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We track industry developments and sift through mounds of scientific data to help you better understand common medical risks. We believe it’s your right to know about potential drug dangers, hidden manufacturer histories and ongoing regulatory actions. Our campaigns work to give you enough information about each drug and device to prevent future complications. And for the millions of Americans already struggling with side effects, we’ve got the right resources for you too.

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The committee said the communications should be considered private due to attorney-client privilege.
01/04/2022
Ethicon Attorneys Accuse Plaintiffs of Concealing Materials

The committee said the communications should be considered private due to attorney-client privilege.

Attorneys for Ethicon told a New Jersey federal court that it needs access to marketing documents used by several lead-generation companies for attorneys.

J&J maintain that there was no way to publicly acquire the information without violating the protective order.
01/03/2022
Whistleblower Lawsuit Dismissed for Confidentiality Breach

J&J maintain that there was no way to publicly acquire the information without violating the protective order.

Two doctors claimed that the metal-on-metal hip implants of DePuy and J&J that were sold fell outside the FDA-approved manufacturing specifications.

The states are concerned that the settlement would shield members of the Sackler family from liability and prosecution.
12/16/2021
States Urge Federal Judge To Reject Purdue Pharma Settlement

The states are concerned that the settlement would shield members of the Sackler family from liability and prosecution.

A group of U.S. states is urging a federal judge to reject a settlement that may benefit Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma.

The bankruptcy transfer to New Jersey may help plaintiffs prevent J&J from dodging billions of dollars in talcum powder ...
12/15/2021
J&J Talc Lawsuit Transfer to NJ Opens Suit to Dismissal

The bankruptcy transfer to New Jersey may help plaintiffs prevent J&J from dodging billions of dollars in talcum powder litigation costs.

After being transferred to New Jersey in November, J&J’s bankruptcy case may now meet fiercer resistance.

The CEO of Valisure said that “Benzene is one of the most studied and concerning carcinogens known to science.”
12/13/2021
P&G Old Spice & Secret Products Recalled Over Benzene

The CEO of Valisure said that “Benzene is one of the most studied and concerning carcinogens known to science.”

Old Spice men’s cologne and Secret deodorant aerosol cans were found to have detectable levels of benzene, a known human carcinogen that may cause cancer.

Plaintiffs will be able to request documents from Teva and Cooper that were previously exclusive to the companies.
12/10/2021
Paragard MDL Proceeds to Discovery

Plaintiffs will be able to request documents from Teva and Cooper that were previously exclusive to the companies.

The Paragard case will be moving forward after overcoming a motion to dismiss.

The jury found CVS Pharmacies, Walgreens, and Walmart guilty of contributing to the opioid epidemic.
12/08/2021
Ohio Jury Finds Pharmacies Liable For Opioid Crisis

The jury found CVS Pharmacies, Walgreens, and Walmart guilty of contributing to the opioid epidemic.

This verdict comes as an upset to a streak of losses that counties have suffered across the nation.

Risperdal has been linked to side effects, including breast growth, movement disorders, cardiac issues and even death.
12/03/2021
Johnson & Johnson Settles Most Risperdal Lawsuits

Risperdal has been linked to side effects, including breast growth, movement disorders, cardiac issues and even death.

Thousands of lawsuits alleged that Risperdal, an anti-psychotic medication, caused them to develop enlarged breast tissue.

Necrotizing enterocolitis inflames and kills cells in the infant’s intestines.
12/02/2021
Baby Formula Lawsuits Filed Against Enfamil and Similac

Necrotizing enterocolitis inflames and kills cells in the infant’s intestines.

Premature infants were fed baby formulas Enfamil and Similac may develop a serious condition known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

A jury awarded a U.S. Army vet the largest award yet in the largest mass tort in U.S. history.
11/30/2021
Army Vet Awarded $13 Million in 3M Earplug Trial

A jury awarded a U.S. Army vet the largest award yet in the largest mass tort in U.S. history.

Guillermo Camarillorazo, a sergeant who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was awarded $13 million.

All lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, baby powder retailers and insurance companies have been put on pause until Jan. ...
11/29/2021
Talc Advocates Reject J&J Settlement Talks

All lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, baby powder retailers and insurance companies have been put on pause until Jan. 14.

Johnson & Johnson will most likely have to wait until at least 2022 before it can restart to negotiate a resolution.

A nursing home in Connecticut had 89 COVID cases, including residents and staff members.
11/23/2021
Nursing Home Outbreak Kills 8, Infects Dozens

A nursing home in Connecticut had 89 COVID cases, including residents and staff members.

In a COVID outbreak at a nursing home in Connecticut, only three residents avoided infection.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the public nuisance case was insufficient to merit the verdict awarded.
11/18/2021
Supreme Court Throws Out Opioid Verdict

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the public nuisance case was insufficient to merit the verdict awarded.

The case accused Johnson & Johnson of creating a public nuisance with their opioid marketing that contributed to the opioid crisis

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch suggested J&J’s argument to the U.S. Supreme Court has no basis.
11/17/2021
J&J Allegedly Delaying Talc Trial in Mississippi

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch suggested J&J’s argument to the U.S. Supreme Court has no basis.

Mississippi's Attorney General urged the Supreme Court to reject J&J's petition to delay the state’s seven-year talcum powder lawsuit.

Ohio counties sued pharmacy chains for failing to prevent excessive amounts of opioid pills from flooding their communit...
11/12/2021
Giant Eagle Resolves Ohio Opioid Suit During Trial

Ohio counties sued pharmacy chains for failing to prevent excessive amounts of opioid pills from flooding their communities.

The company agreed to settle lawsuits that accuse it of contributing to the opioid crisis in communities throughout Ohio.

Judge Rosenstengel is currently reviewing ~100 claims corporations moved to dismiss in the paraquat MDL.
11/11/2021
Defendants Move For Paraquat MDL Dismissals

Judge Rosenstengel is currently reviewing ~100 claims corporations moved to dismiss in the paraquat MDL.

Corporations Syngenta and Chevron USA are attempting to w**d out invalid claims from the MDL.

“We cut off a lot of the good, positive effects of opioids that a lot of people need to function,” Rep. John Talley said...
11/09/2021
OK Legislature Considers Revising Strict Opioid Law

“We cut off a lot of the good, positive effects of opioids that a lot of people need to function,” Rep. John Talley said.

Oklahoma may roll back a Senate Bill that limits initial opioid prescription terms.

The science day gives plaintiffs a stronger stance in presenting their case on the correlation between long-term Elmiron...
11/04/2021
Elmiron Science Day Educates Judicial Officers

The science day gives plaintiffs a stronger stance in presenting their case on the correlation between long-term Elmiron use and vision damage.

Judicial officers were briefed on the mechanisms of Elmiron’s interaction with patients and the effects of long-term exposure linked to vision damage.

A judge denied Bayer’s motion to dismiss a class action complaint by two retirement systems.
11/03/2021
Judge Approves Investor Roundup Lawsuit Against Bayer

A judge denied Bayer’s motion to dismiss a class action complaint by two retirement systems.

Bayer failed to disclose the financial risks associated with the company’s 2018 acquisition of the Monsanto Corporation to its shareholders.

Experts are predicting a high rate of burnout and people leaving the field at a time when they are most needed.
11/02/2021
COVID Burnout Takes a Toll on Social Workers

Experts are predicting a high rate of burnout and people leaving the field at a time when they are most needed.

Social workers dealing with opioid overdoses face an extra source of stress coming from the ongoing pandemic.

"Today’s announcements are the latest in a series of steps OCSPP is taking to reaffirm our commitment to scientific inte...
11/01/2021
EPA Launches Pesticide Investigation Councils

"Today’s announcements are the latest in a series of steps OCSPP is taking to reaffirm our commitment to scientific integrity and restore the public trust,” said Freedhoff of the EPA.

The OCSPP Science Policy Council will monitor issues that arise within the pollution, toxics and pesticide sectors.

Researchers noted that this rate of continued opioid use is much higher than would be expected.
10/26/2021
Patients Continue to Use Opioids 3 Months After Procedures

Researchers noted that this rate of continued opioid use is much higher than would be expected.

A study found that 21% of patients continued to refill their opioid prescription three months to a year following their procedure.

Cameras placed in Esther’s room by family members revealed that the nursing home’s aides were abusing her.
10/25/2021
Ohio Nursing Home Surveillance Law Introduced

Cameras placed in Esther’s room by family members revealed that the nursing home’s aides were abusing her.

The proposed law would allow surveillance instruments in nursing homes for patient protection.

About 98% of medical devices are approved through the 510(k) process.
10/19/2021
The 510(k) Approval Process: A Guide

About 98% of medical devices are approved through the 510(k) process.

Manufacturers can use the 510(k) process as long as their new medical device is appropriately similar to a device that has already been approved.

“Walgreens is not verifying the legitimacy of suspicious orders, which could lead to the fulfillment of an illicit order...
10/18/2021
Pharmacy Employees Warned About Opioids

“Walgreens is not verifying the legitimacy of suspicious orders, which could lead to the fulfillment of an illicit order,” read an internal memo.

Employees of major pharmacies may have tried to alert their superiors of suspicious opioid prescriptions.

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