EXPANDED RECALL OF POPULAR DIABETES DRUG DUE TO HIGH LEVELS OF CANCER-CAUSING AGENT

Categories: Metformin Recall

Additional lots of the widely-used diabetes drug, metformin hydrochloride, have been recalled after they were found to contain unacceptably high levels of a cancer-causing contaminant. Marksans Pharma Limited, India has voluntarily expanded its earlier initiated recall on June 05, 2020 to include an additional 76 unexpired lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg, &…

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TENOFOVIR LAWSUITS RELATED TO KIDNEY & BONE INJURIES

Categories: Pharmaceutical litigation

What You Should Know: Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (“TDF” or “tenofovir DF”) is a prescription drug that is used to treat HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus infections in certain patients. The brand name for TDF is VIREAD®. TDF is also used in combination drug prescriptions, including Truvada®, Atripla®, Complera® and Stribild®. Lawsuits have been filed…

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ELMIRON® LAWSUITS FOR VISION PROBLEMS

Categories: Elmiron Lawsuits for Vision Problems

What You Should Know: Elmiron®, a prescription drug used to treat bladder pain or discomfort from interstitial cystitis, has been linked to a serious vision disorder called pigmentary maculopathy. This condition resulting from Elmiron® use can be confused with or initially diagnosed as age-related macular degeneration, macular or pattern dystrophy, diabetic retinopathy, or certain other…

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COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE COVERAGE

Categories: COVID-19 Insurance Claims

COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE COVERAGE

Many small and large businesses have been severely impacted by the government mandated shutdowns and resulting losses due to COVID-19. Many of these businesses have or could have business interruption or other types of insurance policies that may be applicable and cover certain losses. Compensation may be available under these policies where the federal or…

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RECALLED ALLERGAN BREAST IMPLANTS: What You Should Know

Categories: Allergan Breast Implant Lawsuits

What You Should Know: On July 24, 2019, the FDA requested that Allergan recall its BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders to protect individuals from the increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), associated with Allergan BIOCELL textured breast implants. BIA-ALCL is not breast cancer – it is a type of…

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FDA Requests Immediate Withdraw of Zantac & Other Ranitidine Products from the Market

Categories: Zantac Lawsuits

What you should know: On April 1, 2020, the FDA requested that all manufacturers immediately withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market. The generic name for the drug Zantac is ranitidine. The medication may contain a cancer-causing chemical. Some ranitidine medications had already been recalled prior to this announcement. Lawsuits have been…

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HEARTBURN MEDICATION RECALLS DUE TO CANCER RISK: Zantac Litigation Update

Categories: Zantac Lawsuits

HEARTBURN MEDICATION RECALLS DUE TO CANCER RISK: LITIGATION UPDATE

What you should know: The generic name for the drug Zantac is ranitidine. The medication may contain a cancer-causing chemical. Multiple ranitidine medications have been recalled. Lawsuits have been filed by individuals who have taken Zantac and developed cancer. The lawsuits accuse drug makers of manufacturing, marketing and selling a product they knew or should have…

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E-CIGARETTE ADDICTION & INJURY LAWSUIT UPDATE – Federal Cases Centralized in MDL in California

Categories: E-Cigarette Addiction & Injury Lawsuit

Recently, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) created a new MDL for federal lawsuits for individuals, including minors, who suffered addiction or other injury as a result of JUUL nicotine delivery products.  The lawsuits allege that Juul Labs, Inc (“JLI”) marketed its JUUL nicotine delivery products, including e-cigarettes, in a manner designed to attract minors, that…

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Asbestos-Tainted Baby Powder Recalled by Johnson and Johnson

Categories: Talc Cancer Lawsuits

Asbestos-Tainted Baby Powder Recalled by Johnson and Johnson

On Friday, October 18, 2019, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. announced that it is recalling approximately 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online. Asbestos is a known carcinogen that has been linked to mesothelioma. Johnson &…

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