Ortho-McNeil facing more Legal Battles over Ortho Evra Patch

November 6, 2006 - Ortho-McNeil, makers of the controversial and potentially dangerous Ortho Evra birth-control patch, continues to deal with significant legal challenges. Read More

Doctors want ‘recall’ dropped

October 1, 2006 - The Food and Drug Administration is considering not using the word "recall" to warn patients and doctors about defective pacemakers and defibrillators at the request of a physicians'... Read More

Trauma associated with recalls of implanted devices

August 14, 2006 - Within the past 18 months alone, Food and Drug Administration recall notices have targeted more than 300,000 implantable heart devices, a majority from Guidant Corp., acquired earlier... Read More

Guidant letter about risks never sent

June 8, 2006 - Newly unsealed court documents show Guidant Corp. drafted a letter warning doctors of a dangerous electrical malfunction in some of its devices designed to restore a normal heartbeat,... Read More

Quick Settlement Track Predicted for Lawsuits over J&J

May 16, 2006 - Johnson & Johnson has adopted a quick-settlement strategy for a spate of lawsuits charging that its Ortho Evra contraceptive patch causes blood clots due to heightened estrogen levels. Read More

More Deaths Reported to FDA after Guidant Recall

December 15, 2005 - Recent reports have surfaced about new patient deaths associated with fatal complications from heart devices manufactured by Guidant Corporation. Read More

More Deaths Are Linked to Device

December 14, 2005 - The Food and Drug Administration has received from the Guidant Corporation several new reports about recent patient deaths associated with short circuits in company heart devices. Read More

FDA says Patch has Blood Clot Risk

November 11, 2005 - The FDA warned millions of women who use the Ortho Evra contraceptive patch that they are being exposed to about 60 percent more estrogen than with a typical birth control pill, which could... Read More

Birth Control Patch users Warned

November 11, 2005 - The Food and Drug Administration warned users of the popular Ortho Evra birth control patch that they are being exposed to more hormones. Read More

FDA Updates Labeling for Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch

November 10, 2005 - The Food and Drug Administration today approved updated labeling for the Ortho Evra contraceptive patch to warn healthcare providers and patients. Read More

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