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IUD Fracture an Increasing Problem with Paragard

November 19, 2020

More and more women are coming forward with stories about Paragard birth control devices that broke apart after implantation or during removal and left IUD fragments inside their bodies. The Paragard IUD has been on the market in the United States for more than 30 years, but… Read More> Comments Off on IUD Fracture an Increasing Problem with Paragard

One in Five High School Students Still Use E-Cigarettes, CDC Study Reveals

September 21, 2020

Despite increasing concerns about the potential health risks of vaping and new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products, one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students in the United States still vape, says a new study from the U.S. Centers for… Read More> Comments Off on One in Five High School Students Still Use E-Cigarettes, CDC Study Reveals

Bayer Agrees to Settle Essure Injury Lawsuits for $1.6 Billion

August 26, 2020

Bayer, the maker of the female sterilization device Essure, announced last week that it would pay about $1.6 billion to resolve approximately 90% of the nearly 39,000 U.S. Essure claims involving women who allegedly suffered injuries caused by the controversial birth control device. The German medical device… Read More> Comments Off on Bayer Agrees to Settle Essure Injury Lawsuits for $1.6 Billion

Major Elmiron Warning Label Update Highlights Risk of Retinal Damage Side Effects

June 23, 2020

Significant new safety warnings have been added to the label for Elmiron, a medication commonly prescribed to treat pain and discomfort associated with a bladder condition called interstitial cystitis (IC). On June 16, 2020, for the first time since Elmiron’s introduction in 1996, manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals warned… Read More> Comments Off on Major Elmiron Warning Label Update Highlights Risk of Retinal Damage Side Effects

Family Sues Zantac Makers Over Fatal Case of Pancreatic Cancer

June 4, 2020

The surviving family member of a Pennsylvania man who died from pancreatic cancer last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of Zantac, alleging that years of exposure to carcinogenic chemicals in the recalled heartburn drug caused her loved one’s death. The Zantac wrongful… Read More> Comments Off on Family Sues Zantac Makers Over Fatal Case of Pancreatic Cancer

J&J Discontinues Talc-Based Baby Powder Amid Nearly 20,000 Cancer Claims

May 22, 2020

Faced with nearly 20,000 lawsuits involving talcum powder cancer claims, Johnson & Johnson announced this week that it will no longer sell talc-based Baby Powder, a product that has been a hallmark of the company for more than a century. Since 1894, Johnson & Johnson has marketed… Read More> Comments Off on J&J Discontinues Talc-Based Baby Powder Amid Nearly 20,000 Cancer Claims

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