Product News and Recalls

Textured Breast Implants Officially Off the European Market

textured breast implants no longer available on European marketFrench health regulators have officially suspended their approval of the use of textured breast implants. The move means that the implants, which differ from the smooth-surfaced implants more widely used throughout the United States, are effectively no longer available anywhere in Europe. 

Textured breast implants have been implicated as a possible cause of a specific type of lymphoma. The disease, formally known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, is ...

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Kimberly-Clark Issues Kotex Tampon Recall

A recall has been issued by healthcare goods manufacturer Kimberly-Clark for various lots of regular absorbency ‘U by Kotex’ Sleek Tampons. The recall affects lots manufactured between October 7th, 2016, and October 16th, 2018 and distributed for sale between October 17th, 2016, and October 23rd, 2018. Lot numbers and dates of manufacture can be checked on the bottom of the product’s packaging and a full listing of recalled lot numbers can be found here.

The recall comes ...

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Northern New Jersey Surgery Center Patients May Have Been Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

lax sanitation could have exposed surgery center patients to diseasesIn the days leading up to and following the holidays, a knock at the door from someone wearing a USPS uniform usually means a surprise has arrived and is wrapped with paper and a bow. For hundreds of patients of the Saddle Brook HealthPlus Surgery Center, however, the carrier brought a surprise of the worst kind.

The repeated failure to follow sterilization and sanitation procedures ...

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Administrator of PA Dioceses Sex Abuse Funds Has Extensive Prior Experience

The vast majority of Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses have chosen Kenneth Feinberg’s Washington, D.C.-based law firm to handle the administration of funds they’re using to compensate survivors of sex abuse at the hands of the Church.

Feinberg is highly experienced in such matters and has become, as described by triblive.com, the “go-to person for determining how people are compensated in the wake of tragedy.” His prior engagements include the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State ...

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Documents Give New Insight into One Opioid Exec’s Sales Obsession

documents show Sackler's obsession with flooding US with opioidsIt’s not unreasonable to assume that you’ve never heard of the Sackler family. And, you might not have even heard of Purdue Pharma; the company the Sacklers started and still maintain control over today. But, it’s almost a sure bet that you’ve heard of OxyContin, and it’s increasingly likely that you either personally know someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis gripping the nation or have ...

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Talc, Asbestos, and the Johnson & Johnson Verdict: What Does it All Mean?

more information about Johnson and Johnson talc powder and ovarian cancer lawsuitsThe issue of the possible dangers posed by talc-based products has become rather complicated over the past few months. As a result, we wanted to take a moment to review the current goings-on, touch on the multiple facets that are now involved, and offer a bit of analysis.

What began as questions over talc’s culpability in causing ovarian cancer has since become something so much larger. ...

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