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Michael Roberts

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Under Scrutiny

Following the FDA’s January 2013 Safety Communication on the concerns with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement implants, a number of lawsuits have centered on these implants. Concern has…

Michael Roberts

Bacterial Contamination of TPN Bags Under Investigation

Contaminated intravenous feeding bags used for hospital patients receiving TPN (total parenteral nutrition) are the focus of an investigation by the Alabama Department of Public Health and the…

Michael Roberts

Health Consequences from Radiation Exposure

In the wake of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, there has been much discussion in the news about the risk of a nuclear disaster and the health effects of radiation exposure for the…

Michael Roberts

Hip Replacement Products Recalled

Two hip replacement products made by DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, have been recalled because a high number of patient’s have required a second surgery.
The recall…

Greg Cusimano

Have You Had a CT Scan Lately?

Have you had a CT scan lately? They are commonplace in medicine today. These sophisticated X-Rays have been beneficial in diagnosing illnesses. Are the benefits worth the risk? 29,000 people will…