Drug and Medical Device Lawsuits

Diabetes Drug Invokana No Longer Carries Boxed Warning

FDA drops invokana black boxWhen the FDA made the decision to give Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes drug Invokana a black box warning in 2017, one would like to believe that the decision was not made lightly. The boxed warning is the strongest warning the agency can issue for a drug on the US healthcare market and indicates that the product can pose grave risks to the consumer if used. There is no ...

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Decades Later, Concern Over Breast Implant Safety Intensifies

breast cancer concerns rise for textured and smooth breast implantsAfter millions upon millions of procedures performed over the span of several decades, the safety of the implants used in breast augmentation and reconstructive surgeries have been thrust to the forefront of thought for both the medical community and the women who underwent the operations. For most women exploring the idea of implants in the late-20th to early-21st centuries, concerns over the procedure were limited to the ...

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Internal Documents Show Bayer Underreported Essure Injuries

internal documents show bayer underreported essure injuriesA trove of new documents finally made public show that Bayer did not report a significant number of the reports of injuries it received over its Essure contraceptive device. Touted as a safe alternative to surgical sterilization, Essure would, instead, leave tens of thousands of women with intense bleeding and unbearable pain.

A legal maneuver by advocacy group Public Justice led to the release of the information. The hundreds of pages ...

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Philadelphia IVC Filter Trial Results in $33 Million Verdict

philadelphia ivc filter lawsuit ends in 33 million dollar verdictThe first IVC filter lawsuit to be heard in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas has resulted in a $33 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the case. The verdict is significant because the city’s Court of Common Pleas is hearing over 760 such cases as a part of its IVC filter mass tort program. Some 15,000 additional IVC filter lawsuits are pending in federal courts ...

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Zantac, Ranitidine, NDMA, and You: What You Need to Know

Zantac ranitidine NDMA recall information2020 has not been kind to Sanofi’s flagship heartburn medication Zantac. When reports first surfaced of contamination of the medication with a known carcinogen, attention immediately turned to the labs that made ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac. It wasn’t until researchers discovered that Zantac could be producing the carcinogen itself that calls began for a recall of the drug. The mechanism that could lead to such an occurrence, however, has not ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Textured Breast Implant Cancer Risk Coverup at Allergan

Allergan facing US lawsuits over textured breast implantsMuch of the initial concern over textured breast implant associated cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma started out focused on non-U.S. markets. While the vast majority of U.S.-based breast implant procedures utilize smooth implants, the opposite held true for much of the rest of the market.

Six U.S. women who had textured breast implants used in their augmentation procedures have sued Allergan over their increased cancer risk and allege that ...

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