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Topamax Lawsuits

The epilepsy and migraine drug Topamax, which is also available as generic topiramate, has been associated with an increased risk of major birth defects. Research has found higher than expected rates of babies born with cleft lips, cleft palates, genital defects and other birth malformations when the drug is used during pregnancy.…

DePuy Synthes Recalls Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction Systems

Depuy Synthes has issued a recall for certain craniomaxillofacial (CMF) distraction systems, which are used to lengthen and stabilize the jaw of infants suffering from birth defects or adults following a traumatic injury. According to the manufacturer, the devices may reverse direction post-operatively, potentially leading to respiratory arrest, emergency surgery or death.…