Product News and Recalls

Ethicon Recalls Surgical Stapler

ethicon recalls echelon flex staplersJohnson & Johnson’s Ethicon medical device division has recalled a line of surgical staplers over concerns that a part within the jawed hinge of the device may cause staples to be formed improperly. The units are from the Echelon Flex Endopath line and come in a variety of lengths. Echelon Flex staplers are single-use devices and are used for stapling internal tissues, generally during minimally invasive procedures.

Malformed staples in these situations can ...

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As Juul Kills Flavored Vape Sales, Lawsuits and Restrictions Continue

Juul vape lawsuits continue as restrictions increaseAs noted in a previous post, vape maker Juul recently announced it was terminating the sale of nearly all of its flavored pod systems. This includes their menthol flavor; one of the flavors most commonly cited in claims that the company intentionally targeted and marketed to youth customers.

Lawsuits against the company, however, have been stacking up. And parents across the country continue to await their chance to hold the company ...

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J&J Facing $8 Billion Jury Award in Risperdal Decision

jury awards 8 billion dollars in rispersal gynecomastia verdictWhen Nicholas Murray was awarded $1.75 million in compensatory damages over claims that Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic medication Risperdal caused him to develop breast tissue, he had every reason to believe that his ordeal had finally begun to come to an end. Having been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Murray’s psychiatrist put him on the medication off-label, which is to say that his doctor ...

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Expert Paid by Johnson & Johnson Finds Asbestos in J&J Baby Powder

J&J expert finds asbestos in Johnson's Baby PowderJohnson & Johnson has made it perfectly clear that it has no intention of publicly acknowledging the possibility that its Baby Powder product may contain asbestos. In what may be one of the best demonstrations of “deny, deny, deny” ever seen, the J&J refrain can almost be recited from memory at this point: “Johnson’s Baby Powder does not contain asbestos or cause cancer.” Even when faced with bombshell ...

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Bayer Girding for Sharp Rise in Glyphosate Filings

settlement news could lead to sharp increase in roundup glyphosate cancer filingsIt’s been about fifteen months since a California jury found Bayer and its flagship weed killer Roundup responsible for school groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” Johnson’s development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The trial was the first to take on Monsanto’s claims that “science” proved that Roundup was safe and show that most of that science was either paid for by the secretive agricorporation or was simply coming ...

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J&J Baby Powder Pulled from Store Shelves Over Asbestos Contamination

Johnson's Baby Powder recalled over asbestos contaminationAfter months of vehement denials over the presence of asbestos in the talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, certain bottles of the product have been removed from store shelves over concerns of contamination with…asbestos. The move is the latest development in a saga that has torched the reputation of a company that has staked much of that reputation on wholesomeness and providing goods that ...

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