Energy drinks

Energy Drinks Linked to Increased Risk for Kidney Disease: Study

January 9, 2019 - A new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) has found a link between sugary beverages -- both soft drinks, sweets, and energy drinks -- and the possibility of developing chronic kidney disease...

AndroGel

AndroGel Settlement Nets $3 Million to Victim of Testosterone Side Effects

The maker of AndroGel, a best-selling testosterone supplement that has been linked to numerous life-threatening cardiovascular side effects, has been ordered to pay $3 million to an Oregon man who claimed the product caused him to have a heart attack.

Medicine & Money

Opioids Responsible for 9,000 Deaths in Children Since 1999: JAMA Study

December 31, 2018 - Over the past two decades, prescription opioid drugs have been linked to an increased mortality rate of nearly 3,000% in children and teens, according to a study published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical...

Settlement Reached in Sexual Abuse Litigation against Boy Scouts, LDS

December 28, 2018 - A total of 19 Idaho lawsuits in which a combined 29 male plaintiffs accused the Boy Scouts of America and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) of participating in decades of systematic sexual abuse...

Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Record $4.7 Billion Talcum Powder Cancer Verdict Upheld by St. Louis Judge

December 27, 2018 - A circuit court judge in St. Louis, MO., last week denied Johnson & Johnson’s bid to have a landmark $4.7 billion judgement against it overturned, sustaining the allegations of nearly 2 dozen female plaintiffs who claimed...

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

FDA Warns that Certain Antibiotics May Cause Fatal Heart Damage

December 26, 2018 - Fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Cipro, Avelox, Noroxin) may increase the risk for tears or ruptures in the aorta, the largest artery in the human body, according to an FDA Drug Safety Communication issued on Thursday.

Essure Birth Control

FDA Approves New Study Protocol for Essure IUD

The updated protocol stipulates that women who were implanted with the Essure IUD would now be monitored for 5 years, rather than the 3 years previously designated. The new test criteria also calls for regular blood tests, according to Reuters.

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Wegmans Cauliflower Rice Recall Class Action Lawsuit

Our class action lawyers are filing lawsuits for people who were severely sickened by Wegmans Cauliflower Rice, Veggie Cauliflower Rice Blend or Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower, which were recalled in December 2018 for potential E. coli contamination.

Synthetic Cannabinoids

Life-Threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use: CDC Warning

In May 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that more than 200 cases of severe and unexplained bleeding had been linked to the use of synthetic cannabinoids potentially laced with rat poison (brodifacoum).

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Traced to Santa Barbara Farm

An E. coli epidemic linked to romaine lettuce, which sickened nearly 60 people across the U.S., has been attributed to a farm in Santa Barbara County, federal health officials said on Thursday.