Product News and Recalls

For Some Risperdal Users, Side Effect Reminder is as Close as Nearest Mirror

gynocomastia lawsuits continue over risperdalFormer users of Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ antipsychotic drug Risperdal continue to feel the impact of a long-undisclosed potential side effect of the medication. The drug is intended to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, however, since its release, multiple misrepresentations about Risperdal have been made to patients and their doctors. In perhaps the most glaring example, some males who have used the drug have developed a disorder called gynecomastia. The condition causes them to ...

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Data Appears to Negate Key GOP Healthcare Argument

data proves GOP anti-healthcare argument wrongIt’s no secret that health care, and access to that health care, is a key focal point in the current American political landscape. And while each side works overtime to put the spotlight on the data that best illustrates its respective points, one side seems to continue clinging to an argument that data suggests simply is not true.

Tapping into a common theme, Republicans have repeatedly villainized medical malpractice laws, lawyers, and ...

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Pressure Stays on Takata as New Deadlines Set

new deadlines set in takata recallAny hope that disgraced airbag manufacturer Takata might have had of an easing of pressure by lawmakers and regulators to see its airbag recall through evaporated recently when deadlines to complete the monumental task were actually moved up.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an order last month that sets new, accelerated deadlines for when replacement airbag systems must be available to auto manufacturers. It also increased the responsibility of ...

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E-Cigarettes Could Pose Unexpected Dangers

faulty e-cigarettes are exploding and injuring usersWhile the dangers of smoking have been apparent and well-documented for quite some time, the risks associated with cigarettes’ new electronic cousins are just now becoming more widely known. And, unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes don’t even need to be smoked in order to cause harm.

A growing number of e-cigarettes are malfunctioning and raising concerns about the safety of the devices. The Food and Drug Administration has recorded 66 ...

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New Year, New Focus on Managing Your Diabetes

It’s a new year and if you’re like most, you’re considering at least one way that you might try to improve your life as we move through 2017. For many, that also means considering how they can better manage their health and wellness; including how they’re treating their diabetes.

As the number of diabetics continues to rise in the U.S., prevention has in many cases turned to management. In fact, some statistics indicate that a full 50% ...

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Judge Cuts Billion Dollar Hip Verdict by Half

pinnacle hip implant jury award cutBoth sides made their case and the decision was left to the jury. That jury came back with its decision and a very powerful message. $30 million was to paid by Johnson & Johnson for damages sustained by the plaintiffs after receiving Pinnacle hip replacement implants. An additional $1 billion was to be paid in punitive damages.

That verdict was just one in a series of losses for the medical device ...

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