Product News and Recalls

Xeljanz Gets Black Box Warning

fda issues black box warning for Pfizer's XeljanzCiting data gathered from an ongoing clinical trial, the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a black box warning for Pfizer’s rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis medication Xeljanz. The warning, the agency’s most severe, also applies to the extended release version of the drug, Xeljanz XR.

The warnings stem from the discovery of an increased risk of blood clots and the death of the ...

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New Study Sheds Light on State of Vehicle Safety

new study highlights vehicle safety differences for men and women“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” It’s an adage that is used time and time again to harken back to a day when vehicles were built like tanks and fuel contained copious amounts of lead, yet safety standards were a fraction of what they are today.

From their computers to their airbags and everything between, the contrasts between today’s vehicles and those that came before them ...

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Heart Devices Recalled as 3 Die

faulty heart devices kill 3More than 750 Edwards Lifesciences Corp IntraClude intra-aortic occlusion heart devices have been recalled in what the FDA has deemed a Class I recall. The Class I recall is the agency’s strictest and most dire recall warning and indicates that the continued use of the recalled product could cause serious injury or death.

The IntraClude was designed to serve as the patient’s heart and lungs during a cardiopulmonary bypass ...

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As Work Continues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey Considers Implications of New Sex Abuse Statutes of Limitations

Pennsylvania and New Jersey work to extend statute of limitations in church sex abuse casesMultiple bills to extend the statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse have been under consideration in Pennsylvania in recent months. Republican Representative Paul Schemel of Franklin does not want to see a change to the laws governing how long a survivor of sexual abuse has before they must come forward. “We have statutes of limitations for reasons,” he stated ...

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New Civil Suits Filed Against 3M for Earplug Fraud

civil suits filed against 3m over faulty earplugsTwo United States Army veterans have filed civil suits against 3M for injuries they’ve sustained as a result of the corporation’s design and manufacturing of faulty earplugs and then knowingly selling them to the US government.

Earlier this year, 3M settled with the government after a whistleblower contacted officials and informed them that not only was it buying faulty earplugs to protect the hearing of its ...

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Juror to Roundup Judge: Let Our Decision Stand

juror asks roundup judge not to reduce award amountA juror in the Roundup cancer trial brought by Edwin Hardeman has taken the unusual step of writing a letter to the judge who presided over the matter asking him to let the verdict stand without reducing it. Stating that the $80 million award was “no accident” and came about through “meticulous planning” by the jury, the letter is attributed only to “juror #5.”

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