FDA Calls for Immediate Removal of Zantac From Market
by Levin Papantonio on April 2, 2020 at 11:52 pm
On April 1, 2020, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its request that all Zantac brand heartburn drugs, prescription and over-the-counter, be immediately pulled from the market.This action came amidst the FDA’s ongoing investigation, which concluded that storing this... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Coronavirus Disrupts Dockets in Talc Lawsuits
by Levin Papantonio on March 27, 2020 at 2:42 pm
The coronavirus outbreak has touched virtually every aspect of our lives, including our court system. On March 18, a New Jersey state court declared it was delaying proceedings in a case against American International Industries, the parent company for talc-product manufacturer Clubman.In the... To read the entire article, click the title above.
FDA Declares West Palm Beach Mammography Facility to be “Serious Health Risk”
by Levin Papantonio on March 24, 2020 at 12:08 am
Floridian women in the West Palm Beach area, please take note: The Breast Institute in West Palm Beach is unauthorized to perform mammography.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took corrective action against The Breast Institute, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, after declaring that... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Bayer Gets Hit With Another Lawsuit Over Monsanto—This Time From an Investor
by Levin Papantonio on March 17, 2020 at 11:27 pm
Bayer opened a Pandora’s box when it acquired Monsanto Co. in 2018. Since acquiring the maker of Roundup weed killer, the multinational pharmaceutical giant has faced lawsuits from nearly 49,000 Roundup users who claim the product causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).Now, to make matters worse,... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Allergan’s Failure to Warn Prompts Six New Lawsuits
by Levin Papantonio on March 13, 2020 at 2:40 pm
A group of women is accusing breast implant manufacturer Allergan of intentionally keeping the public in the dark about the cancer risk their product poses. Six women filed lawsuits against the company for its understated label warnings regarding BIOCELL textured implants, and the plaintiffs... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Efforts to Ban Flavored Vape and Tobacco at Federal Level Moves Forward
by Levin Papantonio on March 4, 2020 at 6:56 pm
As news coverage of e-cigarette related illnesses has faded into the background, the U.S. House of Representatives took a major step last week by passing the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act, which bans all sales of flavored vape as well as tobacco products, namely menthol cigarettes.... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Jury Awards $265 Million for Farmer Whose Crops Damaged by Dicamba
by Levin Papantonio on March 1, 2020 at 3:07 pm
Bayer CEO Werner Baumann's $63 billion gamble on purchasing Monsanto continues to spiral downward. Not only is Bayer facing more than 43,000 glyphosate claims from Roundup users afflicted with cancer, but now, a small army of farmers are lining up to sue the company over dicamba, another... To read the entire article, click the title above.
JPML Says No to Consolidation of Human Trafficking Lawsuits
by Levin Papantonio on February 21, 2020 at 12:57 am
Twenty-one sex trafficking survivors who filed lawsuits against various hotels where they were victimized will not have their cases consolidated before a single court, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled last week.Despite the fact that all of the cases share the same cause of... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Johnson & Johnson's Winning Streak Ends With $750 Million Verdict for Plaintiffs
by Levin Papantonio on February 12, 2020 at 2:11 pm
A jury in Johnson & Johnson's home state of New Jersey ordered the health care and cosmetic products giant to pay punitive damages of $750 million in a talc mesothelioma case last week. The verdict comes on top of $37 million in compensatory damages awarded to four plaintiffs who claimed their... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Effective?
by Levin Papantonio on January 31, 2020 at 9:41 pm
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec (omeprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) have been linked to numerous serious side effects, ranging from pneumonia, osteoporosis and kidney stones to cardiovascular disease and cancer. These medications have also been implicated in accelerated aging... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Is it Glyphosate, or Something Else?
by Levin Papantonio on January 29, 2020 at 2:14 pm
Three juries have determined that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, is a carcinogen. These verdicts are in agreement with the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which concluded that glyphosate is likely to cause cancer, and other scientific studies that... To read the entire article, click the title above.
NDMA Discovered in a Second Antacid; Manufacturer Issues Recall
by Levin Papantonio on January 15, 2020 at 1:57 am
Drugmaker Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for three lots of the antacid Nizatidine (Axid) after traces of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) were discovered in the active ingredient. Although no adverse events have been reported, Mylan is notifying all... To read the entire article, click the title above.
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