Product News and Recalls

Roundup Trial Postponed as Glyphosate Settlement Negotiations Continue

settlement in roundup cases may be inching closerA Roundup cancer trial that was set to start in the middle of October has been postponed, according to a statement issued by Bayer. The case, Winston v. Monsanto, is just one out of a number of cases that have been put off as plaintiffs and defendants continue to work toward settlement terms acceptable by both sides.

While the case names Monsanto as the defendant, the ...

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It’s a Bad Time to Be in the Vape Business

Vapes. Oils. Juuls. Pods. THC. Nicotine. Lung damage and disease. Death.

The past few months have seen a spotlight turned onto the vaping industry unlike anything it has experienced in its relatively short history. And, depending on who you ask, there are just as many causes for that as there are lawsuits that have been filed as a result.

Momentum has been building against Juul, the preeminent vape manufacturer and the company that thrust vaping into the spotlight, for quite some time. ...

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Church Sex Abuse Accusations Extend Beyond Catholic Dioceses

southern baptist megachurch accused of inaction on sexual abuse of childA prominent Southern Baptist megachurch is facing allegations that a pastor in the organization sexually abused a child at one of its summer camps. Village Church, based in Flower Mound, Texas, has been accused of being “willfully negligent” in the care of the children attending the camp and, as a result, has turned a member family’s life upside down.

The child, referred to ...

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Smarter Vehicles De-emphasizing Driving Skills, Increasing Risky Behaviors

smarter vehicles may be making drivers worseAdaptive cruise control. Lane assist. And, in some cases, complete autopilot. As our nation’s roadways become increasingly crowded, the vehicles on them are getting increasingly smarter. Skills and habits that were once fundamental to the safe operation of a vehicle – things like checking blind spots before changing lanes and maintaining safe following distances – are becoming more and more rare as our vehicles take on these responsibilities themselves.

When used ...

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Confusion, Frustration as Vaping-related Illness Numbers Continue to Rise with No New Answers

cdc issues stricter vape warning than fdaThe CDC has begun recommending that people discontinue the use of any electronic cigarette or other device used for vaping until it can say, with some degree of certainty, what has been making people sick across the country and, in some cases, costing people their lives. This recommendation is a change from the FDA’s initial direction on the matter that specifically targeted illicit, street-purchased vape cartridges ...

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Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Don’t Like Current MDL Judge; Ask for Replacement

drug companies seek removal of federal judge in opioid trialDefendants in the nation’s largest opioid litigation might be reconsidering their odds. If they were confident, they might not have asked for the removal of the federal judge tasked with overseeing thousands of consolidated lawsuits seeking to recover damages from drug makers and distributors for their role in perpetuating the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis.

That, however, is exactly what happened last month when household names like CVS and ...

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