Product News and Recalls

Zantac Manufacturer May Have Destroyed Emails as Contamination Probe Ramped Up

sanofi may have destroyed emails in zantac probeWhen an online pharmacy discovered the presence of a carcinogenic contaminant in batches of the heartburn medication Zantac it was selling, the find triggered a global recall of the drug. Now, details are coming to light that the presence of the contaminant may not have been as much of a surprise to Sanofi; the drug’s manufacturer, as was first indicated.

Zantac, otherwise known by its chemical name ranitidine, was incredibly ...

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West Virginia Opioid Trial Shines Light Behind the Scenes…and It’s Uglier than Anyone Could Have Thought

amerisourcebergen execs under fire for calling addicted appalachain residents pillbilliesOne of the nation’s first opioid trials is being heard in West Virginia as the state seeks to hold three pharmaceutical corporations responsible for their role in decimating its families and towns by flooding them with powerful narcotics. Huntington and the surrounding county of Cabell have sued AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corp. and accused them of taking a bad situation and intentionally making ...

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All Eyes on California as $50 Billion Opioid Trial Sets Stage for What’s to Come

teva among opioid manufacturers being sued by california countiesFour California counties are demanding $50 billion from Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Endo International Plc, and Allergan Plc for their roles in marketing and distributing powerful opioid narcotics throughout their communities. And, as thousands of other municipalities and localities wait to have their own days in court to hold pharmaceutical manufacturers responsible, both sides are paying very close attention to what happens in the California case.

“This ...

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Supreme Court Lets J&J Risperdal Verdict Stand

supreme court upholds $70 million Risperdal verdictThe Supreme Court has spoken: A jury’s $70 million award to a man who developed gynecomastia while taking Risperdal as a child will stand. Johnson & Johnson took the case to the highest court in the land after losing the initial case and an appeal.

The case was brought by Adam Yount. Yount was put on Risperdal at age four and began developing breast tissue by age five. According to ...

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Amendment to Expand Time Limits on Childhood Sex Abuse Allegations Set to Clear Pennsylvania House

Pennsylvania moves closer to childhood sex abuse constitutional amendmentAn amendment to Pennsylvania’s Constitution that would extend time limits on when a survivor of childhood sexual abuse can come forward has once again been approved through a vote in the Commonwealth’s House of Representatives. Changes to Pennsylvania’s constitution must be approved through both chambers of its legislature during two consecutive legislative sessions before being presented to the people as a referendum vote. The first ...

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Parkinson’s and Paraquat: What You Need to Know

lawsuits look to link paraquat exposure with Parkinson's diseaseLitigation continues to move forward as concerns grow over the link between a powerful and toxic herbicide and Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a debilitating illness that destroys the patient’s nervous system while causing incredible pain – not only for the person suffering from the illness but for their families and loved ones as well.

The use of paraquat has been banned in over 30 countries around ...

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