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J&J alerted in 2006 to power morcellator's surgical risks, doctor says J&J alerted in 2006 to power morcellator’s surgical risks, doctor says

December 18, 2014

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary was alerted as far back as 2006 that one of its surgical devices could spread a deadly form of cancer, eight years before the medical products manufacturer suspended marketing and distribution of the tools, according to the doctor who informed the multinational gian

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How FDA approved hysterectomy tools it now disfavors How FDA approved hysterectomy tools it now disfavors

December 18, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration’s warning last month was unusual: Doctors shouldn’t use a common surgical tool on most women because it can spread hidden uterine cancer.  The November warning came after multiple cases emerged this year of women whose cancers worsened after surgery with the devices used to cut and remove tissue in procedures such as hysterectomies.

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China approves Syngenta's Viptera corn -reports China approves Syngenta’s Viptera corn -reports

December 18, 2014

Chinese authorities have informed some agriculture industry officials that the government has approved U.S. imports of a type of genetically modified corn that has sparked lawsuits against seed maker Syngenta AG , according to reports from Agri-Pulse and Bloomberg

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