Product News and Recalls

Ovarian Cancer No Longer Sole Concern with Talc Use

Johnson and Johnson talc linked to asbestos mesothelioma riskJohnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare products company, has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits alleging that the talc contained in its feminine hygiene products causes ovarian cancer when used over time. At issue is the main ingredient found in products like Shower to Shower which was heavily marketed to women, particularly in the 1980s.

The lawsuits allege that the talc, when frequently applied to the genital ...

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Zostavax Label Updated to Reflect Shingles Virus Risk

Zostavax label receives subtle yet important updateThe contraindication section of the label for shingles vaccine Zostavax recently received a subtle, yet important, update.

The previous label made no direct mention of the fact that, if taken by someone who has a suppressed or inactive immune system, Zostavax could actually cause shingles in the vaccinated patient. This is an important point, as the patient would be administered the vaccine specifically to avoid the painful – and potentially life-threatening ...

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In the Absence of Safety Warnings, Actemra May Have Killed Hundreds

rheumatoid arthritis drug actemra may be responsible for hundreds of deathsAs horrible as it can be to endure a life with rheumatoid arthritis, the side effects of the drugs most commonly associated with the treatment of the condition are equally, if not more terrible. In an analysis of more than half a million side effect reports from these medications, clear patterns emerged that indicate strong links to heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure.

Actemra was marketed with ...

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Falling Bricks from Old Building Lead to $6 Million Settlement

building negligence leads to $6 million settlementWhen special education teacher Allison Friedman stopped into a Philadelphia Lululemon Athletica location to buy a gift, she never thought the errand would have life-changing consequences. Unfortunately, years of neglect had caught up with the adjoining building and it was during Friedman’s visit to the neighboring store that the building finally gave way.

Without warning for the shoppers or employees in the store, part of the wall from the building broke ...

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AndroGel Retrial Leads to Award and Another Finding of Negligence

androgel retrial leads to finding of negligenceWhen an AndroGel lawsuit brought against pharmaceutical manufacturer AbbVie resulted in a $150 million award for the Oregon resident who filed it, the legal world took notice. The award was unique not only for the amount, but also in the way the amount was distributed.

A Chicago jury awarded plaintiff Jesse Mitchell nothing in compensation for the injuries or medical costs he incurred after a heart attack he attributed to ...

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Bard Faces First Mesh Trial in New Jersey

New Jersey Bard mesh case set to beginThe first transvaginal mesh case that Bard will face in New Jersey is set to kick off as jury selection began earlier this month. The plaintiff in the case claims that two of Bard’s products, the Avaulta and the Align transvaginal mesh devices, were defective and caused her significant injuries and have left her with lifelong chronic pain. According to courtroom blog CVN, she also claims ...

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