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Bayer and Johnson & Johnson Oppose Consolidation of Xarelto Lawsuits

Xarelto plaintiffs are asking that federal lawsuits be consolidated in East St. Louis, IL. Bloomberg reports that there are approximately 50 cases filed in 15 different federal courts to date. The plaintiffs have requested that a multidistrict litigation be formed to help move the cases along more efficiently.

Xarelto is a blood thinner that was first approved for use in 2011. The medication is intended to prevent blood clots in patients undergoing certain ...

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Former FDA Commissioner May Testify Against Johnson & Johnson in Risperdal Lawsuit

Ongoing litigation against the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) involves the allegations of improper and deceitful marketing of their antipsychotic drug, Risperdal. A Risperdal lawsuit being heard in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court may take an interesting turn with the involvement of a former commissioner from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A recent article from Philly.com discusses the possibility that the former FDA commissioner will be called to testify against Johnson & Johnson ...

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Women Want State’s Help in Pelvic Mesh Fight

A coalition of women who had received pelvic mesh implants that led to complications have asked the Texas Attorney General to pursue legal action against Johnson & Johnson, a large implant manufacturer. The women allege that Johnson & Johnson violated state law by practicing deceptive business practices including by not sufficiently warning women about the risks associated with transvaginal mesh implant or removal surgery.

Pelvic mesh implants are typically used to treat a condition ...

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FDA Addresses Cancer Risk of Morcellation Devices

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts says that it is unlikely that power morcellation can be used to remove fibroids from women without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body. The FDA takes into consideration the opinions of its health advisors on these panels when making regulatory decisions about medical devices.

Power morcellators are used in the removal of fibroids and in some hysterectomies. Fibroids can cause severe ...

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Johnson & Johnson Asks Doctors to Return Its Ethicon Power Morcellator Devices

Johnson and Johnson requests voluntary recall of Ethicon power morcellatorsThe FDA previously advised doctors to stop all use of power morcellators while the devices’ propensity to spread cancer was reviewed. Now J&J is pursuing a global, voluntary return of its power morcellator devices. An article in Reuters reports that this move comes as a result of concerns that the surgical device potentially spreads cancerous uterine growths in women.

Uterine growths, called fibroids, are ...

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Johnson & Johnson Alerted to Morcellator Cancer Risk in 2006

report indicates Johnson and Johnson knew of morcellator risk in 2006A report published in the Pittsburgh Business Times indicates that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary responsible for manufacturing power morcellators was warned eight years ago that their device could increase the risk of spreading cancer. The news is based on a series of communications between the company and a Pennsylvania pathologist, Dr. Robert Lamparter, who requested that Johnson & Johnson reconsider the risk ...

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