On February 28, 2012, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK issued an updated medical device alert regarding management of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.
On March 13, 2012, the New York Times published an article regarding a recent recommendation made by British experts advising that doctors stop implanting metal-on-metal hip replacements in patients.
On February 2, 2012, the New York Times published an article concerning the deaths of two U.S. Army soldiers who were taking dietary supplements containing the ingredient dimethylamylamine (DMAA).
On February 2, 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek published an article regarding a recent bill presented by Democratic congressmen that proposes allowing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) to block a medical device if it is based on a past product that has been recalled or that has shown a safety issue.
On February 1, 2012, the Houston Chronicle published an article regarding a new rule enacted in Texas requiring the state’s oil & gas drilling operators disclose the chemicals and the amount of water used in hydraulic fracturing.