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Study shows rise in cancer cases among valsartan users after FDA recall

A recent study published in the medical journal Circulation found that there was a sharp rise in cancer diagnoses between 2017 and 2018 among patients taking the blood pressure drug valsartan. The Food and Drug Administration announced a massive recall of valsartan in 2018 after tests showed that the drug was contaminated with a chemical that could increase the risk of cancer. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:34:01+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Valsartan|Comments Off on Study shows rise in cancer cases among valsartan users after FDA recall

Study warns of increased cardiovascular, kidney disease risk with heartburn medications

A new study has found that patients taking a type of heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are more likely to develop fatal cardiovascular disease or chronic kidney disease. The report, published earlier this year in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), is the latest study to highlight the health risks associated with the long-term use of these heartburn medications. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:34:18+00:00 October 10th, 2019|Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI)|Comments Off on Study warns of increased cardiovascular, kidney disease risk with heartburn medications

Military veterans at risk of mesothelioma and other diseases from asbestos exposure

Products containing asbestos were widely used by the U.S. military from the 1930s until the 1970s.

If you or a loved one served in the US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marines and were diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:34:32+00:00 September 30th, 2019|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on Military veterans at risk of mesothelioma and other diseases from asbestos exposure

Germany joins other EU countries in banning Roundup over food, health concerns

Germany’s government has announced that it will ban the controversial herbicide glyphosate, which is commonly sold under the brand name Roundup. Several other countries and local governments are also considering a ban on glyphosate over concerns about its effects on food and the potential cancer risks associated with the weedkiller. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:34:48+00:00 September 25th, 2019|Roundup & Glyphosate|Comments Off on Germany joins other EU countries in banning Roundup over food, health concerns

Lawsuit by Illinois teenager alleges Juul gave him ‘lungs like a 70-year-old’

An Illinois teenager has filed a lawsuit against Juul over allegations that the company’s e-cigarettes caused severe damage to his lungs. The lawsuit, filed by 18-year-old Adam Hergenreder, alleges that Juul deliberately marketed flavored e-cigarettes to teenagers, putting them at risk of serious and permanent injuries to their lungs. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:35:03+00:00 September 23rd, 2019|Juul|Comments Off on Lawsuit by Illinois teenager alleges Juul gave him ‘lungs like a 70-year-old’

FDA warns Juul over illegal e-cigarettes marketing

A U.S. House of Representatives committee says that Juul broke the law by illegally marketing its e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes that could help smokers quit. The committee’s chairman called on the Food and Drug Administration to take “appropriate enforcement action” against Juul over the company’s illegal marketing practices. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:35:19+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Juul|Comments Off on FDA warns Juul over illegal e-cigarettes marketing

3M faces nearly 1,000 lawsuits over defective military earplugs

Nearly 1,000 veterans of the U.S. armed forces have filed lawsuits against 3M over the company’s defective Combat Arms earplugs. The lawsuits allege that 3M’s military ear plugs were defectively designed, causing service members who used this product in combat to suffer hearing loss, hearing damage, or tinnitus. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:35:32+00:00 September 4th, 2019|3M Combat Arms Earplugs|Comments Off on 3M faces nearly 1,000 lawsuits over defective military earplugs

Illinois officials report first death from respiratory illness linked to e-cigarettes

Officials in Illinois report that a person who was diagnosed with a severe lung illness after using e-cigarettes has died. The death is believed to be the first that has been linked to a mysterious lung illness reported across several states among patients who used e-cigarettes. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:35:47+00:00 August 30th, 2019|Juul|Comments Off on Illinois officials report first death from respiratory illness linked to e-cigarettes

Subsys fentanyl spray manufacturer Insys Therapeutics files for bankruptcy

Insys Therapeutics – the manufacturer of the fentanyl spray Subsys – has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Insys’s bankruptcy filing came just days after the company was forced to pay $225 million to settle criminal and civil complaints by the federal government over allegations that Insys had illegally marketed Subsys to doctors and patients. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:36:03+00:00 August 20th, 2019|Subsys Fentanyl Spray|Comments Off on Subsys fentanyl spray manufacturer Insys Therapeutics files for bankruptcy

Stroke victim files California lawsuit against Juul over e-cigarette marketing to teens

A Connecticut man who suffered a massive stroke after becoming addicted to Juul e-cigarettes has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the vaping device. Maxwell Berger filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs in California over allegations that the company hid the dangers of Juul from consumers, and illegally marketed the product to consumers under the age of 26. (more…)

By | 2019-12-17T22:36:17+00:00 August 19th, 2019|Juul|Comments Off on Stroke victim files California lawsuit against Juul over e-cigarette marketing to teens