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Johnson & Johnson Seek Change of Venue in Talcum Powder Cases

At the end of October, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $67.5 million to a plaintiff who stated...

Nexium & Prilosec Increase Risk of Stroke According to American Heart Association

The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium and Prilosec for the treatment of heartburn has been...

Opioid Overdoses Continue to Rise – Among Children!

While the judiciary is attempting to hold Big Pharma accountable for the epidemic of opioid abuse across the U.S., that epidemic is growing worse – and tragically, it’s growing fastest among children and adolescents.This shocking news was recently published in Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics. It was...

Despite Big Pharma’s Best Efforts, California Proposition 61 Will Likely Pass

In the War of We, The People against Big Pharma, California has become a major battleground. Lobbyists in the state capitol of Sacramento have been pulling out all the stops. The industry has poured $109 million into defeating the ballot measure – more than any industry has ever raised...

IVC Filter Patient Counting His Blessings: His Device Was Successfully Removed

The “inferior vena cava” filter (IVC filter) was never meant to be anything other than a temporary measure. It was designed to prevent blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs after a patient has undergone joint surgery, causing an embolism. It is recommended that the device be removed...

Did Taxotere Manufacturer Sanofi Deliberately Hide The Drug’s Side Effects?

Drugs used in chemotherapy for cancer patients have numerous side effects, one of which is hair loss. In most cases, hair starts to grow back once the course of treatment is completed. However, for patients treated with Taxotere (docetaxel), the hair loss is often permanent.This is the cause of...
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J&J Ordered to Pay Out $70 Million to California Woman in Latest Talcum Powder Lawsuit

This past week, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) lost the third trial involving its talcum powder product. A...

More Than Half a Million People at Risk For Bacterial Infections Due To Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler

While the actual number of reported cases have been relatively low, federal agencies report that as many as 500,000...

Big Pharma’s Price Gouging Isn’t Over Yet

Yet another Big Pharma company is drawing fire from lawmakers for raising the price...

IVC Filter Injuries – What Happened to Some Plaintiffs

Cook Medical's Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are known to cause serious injuries when...

What’s Being Done To Solve The Drug Price Crisis?

Guest host Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, speaks with Professor Sakiko...

FDA Considers Pulling Approval For Generic Concerta

This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it may withdraw its approval...

Benicar Lawsuit: When A Global Corporation Isn’t Global All of a Sudden

Plaintiffs who have filed legal action against Benicar maker Daiichi Sankyo will not be...