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Onglyza Lawsuit News: California Federal Judge Finds Distributor Claims May be Viable

A California federal judge has remanded an Onglyza lawsuit to state court after finding that claims levied against distributor McKesson Corp. could be viable. According to HarrisMartin.com, the case was initially filed last May in San Francisco County Superior Court. … Continue reading

Testimony Set to Begin in First Xarelto Bellwether Trial

Jurors in New Orleans will begin hearing testimony next week in the nation’s first trial involving Xarelto, a blood thinner marketed by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson. As a bellwether trial, the outcome of the case could provide some insight … Continue reading

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit News: JPML to Hear Oral Arguments on Ethicon Physiomesh Centralization Next Month

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is set to convene a Hearing Session next month in San Antonio, Texas. Matters to be addressed include a petition to centralize all federally-filed hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh Composite Mesh … Continue reading

Stryker Hip Lawsuits Moving Forward, As MDL Court Schedules Initial Conference for LFIT V40 Femoral Head Claims

The multidistrict litigation recently established for Stryker hip lawsuits involving recalled LFIT V40 Femoral Heads is about to get underway. According to an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, on April 21st, the proceeding’s Initial Status … Continue reading

U.S. Invokana Sales Slide, Even As Injury Lawsuits Mount

Johnson & Johnson continues to face challenges over Invokana. In addition to slowing U.S. sales, the Type 2 diabetes drug continues to be the subject of a growing product liability litigation involving diabetic ketoacidosis and other side effects allegedly associated … Continue reading

Court Overseeing Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuits Allows Fraud-Based Labeling Claims to Stand

Plaintiffs pursuing Zofran birth defects lawsuits recorded a win yesterday after a federal judge in Massachusetts found that fraud-based allegations involving the drug’s labeling were adequately pled. However, U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV did dismiss some fraud-based claims … Continue reading

The Zecuity Migraine Patch: A Troubled History

Sales of the Zecuity Migraine Patch were suspended last year after numerous patients reportedly experienced burns and scarring at the application site. Unfortunately, a review of Zecuity’s troubled approval history indicates that these safety issues were actually a long-standing problem. … Continue reading

Ethicon Resists Bid to Centralize Physiomesh Hernia Lawsuits

Ethicon, Inc. has indicated its opposition to a proposal that would centralize all federally-filed hernia mesh lawsuits involving its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh product in a single jurisdiction. In a response filed last week with the U.S. Judicial Panel on … Continue reading

Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Surge, With 949 Cases Recorded in Federal Litigation

The federal litigation involving Taxotere and permanent hair loss continued to grow at a significant pace over the past month. A recent update from the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) indicates that 949 cases were pending in the … Continue reading

North American Elbow Replacement Market Expected to Grow, Despite Recent DePuy Synthes Implant Recall

The North American market for elbow replacement is expected to grow by at least 3.6% annually, according to the research and consulting firm GlobalData. Most of the growth is expected to come from the U.S., where, ironically, federal regulators only … Continue reading

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