The US Drug Watchdog Now Demands Action from the US FDA on the Metal on Metal Hip Implant Disaster for US Citizens-Ever Hear of Cobalt or Chromium Blood Poisoning?

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The US Drug Watchdog is now demanding action from the US FDA related to what could be 500,000 US citizens, who have a metal on metal hip implant, that could fail, and as part of the failure poison the metal on metal hip implant recipient. According to the New York Times on December 27th 2011, "The so-called metal-on-metal hips, in which a device's ball and joint are made of metal, are failing at high rates within a few years instead of lasting 15 years or more, as artificial joints normally do." The US Drug Watchdog says, "So far we have had two companies recall their metal on metal hip implant devices. In both instances they were self recalls. In one instance Johnson & Johnson's DePuy medical device company recalled their DePuy ASR in August of 2010, and on July 22, 2008, there was a voluntary recall of the Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component ("Durom Cup") because the instructions for use/surgical technique instructions were inadequate. We have identified a half a dozen metal on metal hip implant makers whose devices should be recalled because of failures, and we are demanding the US FDA start doing something for these metal on metal hip implant recipients-Now!" http://USDrugWatchdog.com

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The US Drug Watchdog is now demanding action from the US FDA related to what could be 500,000 US citizens, who have a metal on metal hip implant, that could fail, and as part of the failure poison the metal on metal hip implant recipient.

The US Drug Watchdog has completely redesigned their web site, and now offers a listing of all metal-on-metal hip implant makers. In order to make certain all metal-on-metal hip implant recipients with a failed hip implant get to the best possible attorneys, or legal experts. The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any metal-on metal hip implant recipient, if their hip implant has already failed, if the hip implant recipient is suffering the symptoms of a metal-on-metal hip implant failure, or if the hip metal on metal hip implant recipient is concerned about a premature failure. Symptoms of a metal on metal hip implant failure include pain in the area of the hip implant, loss of flexibility, swelling in the area of the hip implant, loss of mobility, or elevated levels of cobalt, and or chromium in the blood of the metal-on-metal hip implant recipient. For more information recipients of any type of metal on metal hip implant are encouraged to contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via the web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.com.

Repeat Note From The US Drug Watchdog to the US Congress: "If taxpayers are shocked with wasteful GSA employees, and their frivolous conventions, and or the US Secret Service, and Columbian hookers, there really should be a serious investigation of FDA panelists, that sit on drug, or medical device review panels. It should be illegal for a FDA panelist to go back to work for a drug maker, or a medical device maker for at least 10 years, so as to avoid conflicts of interest. This metal on metal hip disaster is much worse than anyone outside of the US FDA knows, and we are not going to back down on this issue-where are the recalls? We are talking about the health of up to 500,000 US citizens." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Because the easiest way for a metal on metal hip implant recipient to tell if the device has failed, a simple blood test might answer the question. We are now suggesting all US metal on metal hip implant recipients have a blood test each year, that will test for cobalt, and chromium levels in the blood."

Symptoms of Metal Poisoning
According to a Mayo Clinic study metal on metal hip implant failures may not produce any symptoms at all except for elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium . A metal on metal hip implant recipient may have cobalt toxicity or chromium toxicity from a hip implant, but not realize it because often there are no immediate physical signs. The long term damage that these metals can do to your body could be significant, so the earlier a metal on metal hip implant recipient obtains treatment, the better. Here is a list of basic symptoms:

COBALT POISONING SYMPTOMS

  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Kidney Failure
  • Skin Disorders
  • Hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary Syndrome

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH CHROMIUM POISONING

  • Elevated Cancer Risks
  • Reproductive System Problems
  • May Cause DNA Mutations
  • Impaired Liver Function

The US Drug Watchdog says, "One of the biggest problems we have with respect to our failed medical device or recalled drug initiative work is the average US consumer never hears about a drug recall or failures involving medical devices like metal-on-metal hip implants. If you have a friend, or loved one who is a recipient of a metal-on metal hip implant that has already failed or is showing symptoms of a failure, such as swelling, pain in the region of the hip, loss of flexibility, loss of mobility, or elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in their blood please have them call us at 866-714-6466. We want to make certain these metal-on-metal hip implant victims get to the best possible attorneys, to ensure they get the best possible compensation for their ordeal." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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