Product News and Recalls

Jury Rules J&J Talc Responsible for CA Woman’s Mesothelioma

Johnson & Johnson loses another talc asbestos mesothelioma case“We are disappointed with today’s verdict and will pursue an appeal because Johnson’s Baby Powder does not contain asbestos or cause cancer.” Another jury has found Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder responsible for a case of mesothelioma and another statement has been issued by the corporation denying that its products contain asbestos.

The verdict marks J&J’s seventh loss in the matter, and while overall results ...

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Study Urges Caution in Patients Taking Rifaximin with Statins

Patients taking Rifaximin to combat gastrointestinal distresses like traveler’s diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and hepatic encephalopathy should be pleased to know that a study published by the American Gastroenterological Association has found the drug to be “largely safe and well-tolerated.” However, the same study urges caution for those patients taking the drug with statins. Statins are used to treat high cholesterol and include commonly prescribed medications such as Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor.

Rifaximin, more commonly known as Xifaxan, is generally known ...

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Johnson & Johnson Accuses Talc Mesothelioma Lawyers of Playing “Race Card”

Johnson & Johnson brings race into talc mesothelioma casesA new lawsuit alleging a link between Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and mesothelioma-causing asbestos fibers took a surprising turn late last month. That was when lawyers for the world’s largest healthcare goods manufacturer and lawyers for a man dying of mesothelioma began debating whether there was a racial aspect to the case that needed to be exposed.

An attorney for Richardo Rimondi, a Peruvian immigrant and father of ...

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A Tidal Wave Builds as Insulin Pricing Outrage Grows

lawsuits filed over rising insulin pricesThere is no way to overstate the importance of the discovery of insulin and the impact it has had on the world. Insulin has either extended or saved the lives of countless diabetics in the nearly 100 years since the discovery occurred. While the event and the attention it would bring would lead to significant strains on the interpersonal relationships of those involved, the researchers nonetheless pressed ...

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Your New Vehicle is a Lemon. What Can You Do?

lemon laws vary from state to stateApproximately 17 million new vehicles were sold in the US in 2018. That’s 17 million chunks of metal, plastic, and electronics that needed to be manufactured to exacting standards. Fuel systems, computer controls, suspensions, ignitions, exhausts, and countless other mechanisms had to come together and work in tandem millions of times for each new car, truck, and other vehicle to function properly or else the whole system could fall apart.

When ...

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Monsanto’s Activities Behind the Scenes Being Forced into Spotlight

Monsanto losing ability to cover attempts to influence glyphosate researchUntil recently, a cornerstone of Monsanto’s defense of glyphosate; its cornerstone weed killer and the primary ingredient in Roundup, has been the volumes of “scientific” evidence which exist only to exalt the compound’s safety. Study after study, according to one of the world’s most secretive corporations, has proven that glyphosate is safe for humans and the use of the chemical poses no safety risks to America’s families.

That ...

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