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Keep current on preventative progress and patient safety strides.
S. Nicole Lane · February 24, 2020
The FDA requested a manufacturer recall of the weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) after studies showed an increased risk of cancer.FDA Regulation
Nicole Knight · February 18, 2020
The FDA has exempted more than 200 types of medical devices and testing products from safety and effectiveness reviews after a new policy went into effect Dec. 30.FDA Regulation
Benjamin Duong · January 28, 2020
The FDA published more than 80 additions, withdrawals or modifications to its list of recognized consensus standards for medical devices in the U.S. market, impacting devices such as cardiovascular stents and nails used to secure implants to bones.FDA Regulation
James Parker · January 27, 2020
The FDA is enforcing an Ethicon stapler recall after units were ejecting malformed staples.FDA Regulation
James Parker · January 21, 2020
The FDA issued a warning about respiratory depression and serious breathing difficulties in patients using gabapentin. Certain factors, including pre-existing respiratory complications and opioid use, may increase the risk.FDA Regulation
Nicole Knight · January 21, 2020
As of Jan. 15, 2020, the FDA requires electronic submission of medical device premarket applications in efforts to increase approval transparency and cut down on paperwork.FDA Regulation
Hear from real patients and explore evidence-based features.
By Annie Simon
'Trust Me, I'm Sick,' a short documentary series following the everyday lives of five individuals, works to create an accurate portrayal of people living with chronic illness.
By S. Nicole Lane
Recent reports from young people who underwent LASIK and suffered cataracts in the years that followed have incited medical curiosity surrounding the link between the sight-improving surgery and the life-altering medical condition.
By S. Nicole Lane
Patients who suffered copper toxicity from IUD contraceptives recount the adverse mental health impacts they experienced, raising concern surrounding the safety of such devices.
By Lauren Delisle
Chronic illness affects six in 10 adults living in the United States -- a figure that is only expected to increase in coming years. Despite stigmas that stand in the way of societal treatment and comprehensive care methods, holistic and functional practitioners of medicine are working alongside patient advocates to make the world an easier place to live for those coping with chronic illness. Learn more about the movement to make invisible illnesses visible.
By Ashley Lombardo
In May, women from across the nation gathered at the United States Capitol to advocate for the Medical Device Safety Act. The bill, recently re-introduced in the House, aims to restore patients' Seventh Amendment rights. Here's why the women of the Medical Device Problems group are fighting for it.
Stay current on verdicts and settlements.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Juul Labs Inc.
The Mass. AG claims that Juul Labs’ purchasing of ad space on networks such as Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, combined with their solicitation of representation by Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart prove that the company was deliberately targeting youths and minors with their marketing.
Dana Viola et al. v. Pfizer Inc.
The plaintiff has filed a complaint with Pfizer for marking Zantac as safe despite findings of NDMA in the product.
Graham v. Bausch Health Co. et al.
Plaintiffs claim that Johnson & Johnson and all retailers who carry their talc products are violating prop 65 which states that all CA operating companies must label potential carcinogens on their products because the “industry definition” of talc includes talc contaminated by arsenic, lead, and hexavalent chromium.
James Parker · February 6, 2020
A New Jersey jury imposed a now-reduced verdict of three-quarters of a million dollars in punitive fines to Johnson & Johnson.Legal Developments
Andrea Sarcos · February 6, 2020
Nearly 50 trial lawyers gathered at the Women’s Leadership Forum, a dedicated development session in support of women in the profession, at the National Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami, Florida.Legal Developments
James Parker · January 30, 2020
Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary is set to pay $344 million for failing to inform consumers about the risks of transvaginal mesh.Legal Developments
James Parker · January 7, 2020
Johnson & Johnson and plaintiffs Linda and Mark O’Hagan reached a midtrial settlement without jury verdict, meaning the jury will not be given an opportunity to make a decision that considers the FDA's finding of asbestos in talcum powder.Legal Developments