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Have Anemia? A Proton Pump Inhibitor Could be to Blame.

A new study is pointing to another concerning proton pump inhibitor side effect – iron deficiency. Proton pump inhibitors – including Nexium, Prilosec, and PrevAcid — are some of the most widely-used drugs in the world. In 2013, in fact, … Continue reading

Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Jurors Want Landmark Cancer Verdict Upheld

Jurors who recently awarded $289 million to the first plaintiff to take a Monsanto Roundup lawsuit to trial in the United States are urging a California judge to uphold their unanimous, landmark verdict. Plaintiff Dwayne Johnson, 46, a former California … Continue reading

Heart, Blood Pressure Drug Prices Soar Following Worldwide Valsartan Recall

Consumers throughout the United States are shelling out significantly more money for their heart and blood pressure drugs, thanks to a series of generic valsartan recalls that began over the summer. Valsartan Price Hikes Could Have Long-Lasting Impact According to … Continue reading

$68 Million Verdict Awarded to New Jersey’s 1st C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Survives Challenge

A New Jersey Superior Court judge has upheld the $68 million verdict awarded to a woman who suffered serious injuries and complications from C.R. Bard, Inc.’s defectively-designed transvaginal mesh implants. The case was the first involving Bard’s products to go … Continue reading

1st Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Will Head to Trial in December 2019, as Federal Court Revises Bellwether Schedule

The federal court overseeing hundreds of hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh implants has revised its pretrial schedule, setting the stage for the first bellwether trial to begin in December 2019. First Physiomesh Bellwether Trial to … Continue reading

Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits Move Forward, as Federal MDL Preps for First Bellwether Trial

The federal court overseeing hundreds of cancer lawsuits involving Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer will convene its first bellwether trial in February 2019. More than 560 Roundup lawsuits are currently pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, where … Continue reading

Federal Panel Denies Plaintiffs’ Motion to Centralize Gadolinium MRI Contrast Dye Lawsuits

A  judicial panel has denied a plaintiffs’ motion requesting centralization of all product liability lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of linear gadolinium-based MRI contrast dyes, or GBCAs, in a single U.S. District Court. Defendants Opposed Motion to Centralize Gadolinium Toxicity … Continue reading

Chinese Drug Maker Faces Multiple Valsartan Lawsuits Following Global Recalls

The Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturer responsible for dozens of valsartan recalls around the world is now facing legal headaches in the United States. According to FiercePharma.com, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical recently disclosed that it had been named a defendant in multiple valsartan … Continue reading

Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Move Forward, With Federal Litigation Set to Convene Informational Hearing

The federal court overseeing the multidistrict litigation recently established for hernia mesh lawsuits involving C.R. Bard Inc.’s polypropylene implants will hold an informational hearing later today. Topics to Be Addressed at Bard Hernia Mesh Meeting According to a Pretrial Order … Continue reading

European Regulator Renews Birth Defect Warning for Dolutegravir-Containing HIV Drugs

European regulators have renewed warnings for dolutegravir, an HIV medication that has been linked to neural tube birth defects when taken in the earliest days of a pregnancy.  Dolutegravir and Neural Tube Birth Defects Dolutegravir is currently sold in the United States … Continue reading

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