Product News and Recalls

Report Renews Concerns over Pesticide Residue on Produce

strawberries, spinach and kale among worst for pesticide residueAs temperatures warm across the country and people start thinking about putting away their sweaters for the year, it’s not uncommon for thoughts to also turn to fresher, lighter foods. Salads and fresh fruit start taking the place of pot roasts, chili, and other heavier winter favorites as our diets make way for the bright and fresh flavors of the warm seasons.

Unfortunately, those fresh foods can also carry ...

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Breast Implant Safety Draws Renewed Federal Attention

breast implants of all types now under microscope over cancer worriesThe long-term safety of breast implants; a topic widely thought to have been resolved over the decades, is receiving renewed interest from medical communities around the world and is now on the radar of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. What started as concern over a type of cancer predominantly tied to textured breast implants has led to new questions being raised ...

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Roundup Cancer Trial Jury Finds Glyphosate Responsible for Man’s Cancer

jury finds Roundup caused man's cancerA San Francisco jury finds Roundup caused a man’s cancer just as it was about to enter its second week of deliberations. In the second Roundup cancer trial to be heard in a courtroom, final arguments in Edwin Hardeman’s case against the manufacturer (Monsanto was purchased by Bayer for $63 billion) were delivered last week and the jury had been deliberating since. As those closely watching the ...

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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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