Product News and Recalls

Essure Faces New U.S. Restrictions

essure facing new sales restrictions in U.S.The sale and implantation of Essure in the United States is facing a new set of federally-mandated restrictions, and the government has left the enforcement of that mandate to the company that manufactures the device being restricted.

In response to a decline in demand for its female sterilization solution that quite literally spans the globe, Bayer ceased sales of Essure in every market on the planet except the United States late ...

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UPDATE: Jury Issues Striking Punitive Damage Award in J&J Talc Asbestos Case

jury issues 80 million dollar punitive verdict in Johnson baby powder asbestos caseThe jury that found that asbestos present in Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powder products led to a man’s mesothelioma has awarded the plaintiff an additional $80 million in punitive damages.

New Jersey resident Stephen Lanzo claimed that his use of the company’s talc powders since his birth in 1972 resulted in long-term exposure to asbestos fibers. Now diagnosed with mesothelioma, Lanzo already ...

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UPDATE: New Jersey Bard Mesh Trial Ends in $68 Million Awarded in Damages

New Jersey bard mesh lawsuit ends in 68 million dollar verdictBard’s first pelvic mesh implant trial in New Jersey ended with a combined $33 million awarded in compensatory damages to the plaintiff and her husband when it concluded that two of the company’s mesh devices were defectively designed. That award more than doubled shortly after when the jury tacked on an additional $35 million in punitive damages in the case.

Plaintiff Mary McGinnis had ...

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Ovarian Cancer No Longer Sole Concern with Talc Use

Johnson and Johnson talc linked to asbestos mesothelioma riskJohnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare products company, has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits alleging that the talc contained in its feminine hygiene products causes ovarian cancer when used over time. At issue is the main ingredient found in products like Shower to Shower which was heavily marketed to women, particularly in the 1980s.

The lawsuits allege that the talc, when frequently applied to the genital ...

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Zostavax Label Updated to Reflect Shingles Virus Risk

Zostavax label receives subtle yet important updateThe contraindication section of the label for shingles vaccine Zostavax recently received a subtle, yet important, update.

The previous label made no direct mention of the fact that, if taken by someone who has a suppressed or inactive immune system, Zostavax could actually cause shingles in the vaccinated patient. This is an important point, as the patient would be administered the vaccine specifically to avoid the painful – and potentially life-threatening ...

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In the Absence of Safety Warnings, Actemra May Have Killed Hundreds

rheumatoid arthritis drug actemra may be responsible for hundreds of deathsAs horrible as it can be to endure a life with rheumatoid arthritis, the side effects of the drugs most commonly associated with the treatment of the condition are equally, if not more terrible. In an analysis of more than half a million side effect reports from these medications, clear patterns emerged that indicate strong links to heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure.

Actemra was marketed with ...

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