Product News and Recalls

Monsanto Moves to Negate Roundup Award

Monsanto moves to have Roundup verdict overturnedIn a move that surprises absolutely no one, Monsanto has filed to have the $289 million award it was ordered to pay California school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson thrown out. The award came after a jury found that glyphosate present in the company’s Roundup product directly caused Mr. Johnson to develop a case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His doctors fear that the cancer will kill the husband and father ...

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AndroGel Settlement Draws Closer as Sides Reach Consensus

testosterone therapy lawsuits may be reaching settlementAfter years of litigation and a series of legal decisions that never really gave either side any clear advantage, the battle over testosterone therapy and the methods used to market it may finally be coming to a close.

Of the nearly 7,000 lawsuits filed by men claiming that their use of testosterone therapy led to dangerous complications including heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots, more than half were ...

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New Impurity Discovered in Heart Medication

Several medications containing valsartan, a component of generic medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were found to be tainted with a chemical impurity earlier this summer. The discovery of NDMA in the drug, a chemical used in everything from rocket fuel to fish processing, led to a voluntary recall of several valsartan-based medications in July.

NDMA, or N-nitrosodimethylamine, is listed as a possible human carcinogen with the EPA. And while not all valsartan-based medications ...

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Diabetes Drug Linked to Flesh-Eating Genital Infection

sglt2 inhibitors linked to flesh-eating genital infectionDiabetic patients taking Invokana, Farxiga, or Jardiance are on alert over reports that these SGLT2 inhibitors could possibly cause a potentially lethal flesh-eating infection of the genitals. Bloomberg recently reported that SGLT2 inhibitor-induced Fourneir’s gangrene was observed in a dozen patients between March 2013 and May 2018. All cases required surgery and in one case the condition proved fatal. The FDA has said that more cases could ...

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Families Still Reeling in Aftermath of Contamination Findings Seen by Trump Administration as “PR Nightmare”

families suffering as administration treats contamination as a pr nightmare“I know that you can’t bring back three people that I lost, but they’re gone.” This is what retired airman Henry Betz had to say to federal officials during a recent “community engagement session.” The meetings; this one taking place in Horsham, Pennsylvania, are in response to recent revelations that groundwater used by military bases and their surrounding communities throughout the country was contaminated ...

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Monsanto Roundup Cases Highlight Importance of Humanizing Damage

jury finds roundup responsible for man's cancerTwo legal teams assemble in a San Francisco courtroom to argue whether the most popular weed killer in the world caused a school system groundskeeper to develop a terminal instance of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The jury hears the science behind the claims and the challenges to those scientific findings. They get a glimpse into the inner workings of one of the most secretive corporations on the planet. And they meet the ...

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