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Women With Cancer Awarded Billions in Baby Powder Suit https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/health/baby-powder-cancer.html
An appellate court in Missouri upheld more than $2 billion in damages against Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew there was asbestos in its baby powder.
Valisure CEO says ranitidine cancer risk has existed since 1980s http://bit.ly/2pIJxY5
Zantac and its generics are routinely used by millions of heartburn sufferers and are available with or without a prescription. How did the drug become a cancer risk? Early studies show potential signs.
The news keeps getting worse. A new Study finds J&J Talcum Powder causes rare Cancer: http://bit.ly/TalcMeso #Mesothelioma
Here's how that could play out in the courtroom
"The question in the criminal investigation will be whether the company made false statements to the F.D.A. If so, then there is a basis to pursue a criminal prosecution, which would make it difficult for Juul to continue to sell its products by claiming that they are safer than ci******es." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/business/dealbook/juul-va**ng-investigations.html
The rise of va**ng-related illnesses and deaths has put the e-cigarette maker squarely in the sights of the government.
CDC says #va**ng lung cases surge 52% in the last week to 805 with at least 12 deaths https://cnb.cx/2nvYTxn
"Most patients have reported a history of using e-cigarette products containing THC," the CDC says.
What Does Va**ng Do To Lungs When It Doesn't Kill?
While e-ci******es are now responsible for hundreds of acute illnesses and several deaths, even general use of e-ci******es can cause chronic lung issues. Some are switching back to traditional cigarette smoking. Neither option is a good one.
JUUL Gave Presentations to Schoolchildren. How Did This Happen? http://bit.ly/2kbYcIj
FDA says JUUL hasn't proven its e-cigs are safer than standard ci******es.
Bayer will no longer sell or distribute the #Essure device in the US after December 31 of this year: http://bit.ly/2AbVNEY
Activists are grateful to see Bayer stop sales and distribution of the permanent contraceptive device Essure, but women's health providers say the decision reduces women's options.
Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $4.69 Billion To Talc Users For Causing Ovarian Cancer http://bit.ly/2L2UDAr
Jurors in Missouri determined J&J hid the cancer risks of baby powder from consumers and awarded 22 women $4.69 billion damages.
What Went Wrong With The Attune Knee Replacement? http://bit.ly/AttuneFail
Artificial joints on average last approximately 15 years before needing replacement, but Attune implant failures are causing hundreds of additional surgeries.
If you live along the Texas Coast and you suffered wind damage after Hurricane Harvey, we can help: http://bit.ly/HarveyWind
If your home or business was damaged due to Hurricane Harvey and the insurance company is denying or delaying your claim, you may have legal options.
FDA Receiving Hundreds of Reports of Attune Knee Implant Failures http://bit.ly/AttuneKnee - Have You Been Affected?
Although there has been no recall of the Attune Knee System, the FDA has received hundreds of reports of device failure and patients across the country are demanding answers.
It's Brain Injury Awareness Month. We'd like to spread the news that there are several options for support out there for those who have suffered brain injuries.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Help spread the message that there are many types of support available to those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries: http://atty.es/xuVe309RUh2.
Happy National Patient Safety Awareness Week. Stay informed and stay safe. #WEAREALLPATIENTS
It's National Patient Safety Awareness Week and we're helping to spread the message that #WEAREALLPATIENTS http://bit.ly/Patient-Safety-Awareness
J&J Fails To Warn, Dangers of Using Their #BabyPowder ow.ly/yZau308j9mW
In 1999, the American Cancer Society advised women not use talc-based powder products like Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder on ge***al areas.
All the things you need to know about the dangers behind Xarelto: https://youtu.be/ltiOsADgyJs
Xarelto is a prescription medication used to prevent blood clots from forming as the result of an irregular heartbeat/atrial fibrillation. Also called Rivaro...
Female Lawyer To Lead Class Action Suit Over Essure Birth Control Device: ow.ly/h99H307SmVI #EssureProblems
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith appointed Fidelma Fitzpatrick as lead counsel of Essure lawsuits coordinated in California state court.
FDA sends warning letters regarding TV commercials. ow.ly/s854307hfyn Learn more here.
The Office of Prescription Drug Promotion sent two letters to pharmaceutical companies Sanofi-Aventis and Celgene Corporation over television commercials.
Be warned: according to study, heartburn drugs can cause kidney stones. Details here: ow.ly/3AsN306YGE3
A recent study presented at ASN Kidney Week in Chicago found patients taking heartburn drugs like PPIs have an increased risk of developing kidney stones.
VIDEO: The side effects and dangers behind the Essure contraceptive device.
Irish women are suing for #BabyPowder side effects: ow.ly/GABn306BjMZ
J&J’s struggles over baby powder have gone international, with over 20 women in Ireland gearing up to file a lawsuit of their own.
Study finds certain patients taking blood thinners face increased dementia risk: ow.ly/Qn1s306jVAM
A new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute found AFib patients taking blood thinners are at an increased risk of developing dementia.
FDA closes trade complaint against #Essure, but lawsuits remain: ow.ly/24ux306jJmk #EssureProblems
After publishing an updated label & patient’s checklist to describe risks & benefits for Essure, the FDA officially has closed its investigation of Essure.
The True Number of #BabyPowder #Cancer Victims May Never Be Known. Here's why: ow.ly/8fZr30638oj
With its long history, women have been using baby powder for decades, making the true number of baby powder cancer victims difficult to calculate.
Why Does J&J Think Talc Is Safe? ow.ly/j9JE304Cx9Q
After two multimillion dollar losses in the baby powder trials, J&J still intends to defend the safety of talc in a trial now underway in a St. Louis court.
Amid Essure Controversy, Bayer Produces Another Contraceptive Device ow.ly/PiQQ304sMk8
Bayer AG is hoping to put Essure's controversy behind them with the release of a new IUD contraceptive device called Kyleena.
J&J Tries to Postpone Baby Powder Trial One Week Before It’s Scheduled To Start http://ow.ly/Xelq304qHL5
In a desperate move by J&J, the company asked a Missouri judge to remove Ms. Giannecchini’s case to a federal court, effectively postponing the case.
FDA finds cancer drugs websites misleading. Here's why: ow.ly/1aXI304fBrW
Researchers from the FDA found cancer drug websites include information about the benefits of their medications, but not nearly as much about the risks.
Scary thought- Apparently you can now swallow a balloon for weight loss. Details here: ow.ly/nrsU304aUwl
People will go to extravagant lengths for weight loss, but the newest treatment for obesity has actually earned FDA approval.
Is the FDA getting too lax? ow.ly/sLYN3041TNs
The number of FDA warning letters sent by the agency has steadily decreased in recent years, leaving critics wondering if the FDA is getting too lax.
8 New Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed: ow.ly/3VJE303XsyP
Five of the eight talcum powder lawsuits have been filed in Louisiana. The remaining lawsuits were filed in Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota.
AstraZeneca Pays $5.5 Million To Resolve Bribery Charges: ow.ly/7ue0303O40r
AstraZeneca agreed to pay $5.5 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to resolve allegations of bribery.
Pennsylvania Woman Files Talc Lawsuit ow.ly/syeP303IUNb #TalcProblems
Among the more than 1,000 lawsuits facing healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over its baby powder is one recently filed by a Pennsylvania woman.
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