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FDA Test Reveals Asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson has recalled 33,000 bottles of its baby powder following FDA testing that determined at least one bottle was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. The recall affects Johnson & Johnson’s brand baby power sourced from China and distributed in 2018…

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Denver Doctor Pleading Guilty to Prescribing Holy Trinity Drug Combination

A Denver doctor recently pled guilty to prescribing patients an illegal combination of drugs known as the Holy Trinity. As reported by the Denver Post, Dr. Andrew Mark Ho agreed to 15 years of supervised release and gave up…

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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit If I’m Injured by a Drug?

Suffering an injury from a prescription medication you assumed was safe is devastating. Despite claims of effectiveness and safety, prescription drugs hurt people every day. Many of these injuries are serious – some are even fatal. Nothing can give you back the life you had before you were injured by a dangerous drug…

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Johnson & Johnson has recalled 33,000 bottles of its baby powder following FDA testing that determined at least one bottle was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. The recall affects Johnson & Johnson’s brand baby power sourced from China and distributed in 2018…

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A voluntary recall has been issued for several medications used to control blood pressure and treat heart failure. The recall was issued after an impurity in the medication’s active ingredient, valsartan, was linked to cancer. The US recall came after 22 other countries issued recalls of their own. Chemical Linked to Cancer According to the statement issued by the US Food and Drug Administration regarding the recall, “[It’ is ] due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in …

March 24, 2015 – Eighteen-year old high school student, Aaron Young, has filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit associated with an outbreak of CRE at UCLA. In the lawsuit, Young alleges Olympus—the largest worldwide manufacturer of endoscopes—was negligent for selling an endoscope which could spread dangerous bacteria such as CRE (Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae). Young remains hospitalized, and is being treated for the CRE infection after being exposed to an endoscope which may have been contaminated with the bacteria, …

February 17, 2015 – The Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd and its US subsidiary will pay $39 million to the US government and individual state Medicaid programs in response to a lawsuit filed against the company accusing them of paying doctors kickbacks to prescribe its drugs. The whistleblower lawsuit was filed by former sales representative Kathy Fragoules. As the result of coming forward, Fragoules will receive more than $6 million of the settlement. The lawsuit claimed the “speaking fees” paid to …

February 9, 2015 – Doctors often recommend that pregnant women avoid certain things: raw food, some medications, alcoholic beverages, and exposure to first or second-hand smoke, to name a few. Unfortunately, in the last decade or so, the instance of women using medications approved by their doctors during pregnancy has increased, but the results have often been less than beneficial. Developing Babies are at Risk when Mothers Take Painkillers before Realizing they are Pregnant Statistics from the Centers for Disease …

February 3, 2015 – 2015 is predicted to be a banner year for the medical research industry following a strong and innovative 2014. This past year was the best in the industry since 1996 and included FDA approval for 44 drugs. AstraZeneca led the way with four approvals among competitors that included Pfizer, Lilly, and Johnson & Johnson, the leader for the previous five years. Drugs intended to treat infectious diseases experienced the greatest success with 12 approvals and included …

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