Product News and Recalls

Breast Implant Cancer Cases Will Go to Multidistrict Litigation

Allergan breast implant cases set for multi district litigationApproximately 30 lawsuits filed against healthcare goods manufacturer Allergan will be consolidated into a single multidistrict litigation. Plaintiffs in the lawsuits made the request to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation over their claims that the company’s breast implant products are responsible for their development or potential development of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL.

The extraordinarily rare cancer first became evident ...

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Johnson & Johnson Loses $70 Million Risperdal Appeal

J&J loses Risperdal appealA Tennessee man’s $70 million Risperdal award will stand, and the case could be eligible for punitive damages as well. This was the verdict handed down by a Pennsylvania appeals court after Johnson & Johnson appealed the initial jury award and attempted to have the verdict reversed.

The loss of the appeal alone would be bad enough news for Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit. However, with ink ...

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NDMA Contamination Found in Additional Blood Pressure and Diabetes Medications

additional NDMA contamination found in blood pressure and diabetes drugsPlaintiffs in valsartan-based drug lawsuits filed over possible carcinogenic contamination may have to make room for additional consumers as lawyers push for the inclusion of two other blood pressure medications, losartan and irbesartan. Batches of the drugs, in addition to valsartan, have been found to be tainted with NDMA, or nitrosodimethylamine. NDMA is a known human carcinogen and has been linked to the development of certain types ...

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New Found Freedom and Pervasive Marketing: A Perfect Formula for Sky-high College Campus Vaping Rates

college vaping rates surging to new highsA study published last summer in the journal Pediatrics found that college-adults exposed to in-store vape marketing could be up to twice as likely to start vaping over time. The research was based on surveys of some 2,400 college students and asked them questions about their exposure to vape and e-cigarette marketing. Exposure included anything from TV and radio to billboards, online, and while physically located ...

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West Coast Woman Sues Hotel Chains Over Sex Trafficking Claims

Another woman has come forward alleging that multiple hotel chains knew that she was being trafficked for sex on their properties and, rather than intervening, chose to protect their profits and turn a blind eye instead.

According to CNN, the plaintiff, identified only by the initials A.B., has sued six hotel chains over ongoing abuses she endured while being trafficked between Washington and Oregon at the age of 22. The chains include Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc., Wyndham ...

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NHTSA Investigating Nissan Over Random Autobraking Incidents

Nissan facing questions over autobrake malfunctions in Rogue crossover SUVsFor those that have autobraking vehicles, the first time the system engages can come as quite a shock. Designed to reduce the likelihood of rear-end collisions, autobraking systems use sensors to determine whether the vehicle is closing on the vehicle in front of it too quickly and to apply the brakes if the driver has failed to do so.

The technology is slated to be a standard feature ...

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