Product News and Recalls

Juror to Roundup Judge: Let Our Decision Stand

juror asks roundup judge not to reduce award amountA juror in the Roundup cancer trial brought by Edwin Hardeman has taken the unusual step of writing a letter to the judge who presided over the matter asking him to let the verdict stand without reducing it. Stating that the $80 million award was “no accident” and came about through “meticulous planning” by the jury, the letter is attributed only to “juror #5.”

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Reconstructive Breast Mesh Adds to Concerns Over Implant Illnesses

new concerns over mesh used in breast reconstructionIt’s getting harder and harder to miss the fact that there’s been a tidal shift in the perception of safety around breast implants. This shift isn’t just happening here in the United States. Women around the world are discovering that not only is there a chance of serious adverse events associated with their implants, but they may not have been told of those dangers prior to undergoing their procedures.

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Latest Roundup Lawsuit Looks to Change Tactics

Missouri lawsuit seeks refunds for all roundup purchasesThe people of Missouri, at least according to a class-action lawsuit filed in the state capital, have a message for Bayer when it comes to Roundup: we’d like a refund.

That is the aim of a class-action lawsuit filed against Roundup manufacturer Bayer in a Kansas City courtroom. The lawsuit alleges that Bayer was fraudulent in its marketing and advertising of the world’s most popular herbicide ...

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Dissatisfaction Intensifies Over FDA Inaction on Breast Implant Cancer

dissatisfaction continues over FDA response to breast implant cancerInvestigations into the growing body of evidence indicating a link between breast implants and a certain type of breast cancer are showing a troubling common thread: a complete lack of warning for the patient over the danger.

Numbers seem to support the notion that the decision to receive breast implants is made without much; if any, concern over personal health. 75 percent of the 400,000 breast implant procedures conducted ...

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Robotic Surgery: Straight Out of Sci-Fi, But Is It the Best Option?

new study casts doubt on robotic surgery successRobotic surgery. The phrase itself brings about mental images from scenes set in our favorite science fiction movies. Seeing the machines only serves to cement the vision. Looming towers with arms cascading down like metallic tentacles, they look like something that could be used to bring life to the galaxy’s newest cybernetic organisms.

The truth, however, is that robotic surgery is hardly new, and has been used ...

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J&J Settles Washington State Pelvic Mesh Claim

Johnson and Johnson settles Washington state pelvic mesh lawsuitJust hours before Johnson & Johnson was set to defend itself from claims that it failed to properly inform the people of Washington State of the risks involved with the use of its pelvic mesh products, the corporation settled the case with the attorney general’s office for $9.9 million.

In agreeing to the settlement, J&J has admitted to no wrongdoing, but Washington State will now ...

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