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Investigation Suggests Johnson & Johnson Targeted Minority Women for Talc Sales

Once beloved as a “family company,” Johnson & Johnson (J&J) now finds itself fending off lawsuits and allegations that suggest this particular family member might be one you don’t invite to holiday gatherings.Consumer trust of the corporation has taken a hit since 2006...

Juul Labs Lawsuit Moves Forward in North Carolina

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein wants to hold e-cigarette giant Juul Labs accountable for designing, marketing, and selling its products with the intent of tapping markets of young consumers—and so he is suing Juul on behalf of the state. The AG’s lawsuit against the company also...

Walmart Fights Opioid Abuse Stigma

Princeton Daily Clarion recently asked a provocative question: Is Walmart an opioid villain? The article reviews a recent history of the mega corporation, starting with allegations from U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas that Walmart lent a sinister hand in the nation’s opioid crisis by...

Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Moves Ahead

Steven Johns’ case has been chosen for a bellwether trial against hernia mesh maker C.R. Bard. His case is one of more than 8,000 product liability claims against the company, all of which allege that Bard’s hernia mesh devices are defective. According to U.S. District Judge Edmund...

Lifting the Veil of Secrecy Over Essure

Newly unsealed documents have revealed that Bayer AG failed to report to the Food and Drug Administration...

Novartis Gets Slapped Back for Kickbacks

A ticket to a Novartis speaker program treated medical profession attendees to top-shelf alcohol, exquisite meals, and...

Class-Action Lawsuit Involving Belviq Weight-Loss Drug

According to a recent class-action lawsuit, drug manufacturers Eisai, Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. failed to inform the Food...

Allergan Begins Campaign to Track Breast Implant Patients to Warn of Cancer Risk

Allergan wants to track breast implants—and they have a really good reason.Responding to...

Bladder Cancer From Zantac Prompts Lawsuit

Carl Williams has been taking Zantac for 30 years to relieve antacid discomfort. ...

Metformin Makers Sued for Carcinogenic Diabetes Drug

April has seen the filing of a class action lawsuit against manufacturers of...

New Study Confirms Link Between Cosmetic Talc Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Certain cosmetic talc products test positive for asbestos, a contaminant known to cause...

Surgeon Sheds Light on Breast-Implant-Associated Lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sounded the alarm on July 6,...

Could Hope for Coronavirus Treatment Lay in a 65-Year-Old Treatment for Malaria?

As the coronavirus pandemic worsens, medical scientists and researchers are looking for anything...

Why Do You Choose to Take Down Tobacco?

The nation is building a power wall—and you are invited to help build...

Revlon Named in Mesothelioma Lawsuit for Talcum Powder Product Jean Nate

For years, Johnson & Johnson has occupied the spotlight on talc mesothelioma lawsuits....

Millions of Reports on Medical Device Malfunctions and Injuries Discovered in Hidden FDA Database

Any time a manufacturer learns that its medical device caused or contributed to...

Juul’s Massive “Influence Campaign” Includes Hefty Campaign Donations

The country’s largest electronic-cigarette company, Juul Labs, says it’s trying to earn “the trust...

How Long-Term Proton Pump Inhibitor Use May Exacerbate Cancer Risk

While reasonably safe to use for short periods of time, long-term proton pump...