Laurie Villanueva

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

Firefighter Foam Lawsuits Mount, as Filings Exceed 800 in Federal Multidistrict Litigation

The consolidated litigation established for all federally filed lawsuits involving aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) continues to move forward in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, where more than 800 cases have been filed on behalf of firefighters and … Continue reading

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