Product News and Recalls

Flurry of Activity in Late December Could Spell a Long 2021 for Opioid Industry

justice department sues walmart as tennessee enforces drug dealer law against opioid manufacturersA ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court makes it possible to sue opioid manufacturers under the state’s Drug Dealer Liability Act. The ruling clears the way for a lawsuit to proceed that had been filed on behalf of children that were born addicted to opioids. “If the Baby Doe plaintiffs prove their allegations at trial, a jury could reasonably conclude that ...

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Hundreds of Additional Veterans Join 3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuits

3M faces civil lawsuits after paltry settlement with US governmentWhen a whistleblower came forward to inform the US government that 3M was knowingly selling faulty earplugs to the military, one has to assume they were hoping for some matter of consequence to be enforced against the company. The constant barrage of noises encountered by servicemen and women caused by everything from loud engines to bomb explosions and gunfire can do great damage to their hearing ...

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Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Stroke Catheter Recalled

penumbra recalls catheterMedical device manufacturer Penumbra has issued an urgent voluntary recall of the Jet 7 Reperfusion Catheter with Xtra Flex Technology over reports of significant patient injuries, including death. The Jet 7 Xtra Flex catheter and the Jet 7Max configurations are included in the recall action, but the Jet 7 Reperfusion Catheter with Standard Tip is not.

In a release that corresponded with Penumbra’s recall, the Food and Drug Administration ...

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Documents: Sacklers Considered Early Opioid Exit Over Liability Lawsuit Concerns

documents indicate sackler family wanted out of opioid business because of liability[W]e’re living in America,” wrote David Sackler in a May 2007 family email. “This is the land of the free and the home of the blameless. We will be sued. Read the op-ed stuff in these local papers and ask yourself how long it will take these lawyers to figure out that we might settle with them if they can freeze our assets and threaten ...

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University of California Settles Sex Abuse Case for $73 Million

University of California settles sex abuse lawsuit on behalf of gynecologistA class-action suit filed against the University of California has led to a $73 million settlement agreement with the seven women who filed the suit alleging multiple acts of sexual abuse at the hands of a university gynecologist. Additionally, the settlement makes compensation available to upward of 6,600 additional women seen by the doctor during his time practicing. Under the terms of the ...

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Sex Abuse Lawsuit Settlements May Bankrupt Boy Scouts by Summer

Boy Scouts faces bankruptcy as costs of sex abuse settlements stack upAs the Boy Scouts of America work to settle nearly 100,000 claims of sexual abuse of the children under their care, the organization says that they need to settle the claims by this coming summer or they may not be around for the fall.

The number of settlements was finalized last month as a deadline elapsed for those wishing to come forward as ...

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