Product News and Recalls

California to Add Glyphosate to List of Cancer-causing Chemicals

glyphosate in Roundup added to California Prop 65 list of carcinogenic chemicalsA branch of California’s state Environmental Protection Agency is adding glyphosate, a major component of Monsanto’s popular weed killer, Roundup, to its list of potentially cancer-causing chemicals identified in the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The chemical is being added to the Act, which is also known as Proposition 65, because it is now associated with causing cancer, ...

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Daiichi-Sankyo Announces Benicar Settlement in Strongly Worded Press Release

daiichi-sankyo announces benicar settlement“The impact to the financial position of the company is not considered material because, upon presentation of proper claim documentation, the settlement fund is expected to be comprised primarily of proceeds from several of Daiichi Sankyo Group’s insurance companies supplemented with company funds.

Daiichi Sankyo believes that the claims made in this litigation are without merit, and does not admit liability.”

We don’t believe we did anything wrong and it doesn’t matter much anyway because ...

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August 23 Benicar Settlement Deadline Approaching

Given the upcoming deadline, Lopez McHugh, LLP will discontinue evaluations of Benicar lawsuits after August 19, 2017.

benicar settlement deadline august 23A $300 million settlement was announced on August 1 over the popular blood pressure medication Benicar. The Benicar settlement follows the filing of thousands of lawsuits and several years of litigation against the drug’s makers – Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories. Benicar lawsuits have alleged that manufacturers did not adequately warn of the association between ...

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Jury Rules Olympus Negligent in Medical Scope “Superbug” Case

olympus found negligent in duodenoscope trialA Washington state jury has issued a critical ruling regarding Olympus and their duodenoscopes and found that the corporation’s much debated product design is not unsafe. However, the jury did order the corporation to pay $6.6 million for failing to provide proper warnings for its scopes, which have been found to have contributed to outbreaks of an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” across the country since 2010.

Despite the ordered payout, Olympus ...

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New Lawsuit Claims Zostavax Shingles Link

Zostavax linked to causing shinglesA lawsuit filed in mid-July seeks compensation and damages for 18 patients who claim that Merck’s anti-shingles vaccine Zostavax actually gave them the condition they were seeking to avoid. Hailing from a variety of states, the plaintiffs have come together to sue Merck in its home state of New Jersey.

Zostavax is targeted at people aged 50 years or older and the CDC has gone so far as to issue ...

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With IVC Filter Failures, Blood Clots Create Double Jeopardy

ivc filter complications make blood clots more dangerousThe body’s ability to stop its own bleeding is pretty incredible when you think about it. Under normal circumstances, an abrasion or cut will eventually stop bleeding on its own because your blood solidifies and coagulates to prevent any further loss. It’s one of the most important ways the body protects itself. Without this ability, a minor cut, scrape, or abrasion could turn into a life-threatening injury; a threat ...

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