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    • FDA Reclassifies Mesh as “High Risk Device”

      FDA Reclassifies Mesh as “High Risk Device”

      Earlier today, January 4, 2016, the FDA issued two final orders that can only be interpreted as a response to cries for help from woman injured by transvaginally placed polypropelene mesh products. Today, the agency has reclassified mesh products designed […]

    • E-Cigarettes Proven to Contain Potentially Dangerous Molecules

      E-Cigarettes Proven to Contain Potentially Dangerous Molecules

      According to a Science Daily report, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) produce highly reactive molecules that are associated with cell damage and cancer. The molecules, known as free radicals, may pose a health risk to users, according to researchers at Penn State […]

    • JPML Considering Consolidation of 350 Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuits

      JPML Considering Consolidation of 350 Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuits

      The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will hear arguments today in New Orleans concerning whether to consolidate approximately 350 class action lawsuits filed against the automaker Volkswagen. It is the job of the JPML to determine whether civil actions […]

    • FDA’s 510(k) Approval Process One Focus of Morcellator Lawsuits

      FDA’s 510(k) Approval Process One Focus of Morcellator Lawsuits

      Approximately 28 morcellator lawsuits have been transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) consolidation. The lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) involve power morcellators, currently one of the most […]

    • Philadelphia Jury Awards $1.7 Million in Landmark Asbestos Case

      Philadelphia Jury Awards $1.7 Million in Landmark Asbestos Case

      The estate of a deceased factory worker and his wife were recently awarded $1.7 million by a Philadelphia jury in the first asbestos case successfully tried against an employer. The award, $1 million to Doris A. Busbey and $700,000 to […]

    • Next Set of Arguments in Bair Hugger Litigation Next Week

      Next Set of Arguments in Bair Hugger Litigation Next Week

      Plaintiffs hoping to consolidate 14 Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuits against 3M before Judge Donovan W. Frank in the District of Minnesota will get another chance to make their case when the next scheduled arguments are heard on December 3. […]

    • Poll Says Most Americans Believe E-Cigarettes are Harmful to Health

      Poll Says Most Americans Believe E-Cigarettes are Harmful to Health

      Although electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have only been around since 2004, too little time for researchers to complete definitive studies on their effects on human health, Americans polled by STAT and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have made […]

    • FDA Warns Consumers of Liver Damage Risks Linked to Hepatitis C Drugs

      FDA Warns Consumers of Liver Damage Risks Linked to Hepatitis C Drugs

      Responding to numerous reports of patients who had either died or had to undergo a liver transplant after receiving two hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that the drugs can cause serious liver […]

    • Upcoming FDA Meeting Set to Review Fluoroquinolones

      Upcoming FDA Meeting Set to Review Fluoroquinolones

      A report recently released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concludes that fluoroquinolones are no more effective at treating sinus infections, bronchitis in those with COPD, and urinary tract infections than a placebo and plans to review its […]

    • Pennsylvania Congressman Plans to Introduce “E-Free Act” to Ban Essure

      Pennsylvania Congressman Plans to Introduce “E-Free Act” to Ban Essure

      U.S. Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA, 8th District) will hold a press conference today to announce his “E-Free Act,” a bipartisan bill to Congress that would ban the Essure contraceptive device. Essure, which is manufactured by Bayer, is a flexible, nickel-titanium […]