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Ethicon Recalls Surgical Stapler

ethicon recalls echelon flex staplersJohnson & Johnson’s Ethicon medical device division has recalled a line of surgical staplers over concerns that a part within the jawed hinge of the device may cause staples to be formed improperly. The units are from the Echelon Flex Endopath line and come in a variety of lengths. Echelon Flex staplers are single-use devices and are used for stapling internal tissues, generally during minimally invasive procedures.

Malformed staples in these situations can ...

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J&J Facing $8 Billion Jury Award in Risperdal Decision

jury awards 8 billion dollars in rispersal gynecomastia verdictWhen Nicholas Murray was awarded $1.75 million in compensatory damages over claims that Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic medication Risperdal caused him to develop breast tissue, he had every reason to believe that his ordeal had finally begun to come to an end. Having been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Murray’s psychiatrist put him on the medication off-label, which is to say that his doctor ...

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Expert Paid by Johnson & Johnson Finds Asbestos in J&J Baby Powder

J&J expert finds asbestos in Johnson's Baby PowderJohnson & Johnson has made it perfectly clear that it has no intention of publicly acknowledging the possibility that its Baby Powder product may contain asbestos. In what may be one of the best demonstrations of “deny, deny, deny” ever seen, the J&J refrain can almost be recited from memory at this point: “Johnson’s Baby Powder does not contain asbestos or cause cancer.” Even when faced with bombshell ...

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J&J Baby Powder Pulled from Store Shelves Over Asbestos Contamination

Johnson's Baby Powder recalled over asbestos contaminationAfter months of vehement denials over the presence of asbestos in the talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, certain bottles of the product have been removed from store shelves over concerns of contamination with…asbestos. The move is the latest development in a saga that has torched the reputation of a company that has staked much of that reputation on wholesomeness and providing goods that ...

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Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Don’t Like Current MDL Judge; Ask for Replacement

drug companies seek removal of federal judge in opioid trialDefendants in the nation’s largest opioid litigation might be reconsidering their odds. If they were confident, they might not have asked for the removal of the federal judge tasked with overseeing thousands of consolidated lawsuits seeking to recover damages from drug makers and distributors for their role in perpetuating the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis.

That, however, is exactly what happened last month when household names like CVS and ...

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Oklahoma Judge Finds Johnson & Johnson Partially Responsible for Opioid Crisis

judge finds J&J responsible for part of US opioid abuse epidemicAs the opioid abuse epidemic continues to ravage the United States from coast to coast, states have spent untold millions of dollars dealing with the aftermath. From abuse prevention and treatment programs to emergency services, homeless shelters and advocacy, hospitals, and law enforcement, the cities and towns in these states have spent significant sums cleaning up the mess the drug companies have left behind; sums that ...

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