Product News and Recalls

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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Think the FDA Has Your Best Interests in Mind? You May Want to Think Again.

FDA under fire for industry-friendly approach“Instead of a regulator and a regulated industry, we now have a partnership. That relationship has tilted the agency away from a public health perspective to an industry friendly perspective.” This is the assessment of Dr. Michael Carome, director of health research for Public Citizen, on the current state of affairs at the Food and Drug Administration.

Earlier this summer, ProPublica published a damning look at the agency responsible ...

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Medical Community Turns Against Textured Breast Implants

warnings increase on textured breast implantsWhat a difference seven years can make.

The FDA first mentioned a possible link between rough-textured breast implants and a particular type of lymphoma in 2011. The warning was more of a glancing blow than anything and failed to raise any significant alarms – after all, the risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma was purported to be less than one in 500,000. As one implant manufacturer chided, “A woman is more ...

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As FDA Rails Against ‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Doctors Say Not So Fast

The FDA has recently taken aim at several companies it says are marketing devices for uses other than those they were approved to treat. At issue is the use of energy and laser devices – usually used in dermatological and other similar procedures – for a treatment that has become known as “vaginal rejuvenation.” The procedure has been said to be capable of remedying several symptoms like vaginal dryness, pain during sex, and other types of ...

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Federal Essure Lawsuits Headed Back to Philadelphia Court

essure lawsuit goes back to state courtEssure will no longer be marketed in the United States in the near future – or anywhere else in the world for that matter – but that doesn’t mean that the lawsuits surrounding the device are going anywhere. And, in at least one situation, a federal court has ruled that, at least for now, it’s not a federal issue.

Bayer had initially requested the move to the federal bench under the ...

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Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Leads to $289 Million Verdict

Monsanto loses roundup defense case in 289 million dollar verdictThe trial of a California school groundskeeper versus one of the largest, most secretive corporations in the world has resulted in a $289 million verdict in his favor. A California jury made the decision earlier this month and it could have drastic repercussions for future trials over the possible harms caused by Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

Dewayne Johnson’s case was unique in that it not ...

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