Product News and Recalls

Who Exactly Does the FDA Serve?

fda under fire for not serving the american peopleIt’s no secret to anyone who has read this blog for any length of time that we have no difficulty with criticizing the Food and Drug Administration. It is a broken agency that is plagued by policies that seem written almost to invite corruption rather than make it less likely. As a personal injury law firm who has spent decades taking on the pharmaceutical industry and those who ...

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St. Jude to Settle Defibrillator Allegations for $27 Million

st. jude settles defibrillator case for 27 million dollars“The government contends that St. Jude knowingly caused the submission of false claims and failed to inform the FDA with critical information about prior injuries and a death which, had the FDA been made aware, would have led to a recall.” These words from Acting United States Attorney Jonathan Lenzer merely scratch the surface of the horrors inflicted on unwitting patients by a company that continue reading...

Chantix Recalled over Carcinogen Contamination

pfizer recalls chantixPatients taking Chantix to help them quit smoking may find the drug a bit harder to locate as multiple lots have been recalled for possible contamination with, of all things, a probable human carcinogen.

Nine lots of varenicline (the drug name for Chantix) have been recalled by Pfizer. Most of the affected lots were still in warehouses and awaiting distribution, however, the company has halted further releases of the medication into U.S. ...

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Amazon Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges COVID-19 Retaliation

amazon subject of another covid whistleblower lawsuit“It seemed like Amazon just wanted to pressure people to keep coming to work during the pandemic, even though they were terrified, and so they didn’t tell us whether we’d been exposed and didn’t even explain to my Spanish-speaking co-workers in a language they could understand that they shouldn’t come to work if they were sick.” This is the environment that Thornton, Colorado Amazon worker Linda Rodriguez says Amazon created ...

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The World Waits for Answers in Surfside, Florida Condo Collapse

Details are emerging as survivors and others with longstanding histories with the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside, Florida have begun telling their story. And a common thread is starting to emerge.

In one of the lawsuits that have already been filed in response to the overnight collapse of a 12-story Florida condominium, plaintiff Raysa Rodriguez alleges “reckless and negligent conduct” by the building’s condo association as they ignored needed repairs for years. According to the lawsuit, ...

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Diabetes Drug Recalled Over NDMA Contamination

metformin recalls continueThe metformin recalls that have plagued the diabetes drug industry for the past year continue as yet another company’s formulation of the drug has tested positive for a human carcinogen.

The debacle started in 2020 when lots of metformin from Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sun Pharmaceuticals both tested positive for NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine. The compound is believed to have ties to variety of types of cancer and the discovery was enough to trigger recalls of ...

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