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Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Recall for Possible Asbestos Contamination

Johnson & Johnson has recalled a single lot of Baby Powder, after federal regulators detected trace amounts of cancer-causing asbestos in a bottle of the talc-based powder that was purchased online. 33,000 Bottles Included in Baby Powder Recall According to … Continue reading

3M Military Earplugs Lawsuits: New Federal Order Governs Master and Short Form Complaints

The federal court overseeing thousands of lawsuits involving the 3M Company’s Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, has issued a new order governing the adoption of the Master and Short Form Complaints. Nearly 2,300 Combat Arms Earplugs Pending in MDL Just … Continue reading

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Draws FDA Warning Letter for Tainted Losartan

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is taking Torrent Pharmaceuticals to task over substandard conditions at a plant in Taluka-Kadi, Gujarat, India. The facility manufactured contaminated losartan tablets involved in five recalls over the last year. FDA Inspection Found “Significant … Continue reading

Bayer: Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits Likely Surged in Third Quarter

Monsanto Roundup lawsuits continue to pile up, with Bayer AG and others warning that the number of filings likely surged during the third quarter of 2019. At last count, more 18,400 cases alleging a link between Monsanto Roundup and cancer … Continue reading

Environmental Group Says EPA Paraquat Assessment Ignores Parkinson’s Disease Links

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is drawing sharp criticism from the Center for Biological Diversity over a newly-released paraquat assessment, which purportedly ignores the pesticide’s link to Parkinson’s disease. “A pesticide this toxic has no place near our food … Continue reading

Australian Testing Finds Cancer Chemical in 75% of Zantac and Ranitidine Tablets

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is preparing to update a recent Zantac warning, after a cancer-causing chemical turned up in three-quarters of the ranitidine tablets it’s tested so far. Zantac and NDMA Contamination The Australian developments come just over a … Continue reading

Surgical Staplers Top List of Most Dangerous Medical Technologies

The ECRI Institute has published its annual rundown of the most dangerous medical technologies, placing surgical staplers  at the top of this year’s list. “Injuries and deaths from the misuse of surgical staplers are substantial and preventable,” said Marcus Schabacker, … Continue reading

$8 Billion Risperdal Verdict Not the End of Johnson & Johnson’s Legal Woes

Last week’s $8 billion Risperdal verdict was just the latest legal setback for Johnson & Johnson. Over the past year, the healthcare products giant has faced billions in court losses and settlements for talcum powder, opioid painkillers, artificial hips, and … Continue reading

New York Child Victims Act Lawsuit Targets Former Brighton Gymnastics Coach

Two women who allegedly endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of a former teacher and gymnastics coach have filed a new lawsuit in accordance with the New York Child Victims Act. Child Victims Act Lawsuit Allegations According to … Continue reading

Bayer Roundup Lawsuits Keep Coming, as Australian Farmer Seeks Lymphoma Compensation

An Australian farmer has filed a Monsanto Round Lawsuit against Bayer AG, alleging the popular weed killer was responsible for his lymphoma. Australian Farmer Began Using Roundup in 1976 Ross Wild, 67, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year. According … Continue reading

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