Product News and Recalls

The Other Side of the Opioid Crisis: When Prescription Reduction Costs a Life

As the nation seeks to hold accountable those responsible for the opioid crisis that has gripped it for years on end, few cases may show the complexity of the issue as clearly as that of Odessa, Florida resident CaSonya Richardson-Slone. She lost her husband in 2017 not to an opioid overdose, but to suicide after his request for a prescription refill was denied until an upcoming appointment.

This is not to say that Brent Slone lacked any suggestions ...

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Philips CPAP Foam Recall Brings Additional Scrutiny to the Company

Philips under additional scrutiny over CPAP foamPhilips has come under increased scrutiny from federal regulators as investigations into the sound-deadening foam it used on various models of its CPAP machines are revealing much deeper problems within the company.

The foam first came to regulators’ attention this past summer after the discovery that it could degrade and enter the breathing circuits of some of the company’s CPAP machines. Initial reports indicated that the foam particles could cause irritation ...

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Settlement Reached Over Sunscreen Benzene Contamination

J&J settles over benzene sunscreen contaminationJohnson & Johnson and Costco Wholesale Corp. have reached a settlement with plaintiffs over the recall of a variety of J&J sunscreen products found to contain benzene, a known human carcinogen. The recall was carried out by J&J voluntarily and affected four of its Neutrogena products and one that carried the Aveeno label.

The issue of sunscreen contamination took center stage this summer after online pharmacy Valisure found ...

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Johnson & Johnson Legal Exploit Spurs Congressional Reaction, Legislation

congress introduces bill to close J&J loopholeRecoiling in horror from the unconscionable exploit of the American legal system perpetuated by Johnson & Johnson in sidestepping its liability for millions of potential cases of cancer across the country, members of Congress have introduced the Nondebtor Release Prohibition Act of 2021. The legislation would help close the kind of legal loopholes that J&J used to unload its talc asbestos liability onto a newly created company ...

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Philadelphia Settles with Walter Wallace Jr.’s Family for $2.5 Million

city officials reach settlement in Walter Wallace deathCity officials recently confirmed that they reached an agreement with the family of Walter Wallace, Jr. in the amount of $2.5 million to settle claims over his death. The amount is the highest amount paid in the history of the city over an officer-involved shooting of an armed suspect.

27-year-old Wallace, a father of nine with a history of mental illness and a significant arrest record, died ...

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FDA Formalizes Warning Process for Breast Augmentation Surgery

fda formalizes breast implant warningsAfter decades of procedures and millions upon millions of implant recipients, the FDA has formalized procedures that, among other things, now require patient notification of the potential risks and complications that come with breast augmentation surgery.

The move comes after several cases of breast implant-associated large cell lymphoma were reported in primarily European markets. Initially thought to be tied to the textured implants used mostly by European doctors, focus ...

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