have already had a surgery to replace this specific type of hip implant device, or a revision surgery has been scheduled, to call them immediately at 866-714-6466 if they do n…

US Drug Watchdog Urges Recipients of DePuy Pinnacle All-Metal Hip Implants to Seek Second Opinion Regarding Condition of Implant Device

Blood test measuring chromium and cobalt levels also suggested to detect metallosis.
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 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 explain why we think it i…

US Drug Watchdog Strives to Identify Victims of Faulty DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group created to help raise awareness of faulty medical devices and potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals, has urged all recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant to contact their toll-free number as soon a…

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

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group created to help raise awareness of faulty medical devices and potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals, encourages all recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant to contact their toll-free number, 866-…

US Drug Watchdog Stresses the Importance for all DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients to Contact Them Regarding Safety Concerns

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The US Drug Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group created to help raise awareness of faulty medical devices and potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals, is urging anyone who has received a DePuy Pinnacle metal hip implant to contact their toll-free number,…

US Drug Watchdog Urges Recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle All Metal Hip Implant to Call for Information Regarding Blood Testing for Metal Levels

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is extremely concerned that many all metal hip implant recipients are not getting accurate information about elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in their blood, which could lead to a medical condition called metallosis; so they…

Don't Get Left Holding The Bag – US Drug Watchdog Believes MRI a Necessity For All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

An MRI can help detect premature failure of all-metal hip implant before symptoms appear
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is expressing deep concern for recipients of an all-metal hip implant, and premature failures that could cause additional medical issues such a…

US Drug Watchdog Recommends UK's Newcastle University Educational Website for Metal Hip Implant Recipients

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – 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 updated news related to all metal hip implant failures, because they believe this resource is much bette…

US Drug Watchdog Stresses the Importance of Regular Blood Tests for Recipients of All-Metal Hip Implants to Detect Any Traces of Metal

Additional testing, such as an MRI, is also encouraged to quickly discern any tissue inflammation related to premature implant failure
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog fears most of the 500,000 US citizens who are recipients of an all metal hip implant will never g…

US Drug Watchdog Escalates Initiative to Help Victims of Premature All-Metal Hip Implant Failure

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is going to increase their national initiative focused on identifying recipients of all-metal hip implants because the group is not just worried about the costs associated with a all-metal hip implant replacement, they are also e…

US Drug Watchdog Recommends Blood Test to DePuy Pinnacle Metal Hip Implant Recipients to Determine Implant Failure

US Drug Watchdog aims to assist implant recipients in getting the maximum compensation for premature defects
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is extremely concerned that at the end of the day most recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant will not be…

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 specific blood test has been designed to measure for elevated levels of cobalt or chromium in a metal-on-metal hip implant recipient's blood stream
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog says, "We want every US recipient of an all-metal hip implant to cal…

Most All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients Will Never Be Compensated for Premature Failure, According to US Drug Watchdog

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 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 implant will never receive compensation because they did not take vital proactive steps like getting a blood test…

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 has access to information regarding blood tests that can determine whether cobalt or chromium is leaching into a DePuy Pinnacle hip implant recipient's bloodstream
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The US Drug Watchdog says, "According to court records t…

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, "According to court records there About 140,000 US citizens who are recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant, and we are extremely concerned that most of these people, or other all metal hip implant recipients aren't aware, or concerned about the possi…

US Drug Watchdog Strongly Recommends Specialized Blood Test or MRI to Determine Premature DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Failure

The US Drug Watchdog says, "There is now a new vital reason why we want to hear from recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant that has to do with the part about a medical doctor now has to have recommended a revision surgery, or a revision surgery has to have occurred, if the recipient is ever go…

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, Including the DePuy Pinnacle and the Biomet M2A-M2 Magnum, are Implicated in Litigation Involving Premature Failure

Recipients of metal-on-metal hip implants are encouraged to contact the US Drug Watchdog for expert advice on the best strategy for compensation
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is now expressing deep concern that most recipients of an all metal hip implant will n…

US Drug Watchdog Earns Maximum Compensation for Metal Hip Implant Recipients After MRI-Detected Implant Failure

MRIs are encouraged to detect premature implant failure, which can place an unfair financial burden on patients
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 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 prematurel…

US Drug Watchdog Encourages MRI Scans for DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Failure Detection

The now discontinued all-metal hip implant can cause tissue inflammation on joint linings and subsequent hip failure; US Drug Watchdog's toll-free line provides recipient assistance
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The US Drug Watchdog says, "A study published in the J…

US Drug Watchdog Urges Recipients Of All-Metal Hip Implants To Receive an MRI To Determine If Implant Has Prematurely Failed

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is urging recipients of an all metal hip implant to get a MRI examination to see if there are indication's this type of artificial hip has begun to fail, because the time to get compensated for a premature failure could come, an…

US Drug Watchdog Urges MRIs for Metal Hip Implant Recipients to Determine Premature Implant Failures

Statute of limitation issues may preclude individuals from compensation, even with cobalt and chromium hip implant failure
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Because in some instances there could be statute of limitation compensation issues for recipients of all metal hip implan…

US Drug Watchdog Now Provides Litigation Updates For Recipients Of All Metal Hip Implant And Urges A MRI To Determine A Premature Failure

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is now trying to spread the word to all recipients of a metal on metal hip implant to not wait too long to get a MRI to see if their cobalt, and chromium hip implant has prematurely failed, because there could be statute of limitation is…

US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle All Metal Hip Implant to Call Them About Why an MRI Might Be the Best Way to Detect a Premature Failure

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The US Drug Watchdog says, "We fear tens of thousands of DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant recipients could get left holding the bag for costly replacement surgery, if they do not get proactive and make certain their all metal hip implant is not s…

Recipients of All-Metal Hip Implants, Such as the DePuy Pinnacle, are Strongly Encouraged by the US Drug Watchdog to Immediately Receive an MRI For Indications Of A Failure

The US Drug Watchdog is a valuable resource for patients who may require revision surgery to replace faulty metal-on-metal hip implants
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The US Drug Watchdog is urging anyone who has received a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant to contact their tol…