Product News and Recalls

Xarelto Lawsuits Lead to Settlement

bayer settles 25000 Xarelto lawsuits“There is no admission of liability, and we remain steadfast that the claims raised in the litigation contradict years of scientific data and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s repeated confirmation of Xarelto’s safety and efficacy.” These are the words a Janssen Pharmaceuticals spokeswoman emailed the Associated Press in an effort to take the sting out of the fact that the company, along with Bayer, had just agreed ...

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3 Settlements, One Win Finish Turbulent March for J&J

J&J settles 3 talc asbestos casesJust two weeks after a California jury awarded a dying woman $29 million having decided that asbestos in talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused her to develop mesothelioma, the corporation finished an active month with a mixed record overall.

Three cases alleging the same link were waiting to be heard in state courts in Oklahoma, New York, and California. They were settled under confidential ...

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Latest Roundup Cancer Verdict to Cost Bayer $80 Million

Monsanto and Bayer lose another roundup cancer trial“A responsible company would test its product. A responsible company would tell their customers if they knew it causes cancer.” These are the words that Edwin Hardeman’s attorney used to send a San Francisco jury into back deliberations; this time to put a value on Hardeman’s life and his battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Aimee Wagstaff, one of Hardeman’s attorneys in the trial, pushed the jury to come back with ...

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Report Renews Concerns over Pesticide Residue on Produce

strawberries, spinach and kale among worst for pesticide residueAs temperatures warm across the country and people start thinking about putting away their sweaters for the year, it’s not uncommon for thoughts to also turn to fresher, lighter foods. Salads and fresh fruit start taking the place of pot roasts, chili, and other heavier winter favorites as our diets make way for the bright and fresh flavors of the warm seasons.

Unfortunately, those fresh foods can also carry ...

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Breast Implant Safety Draws Renewed Federal Attention

breast implants of all types now under microscope over cancer worriesThe long-term safety of breast implants; a topic widely thought to have been resolved over the decades, is receiving renewed interest from medical communities around the world and is now on the radar of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. What started as concern over a type of cancer predominantly tied to textured breast implants has led to new questions being raised ...

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Roundup Cancer Trial Jury Finds Glyphosate Responsible for Man’s Cancer

jury finds Roundup caused man's cancerA San Francisco jury finds Roundup caused a man’s cancer just as it was about to enter its second week of deliberations. In the second Roundup cancer trial to be heard in a courtroom, final arguments in Edwin Hardeman’s case against the manufacturer (Monsanto was purchased by Bayer for $63 billion) were delivered last week and the jury had been deliberating since. As those closely watching the ...

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