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  • Bayer's Home Country Planning Glyphosate Ban
    by Levin Papantonio on September 7, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    In the latest blow to German-based conglomerate Bayer, the government of Germany itself has now announced that it will begin phasing out allowed uses of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the controversial herbicide Roundup.Under the plan, all glyphosate use will be banned by the end of 2023,... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • The Current Legal Troubles for the Future of JUUL and other Vaping Companies
    by Levin Papantonio on August 30, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    No nation wants to fight a two-front war, although the U.S. and Germany both did it during the last century. Now, the e-cigarette industry finds itself in the same position. On one front is an ongoing and growing army of injury plaintiffs and their lawyers. On the other front are government... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Can Nexium and Prilosec Cause Greater Susceptibility to Allergies
    by Levin Papantonio on August 23, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    The latest addition to a long list of risks and side effects associated with proton pump inhibitors is a predisposition to allergies, according to an Austrian research team. Their study, based on an examination of national health records spanning four years, has found that patients who take... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Yet Another Pharmaceutical Company in India Gets an FDA Warning Over Valsartan Impurities
    by Levin Papantonio on August 16, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    This month, a fourth Indian drug company involved in the manufacture of valsartan and another angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) received an FDA warning letter over NDEA and NDMA found in its products. Lantech joins Hetero Labs, Aurobindo and Emtech Pharmaceuticals on the list... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Does “JUULing” Pose a Health Risk? Here's What Medical Scientists Have to Say
    by Levin Papantonio on August 9, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Proponents of “vaping” claim that e-cigarettes are a “healthier” (or at least a less harmful) alternative to combustible cigarettes. The exploding popularity of JUUL since its products entered the market in 2015 have only caused a growing debate over whether those claims are actually true.On the... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer Finally Recalled
    by Levin Papantonio on July 26, 2019 at 2:14 am

    This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally requested that manufacturer Allergen issue a “voluntary” recall for its textured Biocell breast implants. The request comes two months after the FDA announced that despite having received a number of reports linking textured breast implants... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Levin Papantonio Wins $1.1 Million Award for Victims of Financial Fraud by Jerry McCutchen and Berthel Fisher
    by Levin Papantonio on July 26, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Arbitrators with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, FINRA, awarded over $1.1 million to Mobile area clients who lost investments and retirement savings as a result of inappropriate recommendations from a former Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services advisor Jerry McCutchen.Mr.... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Johnson and Johnson Faces Criminal Investigation Over “No Asbestos” Claims
    by Levin Papantonio on July 18, 2019 at 1:49 am

    How much did Johnson & Johnson really know about asbestos contamination of the talc it used in its Baby Powder? A federal grand jury has been impaneled by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) to find an answer to just that question.Since the first cancer lawsuits over talc were filed in 2016,... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Helping Victims of Child Sex Trafficking: Knowing the Signs and What to Do
    by Levin Papantonio on July 12, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    If there is any silver lining to recent revelations involving billionaire Jeffery Epstein alleged recidivism (he entered a “not guilty” plea to recent charges this past week), it is that it has brought greater public attention to the ongoing tragedy of sex trafficking and slavery of... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Jeffrey Epstein Arrested on Sex Trafficking Charges – More High-Profile Arrests to Follow?
    by Levin Papantonio on July 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Billionaire financier Jeffery Epstein, already a registered sex offender, was arrested by New York law enforcement over the weekend for allegedly engaging in sex trafficking of underage girls. The reporter who originally broke the story has been following Epstein's illicit activities over the... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Another Country Bans Glyphosate: Will Bayer Seek to Settle With Plaintiffs?
    by Levin Papantonio on July 7, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Bayer AG got more bad news this week as the Austrian parliament voted to ban glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company's legacy flagship product, Roundup. One member of the parliament told the media, “We want to be a role model for other countries in the EU and the world.” Other European... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • More Recalls at Fisher-Price Related to Deadly Inclined Sleeper
    by Levin Papantonio on June 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Only eight weeks after recalling the Rock N' Play Inclined Sleeper that has been implicated in over 30 infant deaths, Fisher-Price has issued a new recall for a similar product that is included as an accessory for the Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard.According to the company website,... To read the entire article, click the title above.