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MedTruth Medical safety & informed advocacy. MedTruth is a consumer advocacy hub specializing in prescription side effects and harmful medical devices.

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 companies advertised unapproved new drugs and introduced these products into the U.S.
05/03/2022
Fake Covid Drug Manufacturers Face FDA Action

The companies advertised unapproved new drugs and introduced these products into the U.S.

These latest actions are part of a continued effort to crack down on unapproved, untested, or ineffective treatments for Covid-19 being sold to consumers.

"Today, we're taking an important step forward to protect public health and finally put an end to the use of dangerous a...
04/29/2022
EPA Proposes Final Asbestos Ban

"Today, we're taking an important step forward to protect public health and finally put an end to the use of dangerous asbestos in the United States," said Michael Regan of the EPA.

The proposal would ban the importation of the last type of asbestos currently able to be brought into the US.

Opioid prescriptions would be required to provide prepaid mail-back envelopes for the disposal of unused pills.
04/28/2022
FDA Proposes New Opioid Safety Initiative

Opioid prescriptions would be required to provide prepaid mail-back envelopes for the disposal of unused pills.

This new initiative would provide another avenue to traditional opioid disposal methods.

"...it's like Monsanto taking a penny out of its pocket to get rid of what is essentially a nuisance lawsuit," said Judg...
04/27/2022
Roundup Judge Criticizes Proposed False Advertising Settlement

"...it's like Monsanto taking a penny out of its pocket to get rid of what is essentially a nuisance lawsuit," said Judge Chhabria.

The settlement would provide payments to consumers who purchased certain Roundup products and resolve a lawsuit claiming that Monsanto failed to warn users.

This new device could be a candidate for future rapid COVID-19 screening at large events.
04/26/2022
FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Breath Test

This new device could be a candidate for future rapid COVID-19 screening at large events.

This breath test provides highly accurate COVID-19 test results in a shorter timeframe than traditional PCR tests.

Judge Rogers has ordered thousands of earplug cases to be moved to the active docket to prepare for trial.
04/22/2022
Judge Denies 3M’s Fee Acceleration Motion For Earplug Plaintiffs

Judge Rogers has ordered thousands of earplug cases to be moved to the active docket to prepare for trial.

3M argued that a court decision that waived the administrative docket’s $402 per claim filing fee has ballooned the number of defective earplug claims.

With the increased presence of electronic and digital medical information exchange, medical devices will need to be more...
04/21/2022
FDA Issues Cybersecurity Guidance For Medical Devices

With the increased presence of electronic and digital medical information exchange, medical devices will need to be more secure from cyberattacks than ever before.

Attacks from cybercriminals have rendered entire hospital networks powerless and have led to delays in diagnosis, delays in treatment, and increases in patient harm.

Bayer has settled a Roundup cancer lawsuit from 2017 for an undisclosed amount.
04/20/2022
Bayer Settles Dozens of Roundup Cancer Claims

Bayer has settled a Roundup cancer lawsuit from 2017 for an undisclosed amount.

In March, Bayer announced that of approximately 138,000 cancer claims filed by individuals, 107,000 had been resolved or deemed ineligible.

Those seeking justice for their alleged grievances against opioid manufacturers will now have to seek relief at the stat...
04/19/2022
Opioid MDL Growth Halted

Those seeking justice for their alleged grievances against opioid manufacturers will now have to seek relief at the state or local level.

The window to join the massive MDL in Northern Ohio has been officially closed by the JPML.

With more than 50% of Americans infected with a variant, the effectiveness of sotrovimab is no longer sufficient to just...
04/14/2022
FDA Rescinds Covid Drug Authorization

With more than 50% of Americans infected with a variant, the effectiveness of sotrovimab is no longer sufficient to justify its emergency use authorization.

Sotrovimab is an intravenous monoclonal antibody medication originally authorized for treating Covid-19.

The controversy of J&J’s Texas two-step has become a rallying cry for lawmakers to change the bankruptcy system.
04/13/2022
Judge Grants Fast-Track Appeal of J&J’s Talc Bankruptcy

The controversy of J&J’s Texas two-step has become a rallying cry for lawmakers to change the bankruptcy system.

Judge Kaplan allowed plaintiffs who have alleged that J&J’s asbestos-contaminated talc products caused them to develop cancer to appeal his ruling.

The FDA warning letters say the Covid drug companies are “misleadingly representing” their products as safe and effectiv...
04/12/2022
FDA Issues Warning to Unauthorized COVID Drug Makers

The FDA warning letters say the Covid drug companies are “misleadingly representing” their products as safe and effective.

Two companies that claim to make drugs that cure Covid-19 have been sent FDA warning letters.

The FDA has denied over one million e-cigarette products.
04/07/2022
FDA Issues Rulings on E-Cigarette Products

The FDA has denied over one million e-cigarette products.

The FDA has been reviewing millions of e-cigarette products, approving ones that are likely to assist adult smokers looking to reduce or eliminate their combustible cigarette use.

The company detected a potentially cancer-causing compound in several lots of Accuretic.
04/06/2022
Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Drug

The company detected a potentially cancer-causing compound in several lots of Accuretic.

Pfizer detected a potentially carcinogenic compound in the blood pressure lowering drug Accuretic.

In 2002, Swedish researchers discovered that the compound naturally forms when certain foods such as potatoes and other ...
04/01/2022
Acrylamide Lawsuits Halted Over Inconclusive Cancer Claims

In 2002, Swedish researchers discovered that the compound naturally forms when certain foods such as potatoes and other starchy foods are cooked.

The federal court ruled that there is not enough evidence proving that acrylamide, a substance that’s formed during the heating process of certain foods, causes cancer.

Bayer has resolved approximately 107,000 of 138,000 Roundup weedkiller claims.
03/30/2022
Bayer Brings Second Roundup Verdict Petition to Supreme Court

Bayer has resolved approximately 107,000 of 138,000 Roundup weedkiller claims.

The company behind Roundup weedkiller, which thousands claim caused their cancer, is petitioning the nation’s high court to review a Roundup case for the second time.

According to the FDA recall notice, over 1,500 of these ventilators were assembled with expired adhesive.
03/29/2022
FDA Recalls Ventilators For Adhesive Defect

According to the FDA recall notice, over 1,500 of these ventilators were assembled with expired adhesive.

Philips Respironics’ ventilators could stop functioning without warning or notification, potentially leading to patient deaths.

Generic drugs "can improve quality of life and help reduce the cost of treatment."
03/24/2022
FDA Approves First Generic Version of Symbicort

Generic drugs "can improve quality of life and help reduce the cost of treatment."

Generic drugs help to improve accessibility of affordable medicine. Generic Symbicort will provide greater options for treatment to those with asthma and COPD.

Recently opened documents reveal that J&J conducted a controversial study on inmates comparing talcum powder and asbesto...
03/23/2022
J&J Tested Asbestos On Inmates, Unsealed Docs Reveal

Recently opened documents reveal that J&J conducted a controversial study on inmates comparing talcum powder and asbestos.

The company hired a doctor to test the effects of asbestos on the inmates’ skin against the effects of talc.

The FDA determined that Philips Respironics had not sufficiently warned users of these dangers.
03/22/2022
FDA Orders Phillips To Issue CPAP Warnings

The FDA determined that Philips Respironics had not sufficiently warned users of these dangers.

Some Philips CPAP and BiPAP machines use a foam that may break down and cause serious injury.

The “metal-on-metal” design may cause components from the hip implants to migrate into surrounding tissues.
03/18/2022
Smith & Nephew Hip Implant MDL Claims Reduced

The “metal-on-metal” design may cause components from the hip implants to migrate into surrounding tissues.

Plaintiffs in the MDL all underwent hip resurfacing surgery with metal-on-metal implants.

"Johnson & Johnson has now received a green light to evade accountability, limit compensation to cancer victims and unde...
03/17/2022
J&J Talc Bankruptcy Sparks Legislation Movement

"Johnson & Johnson has now received a green light to evade accountability, limit compensation to cancer victims and undermine civil justice," Lipsen said.

Attorneys and senators have come forth to suggest changes be made to the legislation surrounding bankruptcy law.

The judge said there was no proof that Chantix’s product labels were misleading.
03/16/2022
Chantix Carcinogen Class Action Dismissed

The judge said there was no proof that Chantix’s product labels were misleading.

The complaint accused Pfizer of misrepresenting the safety of the drug to consumers by failing to properly test Chantix despite warnings from regulators.

There is the potential for the contribution amount to increase to $6 billion.
03/15/2022
New Opioid Plan Increases Penalties for Sacklers

There is the potential for the contribution amount to increase to $6 billion.

A deal has been reached between the Sackler Family and the nine remaining states in the nationwide opioid settlement.

Manufacturers are accused of failing to keep prescription opioids off of the black market.
03/10/2022
Drugmakers Lose Push to Pause Opioid Litigation

Manufacturers are accused of failing to keep prescription opioids off of the black market.

Opioid litigation will continue after a judge rejected drug manufacturers' request for a pause.

3M says the U.S. military mandated the design of the earplugs that over 280,000 veterans claim caused their hearing loss...
03/09/2022
3M Appeals First Military Earplug Trial Loss

3M says the U.S. military mandated the design of the earplugs that over 280,000 veterans claim caused their hearing loss.

The company behind the military earplugs that allegedly cause hearing loss is urging the appeals court to bring an end to litigation.

Plaintiffs say J&J's bankruptcy move is a transparent attempt to shut down talc claims and prevent future claims.
03/08/2022
Bankruptcy Court Approves J&J Talc Case

Plaintiffs say J&J's bankruptcy move is a transparent attempt to shut down talc claims and prevent future claims.

The judge is allowing Johnson & Johnson to move forward with the bankruptcy process for the company's new entity, LTL Management.

Will 3M's stock price take a hit due to its role in the largest mass tort in U.S. history?
03/04/2022
Investors Predict 3M Financial Woes May Increase

Will 3M's stock price take a hit due to its role in the largest mass tort in U.S. history?

The current expected legal cost amounts to $33 billion. Analysts predict this number to be much higher for 3M.

"This approval is a significant step forward for patients and our understanding of heart failure,” said Dr. Stockbridge.
03/03/2022
FDA Approves New Heart Disease Treatment

"This approval is a significant step forward for patients and our understanding of heart failure,” said Dr. Stockbridge.

This new heart medication adds another treatment option to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization due to heart failure.

More than 150,000 people have filed injury claims against manufacturers of Zantac.
03/02/2022
CA State Court Hears Zantac Lawsuits in October

More than 150,000 people have filed injury claims against manufacturers of Zantac.

California will hold the first Zantac lawsuits in October of this year. Defendants are accused of failing to warn users about the drug's potential link to cancer.

Infants infected with Cronobacter can present with a fever, along with poor feeding, crying, or very low energy.
03/01/2022
Baby Formula Recalled by FDA

Infants infected with Cronobacter can present with a fever, along with poor feeding, crying, or very low energy.

Baby formula from a Michigan facility may be contaminated and has the potential to cause disease in infants.

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