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Second Loss Opens Door to Flood of Talc Cancer Lawsuits

j&j suffers second loss in talc ovarian cancer battleWhen a St. Louis jury found that Johnson & Johnson talc was not only responsible for a woman’s fatal case of ovarian cancer, but had also known about talc’s dangers for decades, it was only a matter of time before more information on the topic would be forced out of the shadows.

The jury wasn’t happy with J&J, and their fury came through in their verdict. While $10 million ...

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Braun Recalls Over 1000 Hemodialysis Machines

recall issued for braun dialysis machinesThe FDA recently announced the recall of well over 1000 hemodialysis machines produced by B. Braun Medical Inc. The recall was designated as a Class I recall which is the most serious type issued by the agency. A Class I recall indicates that continued use of the hemodialysis machines in question could lead to serious injuries or death.

The affected machines were manufactured between 2013 and late 2015 and saw ...

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Medical Errors Become a Leading Cause of Death in the United States

medical errors third leading cause of death in united statesHere’s an interesting game to play at your next party – ask everyone to list the top three causes of death in the United States. Odds are that you’d get a very eclectic mix of responses.

If media reports were to be believed, murder would have to be pretty far up there. Local news thrives on the idea that you live in a very dangerous world (no matter ...

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Volkswagen Launches Vehicle Buyback Program in U.S. Market

volkswagen vehicle buybackUnder most circumstances, a vehicle recall action means a notice in the mail, an irritated customer spending the day at a dealership, and a return to the road. In the case of the Volkswagen pollution scandal, however, the day at the dealership may now be spent selling your car back to the manufacturer.

Last week, Volkswagen agreed to settlement terms that included not only the responsibility of fixing customer vehicles with emissions defeat systems, but ...

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FDA Sued Over Resume Redactions

FDA Sued Over Resume Redactions

FDA sued over redacted resumes of committee membersDefense, intelligence, national security; these are all aspects of the federal government where one expects to see redactions in information released to the general public. We are all familiar with images of government documents with words, paragraphs, or even entire pages redacted, or “blacked out.”

Most of these documents are obtained through what are called FOIA requests, or Freedom of Information Act requests. In 1966, the ...

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Doctors Using Philadelphia Pioneer’s Work to Help Opiate-Addicted Newborns

opiate addicted newborns on the riseFor most of us, the first few hours after birth are an incredible combination of lights, sounds, smells, tastes, and sensations all experienced for the very first time. For a growing number of newborns, however, that experience also includes drug withdrawal.

Doctors across the country are witnessing a resurgence in opiate use among pregnant mothers and it has the medical community looking for solutions.

According to an article recently published on ...

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