Laurie Villanueva

3M Loses First Military Earplugs Lawsuit, Plaintiffs Awarded $7.1 Million

The 3M Company has lost the first bellwether trial involving its Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, which allegedly caused thousands of United States military veterans to suffer permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Verdict Included Millions in Punitive Damages The trial … Continue reading

New Studies Add to Mounting Evidence of Zantac Cancer Link

A pair of new studies appear to confirm the alleged link between cancer and Zantac, a popular heartburn medication known generically as ranitidine. Both studies were conducted by Valisure, the online pharmacy that first raised the alarm about the drug’s … Continue reading

3M Military Earplugs Lawsuits Move Forward, with First Federal Trial Set to Begin

More than a quarter-million lawsuits involving the 3M Company’s Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEV2), continue to move forward in the U.S. District, Northern District of Florida, where the first bellwether trial is scheduled to get underway on Monday, March … Continue reading

FDA Mulls New Xeljanz Restrictions After Study Raises Heart and Cancer Concerns

Federal drug regulators are considering further restrictions on Xeljanz after initial results from a new study linked the arthritis and ulcerative colitis medication to a higher risk of serious heart problems and cancer compared to Humira and other TNF inhibitors. … Continue reading

Paragard IUD Lawsuit MDL Set to Hold Initial Conference in Georgia Federal Court

The federal court overseeing pretrial proceedings for personal injury lawsuits involving the ParaGard IUD is scheduled to convene the multidistrict litigation’s Initial Conference later today. According to a Practice and Procedure Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of … Continue reading

Over 207,000 U.S. Military Vets File 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Lawsuits

In less than two years, the multidistrict litigation established for product liability lawsuits involving the 3M Company’s Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, (CAEV2) has grown to include over 207,000 filings. According to an update issued earlier this month by the … Continue reading

New Study Links NDMA in Zantac to Ranitidine Degradation

New research has confirmed what many have long suspected: The presence of a cancer-causing chemical in Zantac results from the slow breakdown of ranitidine, the active ingredient in the popular antacid medications. What This Latest Zantac Study Found The study, … Continue reading

New York State Bans Firefighter Foam Incineration

A hazardous waste handler can no longer burn certain firefighter foams in New York, thanks to a new state law prohibiting the practice in some cities. New York Law Targets Norlite Incinerator in Cohoes Last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation … Continue reading

FDA Pushes Metformin ER Recalls After Cancer Chemical Turns Up in Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

The metformin recalls are coming fast and furious, now that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has confirmed the presence of a probable carcinogen in some versions of the widely used Type 2 diabetes drug. Metformin Recalls: What’s the Problem? … Continue reading

Pharma Companies Face DOJ Scrutiny After Zantac Recalls

GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi SA are facing more scrutiny over recent Zantac recalls. According to separate filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), federal prosecutors are trying to determine if the companies violated the federal False Claims Act by … Continue reading

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