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Image of a man struggling to swallow representing the new device to help stroke survivors with dysphagia.

FDA Approves New Aid For Stroke Survivors

MedTruth Editors · September 29, 2022

A new device for stroke survivors with dysphagia has been certified safe to use and will be available for doctors to use in stroke treatment.

FDA Regulation
Lawyers shaking hands representing the Roundup litigation push for settlement.

Lawyers for Roundup Plaintiffs Push for Settlement

MedTruth Editors · September 28, 2022

Attorneys want Roundup litigation resolved, either through a global settlement or a return of the cases.

Legal Developments
A group of scientists in a lab representing Zantac expert testimony hearings.

Zantac Expert Testimony Hearings To Be Held

MedTruth Editors · September 27, 2022

These special hearings will determine which expert witnesses will be allowed to testify in the Zantac trials.

Legal Developments
Someone spraying a plant with Roundup representing Bayer winning a Roundup cancer trial.

Bayer Wins Multi-Plaintiff Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · September 23, 2022

The Missouri trial included three plaintiffs who have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, allegedly because of Roundup exposure.

Legal Developments
An endotracheal tube used during surgery representing the Medtronic recall.

Medtronic Recalls Obstructed Airway Tubes

MedTruth Editors · September 22, 2022

Endotracheal tubes are medical devices used during surgery to provide an airway for patients to breathe. A number of Medtronic models may become obstructed during use.

FDA Regulation
Two teens vaping representing the JUUL settlement.

Juul Labs Settles Teen Vape Lawsuits For $440 Million

MedTruth Editors · September 21, 2022

Juul has settled with 33 states for marketing its e-cigarette products to teens.

News
A woman holding textured breast implants representing additional breast implant cancers discovered.

Additional Breast Implant Cancers Discovered

MedTruth Editors · September 20, 2022

In addition to BIA-ALCL, a lymphoma associated with breast implants, numerous cancers have been detected in tissues surrounding breast implants.

News
The Department of Justice building representing lawmakers demanding an update on the J&J talcum powder probe.

Lawmakers Demand DOJ Update on J&J Talc Probe

MedTruth Editors · September 16, 2022

The investigation aims to determine if Johnson & Johnson misled the public about the risks of using its talcum-based products after claims that the asbestos-contaminated powder causes cancer.

Laws + Congress
A man sleeping with a CPAP machine representing the Philips CPAP device recall due to defective magnets.

FDA Recalls Additional Philips CPAP Devices

MedTruth Editors · September 15, 2022

Over 17 million CPAP machines have been recalled, this time due to defective magnets that can interfere with other implanted medical devices.

FDA Regulation
Image of a 3M office building representing veterans fighting 3M's healthcare spinoff.

Veterans Fight 3M Healthcare Spinoff

MedTruth Editors · September 13, 2022

The military earplug company plans to form a separate entity for its $8 billion healthcare product division.

Legal Developments
A person in a military uniform signing a document representing the 3M earplug MDL continuing despite bankruptcy proceedings.

Bankruptcy Judge Allows Earplug MDL to Continue

MedTruth Editors · September 9, 2022

Although 3M's subunit is undergoing the bankruptcy process, litigation against 3M regarding its military earplugs will still proceed.

Legal Developments
A woman laying on a couch in pain representing the FDA approving treatment for Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency.

FDA Approves Treatment For Rare Genetic Condition

MedTruth Editors · September 8, 2022

Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency is a debilitating condition that causes a lipid to build up in the liver, spleen, lungs and brain.

FDA Regulation
A woman holding her stomach in pain representing the Bard hernia mesh lawsuits.

Settlement Master Appointed For Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · September 7, 2022

A settlement master has been appointed to work with plaintiff’s attorneys and legal defense to discover whether an agreement can be reached between the parties.

Legal Developments
A woman writing an amicus curiae brief in support of J&J's talcum powder cancer bankruptcy proceedings.

Pro-Business Nonprofit Backs J&J Bankruptcy Proceeding

MedTruth Editors · September 6, 2022

A legal nonprofit submitted a document in support of Johnson & Johnson’s bankruptcy proceedings surrounding the company's talcum powder cancer cases.

Legal Developments
A worker spraying Paraquat on plants representing the first Paraquat Parkinson's trial pushed back to 2023.

First Paraquat Parkinson’s Trial Pushed Back to 2023

MedTruth Editors · September 2, 2022

The federal judge overseeing Paraquat litigation has pushed back the first jury trial to mid-2023. Agricultural workers who used the herbicide claim it caused them to develop Parkinson's disease.

Legal Developments
A man wearing a hearing aid walking outside representing the FDA approval of over-the-counter hearing aids.

FDA Approves OTC Hearing Aid Rules

MedTruth Editors · September 1, 2022

The ruling establishes a new category of hearing aids designed to be sold over the counter to adults with mild to moderate hearing impairment.

FDA Regulation
Lawyers shaking hands at a table with paperwork representing the first Zantac trial ending in a settlement.

First Zantac Trial Ends in Settlement

MedTruth Editors · August 31, 2022

Joseph Bayer agreed to drop his lawsuit, which was scheduled to be held in an Illinois state court, after reaching a settlement of more than $500,000 with generic makers of Zantac.

Legal Developments
Colorful gummies similar to Krave Nic nicotine gummies that children could confuse for candy.

FDA Cracks Down on Nicotine Gummies

MedTruth Editors · August 30, 2022

Krave Nic’s gummy products resemble candy and food products marketed to children, according to the FDA.

FDA Regulation
Elderly woman holding hip in pain representing the hip implants added to Exactech recall.

40,000 Hip Implants Added to 2021 Exactech Recall

MedTruth Editors · August 26, 2022

The hip implants have been recalled due to oxygen exposure that can degrade the polyethylene liners in the implants.

News
A woman checking her breast representing the Allergan breast implant MDL plaintiffs claiming breast implants caused them to develop cancer.

Allergan Compelled to Produce Documents in Breast Implant MDL

MedTruth Editors · August 25, 2022

Allergan must produce documents related to over 400 patients to inform the bellwether selection process. Plaintiffs claim Allergan breast implants caused them to develop cancer.

Legal Developments
J&J's talcum powder-based baby powder on the shelf in Thailand representing the global phase out of this product.

J&J Announces Global Talc Phase Out

MedTruth Editors · August 24, 2022

Starting in 2023, J&J will no longer sell talcum-based baby powder products anywhere in the world. These products have been discontinued in the U.S. and Canada since 2020.

News
Image of a Walgreens store at night representing the company's role in fueling the Opioid issue in San Francisco.

Judge Finds Walgreens Liable For Opioid Distribution

MedTruth Editors · August 23, 2022

Walgreens was found guilty of filling illegitimate opioid prescriptions, contributing to the severe narcotics abuse issues in San Francisco.

News
The St Louis skyline from above representing the Roundup trial underway in Monsanto's hometown alleging Roundup causes cancer.

New Roundup Trial Underway in Monsanto’s Hometown

Guest Contributor · August 18, 2022

Three people who used Roundup and have since been diagnosed with different types of lymphoma are suing Monsanto. The trial takes place in St. Louis, the headquarters of Monsanto.

Legal Developments
A military veteran at his desk filling out a form representing veterans filing motions to block 3M earplug bankruptcy.

Veterans Move to Block 3M-Aearo Earplug Bankruptcy

MedTruth Editors · August 17, 2022

Two veterans filed motions to prevent 3M from using bankruptcy to halt future earplug claims.

Legal Developments
A doctor looking at a mammogram scan representing the mammogram clinic stripped of accreditation.

FDA Strips Mammogram Clinic of Accreditation

MedTruth Editors · August 16, 2022

the FDA makes reports on mammogram facilities in order to allow providers and patients to make informed decisions about where they want to receive their mammogram.

FDA Regulation
Woman holding her head representing Merck Gardasil lawsuits alleging the HPV vaccine caused autoimmune disorders.

Merck Faces Gardasil Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · August 12, 2022

Two women allege Merck's HPV vaccine caused them to develop autoimmune disorders.

News
A researcher holding monkeypox virus test tube representing the FDA monkeypox plan of action.

FDA Announces Monkeypox Plan of Action

MedTruth Editors · August 11, 2022

Despite its relatively low lethality, the presence of monkeypox in the U.S. has caused the FDA and CDC to be on alert, tracking new cases and potential spikes in infections.

News
US veteran on laptop and phone representing 3M making moves to end earplug lawsuits.

3M Declares Bankruptcy and Creates Trust to End Earplug Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · August 10, 2022

The earplug company is using a $1 billion trust fund and bankruptcy to resolve close to 250,000 hearing damage claims.

Legal Developments
A person on a remote meeting representing the FDA remote regulation tools.

FDA Optimizes Remote Regulation Tools

MedTruth Editors · August 9, 2022

The initial benefits outlined by the agency included using RRAs to determine compliance, inform regulatory decisions, and verify information submitted to the agency.

FDA Regulation
Two firefighters using aqueous film-forming foam to fight a fire, representing the PFAS class action.

Firefighters File PFAS Class Action

MedTruth Editors · August 5, 2022

PFAS chemicals, which are resistant to breaking down naturally in the environment, may accumulate in human tissue and have been associated with various health complications.

News
A lawyer writing case papers representing a vaginal mesh lawsuit summarily dismissed.

Vaginal Mesh Suit Summarily Dismissed

MedTruth Editors · August 4, 2022

A summary judgment can be thought of as a trial on paper. Both sides submit their best arguments for why the law favors their side, accepting all of their opponent's claims, with the judge eventually deciding the outcome.

Women's Health
A woman speaking in court holding documents representing the appeals court reversal of a mesothelioma decision against J&J.

Appeals Court Reverses $120 Million Mesothelioma Decision Against J&J

MedTruth Editors · August 3, 2022

The court ruled that Olson’s legal team did not present expert testimony that established sufficient evidence that Olson’s exposure to talcum in J&J’s products caused her health to deteriorate. 

Legal Developments
A woman in the US military representing the 3M earplug retrial requests denied.

3M Earplug Retrial Requests Denied

MedTruth Editors · July 29, 2022

Nine of 3M's military earplug trial losses will not be retried after the company claimed delayed depositions muddied the verdicts.

Legal Developments
Person holding a bottle of Roundup weedkiller representing the Roundup $45 Million Settlement.

Roundup Judge Approves $45 Million Settlement

MedTruth Editors · July 27, 2022

Monsanto was accused of failing to warn consumers about the potential health risks associated with glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller.

Legal Developments
A Peach farm similar to the one that was found to be damaged by dicamba by the lower court.

Dicamba Damages Upheld By Appeals Court

MedTruth Editors · July 22, 2022

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's verdict for damages caused by Dicamba.

Legal Developments
An oxycodone label representing the opioids that Teva allegedly produced.

Teva Accused of Minimizing Its Part in Opioid Epidemic

MedTruth Editors · July 20, 2022

New York AG Letitia James claims that Teva headquarters downplayed its direction of Teva US to avoid legal consequences.

Legal Developments
A sign stating JUUL products are sold at the establishment symbolizes how the injunction has temporarily allowed JUUL to be sold.

JUUL Injunction Temporarily Granted by Court

MedTruth Editors · July 15, 2022

A US District Court has temporarily blocked the FDA order pulling Juul Labs products from shelves.

Legal Developments
A man at home using a ventilator similar to the ones recalled by the FDA.

FDA Recalls At-Home Ventilators

MedTruth Editors · July 14, 2022

The FDA has issued a Class I recall of Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s Volara systems after severe side effects were discovered.

FDA Regulation
Image of lentils similar to the lentils recalled by Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest Faces Food Contamination Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · July 13, 2022

According to the FDA, over 175 adverse events stemming from Daily Harvest's lentil meals have been reported.

News
Image of an infant wearing a neck float similar to the device used in the FDA warning

FDA Warns of Baby Neck Float Dangers

MedTruth Editors · July 12, 2022

The FDA has warned parents and caregivers not to use neck floats for water therapy intervention.

FDA Regulation
Image of a couple gardening representing the Alberta and Alva Pilliod Roundup cancer case.

Supreme Court Declines To Review $87M Pilliod Roundup Case

MedTruth Editors · July 8, 2022

The Supreme Court turned away Bayer’s appeal of Alva and Alberta Pilliod's Roundup cancer case.

Legal Developments
Physiotherapist assisting a patient with ALS representing the FDA plan for treating neurodegenerative diseases.

FDA Creates 5-Year Plan for Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases

MedTruth Editors · July 7, 2022

The FDA's plan aims to treat rare neurodegenerative diseases like Lou Gehrig's Disease or ALS through research, clinic trials, and more.

FDA Regulation
An elderly woman holding pack of Zantac pills representing the Zantac trial dates set in California.

Zantac Bellwether Dates Set in CA

MedTruth Editors · July 6, 2022

The first four Zantac trials in California have been set for 2023. Zantac users claim that they were unknowingly exposed to unsafe levels of NDMA.

Legal Developments
A hand holding a smoking cigarette representing the FDA proposed plan for limiting nicotine in cigarettes.

FDA Proposes Plan For Limiting Nicotine in Cigarettes

MedTruth Editors · July 5, 2022

If implemented, the limit on nicotine would help to prevent people who experiment with cigarettes from becoming regular users.

FDA Regulation
An elderly patient talking to pharmacist at a CVS pharmacy representing the whistleblower lawsuit.

CVS Allegedly Overcharged Seniors For Drugs

MedTruth Editors · June 30, 2022

Medicare recipients were not informed about the option of generic drugs, less expensive but identical versions of their name-brand counterparts, a whistleblower claims.

News
A vehicle on a farm spraying plants with Roundup weedkiller containing glyphosate.

EPA Ordered To Reconsider Glyphosate Safety

MedTruth Editors · June 29, 2022

The EPA must reexamine its 2020 findings that glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller products, is “not likely” to cause cancer.

Laws + Congress
Image of three high schoolers laughing representing the Native American anti-vaping campaign Next Legends.

“Next Legends” Native American Anti-Vaping Campaign Announced

MedTruth Editors · June 28, 2022

The FDA's Next Legends campaign aims to prevent tobacco and vape use among American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

News
Image of a judge holding gavel representing the Oregon judge blocking media coverage of Roundup cancer trial.

Judge Blocks Media Coverage of Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · June 27, 2022

The judge decided the media coverage might put pressure on the jury, resulting in jurors potentially dropping out.

Legal Developments
Image of JUUL with pods representing the FDA removal of JUUL products in the US.

JUUL Labs Products Expelled From U.S. Market

MedTruth Editors · June 24, 2022

The FDA has issued a removal of JUUL products in the United States because of the company’s inadequate safety information.

News
A woman feeling her breast experiencing breast pain representing the FDA's new breast implant study on risks of BIA-ALCL.

FDA Announces New Breast Implant Study

MedTruth Editors · June 23, 2022

BIA-ALCL is a man-made cancer, a specific type of T-cell lymphoma, that is associated with textured breast implants.

News
Two lawyers discussing a document representing the 3M earplug MDL mediation talks.

Judge Orders Mediation Talks in 3M Earplug MDL

MedTruth Editors · June 22, 2022

After 16 bellwether cases have been tried, Judge Rogers implied that all the necessary evidence has been presented to predict the outcome of future litigation.

Legal Developments
A doctor looking at the hair of a patient with Alopecia representing the first approved systemic Alopecia treatment.

FDA Approves First Systemic Alopecia Treatment

MedTruth Editors · June 21, 2022

Although there have been topical treatments available to treat alopecia, Olumiant is the first systemic treatment approved for the autoimmune disorder.

News
At-home nurse talking to patient representing the Humira kickback allegations.

AbbVie Faces Humira Kickback Allegations

MedTruth Editors · June 17, 2022

Defendants are accused of violating the federal Anti-Kickback Statute by providing free so-called “nurse ambassadors” to physicians who wrote prescriptions for Humira.

Legal Developments
A doctor listening to a person's heart representing the Medtronic heart pump kit recall.

FDA Recalls Medtronic Heart Pump Kits

MedTruth Editors · June 16, 2022

Medtronic’s HVAD Pump Implant Kit is a type of medical device used to help the heart pump blood.

News
A person pouring pills into hand representing Teva and Allergan settling West Virginia opioid lawsuit.

Teva & Allergan Settle WV Opioid Lawsuit For Over $160 Million

MedTruth Editors · June 15, 2022

The trial accused manufactures of intensifying the opioid epidemic by grossly understating the risks of the highly-addictive painkillers.

Legal Developments
A woman on a ventilator at a hospital representing the Philips Respironics ventilator recall.

Philips Respironics Ventilator Faces Second Recall

MedTruth Editors · June 14, 2022

The recall addresses the defect that causes these ventilators to completely shut down without prior warning.

FDA Regulation
Image of an empty classroom showing the light fixtures representing Monsanto PCB lawsuit.

PCBs “No More Toxic Than Table Salt,” Ex-Monsanto Official Testifies

MedTruth Editors · June 10, 2022

The attorney said both students, who attended the school beginning in 2011, should receive at least $12 million in damages because of their exposure to PCBs in light fixtures.

Legal Developments
Image of a man with lidocaine pain patch on shoulder representing the Kroger class action lawsuit dropped.

Kroger Escapes Class Action Over Pain Patches

MedTruth Editors · June 9, 2022

The lawsuit claimed that Kroger's pain relief patches fall off within minutes after being applied to the skin, despite promising pain relief for hours.

News
A woman holding 5 different dietary supplement pills in her palm and picking one up representing the FDA guidance on supplements.

FDA Issues Supplement Guidance

MedTruth Editors · June 8, 2022

The FDA's new initiative aims to educate consumers about the risks and benefits of dietary supplements.

FDA Regulation
Image of a man with type 2 diabetes testing his glucose levels, representing the new diabetes drug Mounjaro.

FDA Approves New Diabetes Treatment

MedTruth Editors · June 7, 2022

The agency approved Mounjaro as a first of its class treatment to try to help meet diabetics' blood sugar goals.

FDA Regulation
Nestle logo on building representing class action filed over glucose boost drinks.

Nestle Class Action Filed Over Glucose Drinks

MedTruth Editors · June 2, 2022

Steven Owen alleges that Nestle’s marketing is misleading in claiming its drink helps manage blood sugar in people with diabetes.

News
Woman holding a CBD gummy representing FDA warning companies selling CBD products containing delta 8 THC.

FDA Warns Companies Selling Illegal CBD Products

MedTruth Editors · June 2, 2022

In the warning letters, the FDA discusses the illegal marketing of these delta-8 THC products as treatments for medical conditions or for therapeutic use.

FDA Regulation
Image of a lawyer and client signing papers representing a jury awarding money in a 3M trial.

Jury Awards Largest Single-Plaintiff Award in 3M Trial

MedTruth Editors · June 1, 2022

Beal's trial is the largest award in the MDL in which a jury has ordered the company to pay a single plaintiff.

Legal Developments
Woman sleeping with CPAP machine representing the FDA releasing Philips recall FAQ guide.

FDA Releases Philips Recall FAQ

MedTruth Editors · May 30, 2022

The guide helps to determine if a Philips Respironics machine was recalled and what the risks are of using these recalled devices.

FDA Regulation
Lawyer looking at a folder representing a judge rejecting 3M's bid for late discovery in military earplug MDL.

Judge Rejects 3M’s Bid For Late Discovery in Earplug MDL

MedTruth Editors · May 27, 2022

3M’s attempt to force the U.S. military to hand over information related to the MDL was too late.

Legal Developments
Person taking a rapid Covid test representing the FDA warning of counterfeit COVID-19 tests.

FDA Warns of Counterfeit COVID-19 Tests

MedTruth Editors · May 26, 2022

The FDA stated that although no counterfeit COVID-19 tests have been found in government-distributed centers, the agency is aware they are being distributed around the US.

FDA Regulation
Supreme court building representing the DOJ recommending the Roundup cancer award stand.

Supreme Court Urged To Let $25M Roundup Cancer Award Stand

MedTruth Editors · May 25, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice has recommended that the lower court verdict be allowed to stand.

Legal Developments
Miner in a talcum mine representing J&J accused of exposing workers to asbestos.

J&J Accused of Exposing Workers to Asbestos

MedTruth Editors · May 24, 2022

In the midst of battling tens of thousands of talcum powder lawsuits, J&J appealed to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who worked in J&J’s talc mines.

News
Weedkiller being sprayed on crops representing the former Monsanto CEO testifying in a Roundup cancer trial.

Former Monsanto CEO Testifies in First Roundup Trial Outside California

MedTruth Editors · May 20, 2022

This is the first trial in which former CEO of Monsanto Hugh Grant, who ran the company for 15 years, will testify.

Legal Developments
A pregnant woman at the doctor for prenatal screening representing FDA warning about false NIPS test results.

FDA Warns About False NIPS Test Results

MedTruth Editors · May 19, 2022

NIPS tests work by taking a portion of the parent’s blood at a time when the fetal DNA can be detected. This DNA is examined for chromosomal or genetic abnormalities that may indicate future health problems.

Women's Health
A young woman holding a pill bottle on a video call with a doctor representing the Cerebral lawsuit alleging the company overprescribed Adderall.

Cerebral Lawsuit Leads To ADHD Prescription Pause

MedTruth Editors · May 18, 2022

The lawsuit alleges that Cerebral’s business practices emphasized profits over patient safety and well-being.

News
Man taking pills representing the opioid settlement increasing by $46 million.

Opioid Settlement Increased by $46 Million

MedTruth Editors · May 17, 2022

Washington state's attorney general has secured a $518 million settlement from opioid manufactures.

Legal Developments
Illustration of a woman holding arm of a man with Alzheimer's representing the new diagnostic test that has been FDA approved for marketing.

FDA Approves Marketing of New Alzheimer's Test

MedTruth Editors · May 11, 2022

A new diagnostic test for Azlheimer's detection has been FDA-approved for marketing.

FDA Regulation
Woman taking opioid pills representing Walgreens Opioid Lawsuit Settled For $683 Million.

Walgreens Opioid Lawsuit Settled For $683 Million

MedTruth Editors · May 11, 2022

The state of Florida has reached a settlement with Walgreens over the drug store’s alleged role in contributing to the opioid epidemic.

Legal Developments
A man with hearing loss holding his ear representing a veteran awarded $2.2 million in 3M earplug trial.

Veteran Awarded $2.2 Million in 3M Earplug Trial

MedTruth Editors · May 10, 2022

This is 3M's ninth trial loss in 15 bellwether trials alleging that defective military earplugs cause hearing damage and tinnitus.

Legal Developments
People on a bus wearing face masks representing Limited PFAS Levels in Face Masks

Study Finds Limited PFAS Levels in Face Masks

MedTruth Editors · May 9, 2022

Researchers found eight of the nine masks tested did not exceed safe PFAS exposure levels.

Research + Findings
Ethicon headquarters sign in front of building representing the company's surgical mesh appeal loss.

Ethicon Loses $300 Million Surgical Mesh Appeal

MedTruth Editors · May 6, 2022

The company must pay over $300 million to California for misleading marketing practices regarding transvaginal mesh products.

Legal Developments
Image of a man smoking a cigarette representing FDA proposing a ban on flavored tobacco products.

FDA Proposes Flavored Tobacco Products Ban

MedTruth Editors · May 5, 2022

These bans have the potential to significantly decrease the rates of disease and death caused by burned tobacco products.

FDA Regulation
Image of the San Francisco bay representing Monsanto allegedly hiding PCB environmental and health information for profit.

Bay Area Cities Sue Monsanto Over PCB Cleanup Costs

MedTruth Editors · May 4, 2022

Monsanto allegedly knew about the environmental and health hazards of PCBs but hid this information for its own profit.

News
Image of a person in a lab holding pill bottle with white pills representing fake covid drug manufacturers.

Fake Covid Drug Manufacturers Face FDA Action

MedTruth Editors · May 3, 2022

These latest actions are part of a continued effort to crack down on unapproved, untested, or ineffective treatments for Covid-19 being sold to consumers.

FDA Regulation
Image of asbestos particles in tweezers representing the EPA final asbestos ban.

EPA Proposes Final Asbestos Ban

MedTruth Editors · April 29, 2022

The proposal would ban the importation of the last type of asbestos currently able to be brought into the US.

News
Illustration of doctor holding pills and patient holding pill representing the new FDA opioid safety initiative.

FDA Proposes New Opioid Safety Initiative

MedTruth Editors · April 28, 2022

This new initiative would provide another avenue to traditional opioid disposal methods.

FDA Regulation
Image of a person spraying basil representing a Roundup judge criticizing proposed false advertising settlement.

Roundup Judge Criticizes Proposed False Advertising Settlement

MedTruth Editors · April 27, 2022

The settlement would provide payments to consumers who purchased certain Roundup products and resolve a lawsuit claiming that Monsanto failed to warn users.

Legal Developments
Illustration of a woman wearing mask with covid particles around her representing the covid breath test.

FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Breath Test

MedTruth Editors · April 26, 2022

This breath test provides highly accurate COVID-19 test results in a shorter timeframe than traditional PCR tests.

News
Person in suit calculating fees representing a judge denying 3M’s Fee Acceleration Motion for earplug plaintiffs.

Judge Denies 3M’s Fee Acceleration Motion For Earplug Plaintiffs

MedTruth Editors · April 22, 2022

3M argued that a court decision that waived the administrative docket’s $402 per claim filing fee has ballooned the number of defective earplug claims.

Legal Developments
Doctors looking at brain scan representing the FDA Cybersecurity Guidance For Medical Devices.

FDA Issues Cybersecurity Guidance For Medical Devices

MedTruth Editors · April 21, 2022

Attacks from cybercriminals have rendered entire hospital networks powerless and have led to delays in diagnosis, delays in treatment, and increases in patient harm.

FDA Regulation
St Louis park bench and grass representing Bayer settling Roundup cancer claims.

Bayer Settles Dozens of Roundup Cancer Claims

MedTruth Editors · April 20, 2022

In March, Bayer announced that of approximately 138,000 cancer claims filed by individuals, 107,000 had been resolved or deemed ineligible.

Legal Developments
Empty courtroom representing the opioid MDL growth halted.

Opioid MDL Growth Halted

MedTruth Editors · April 19, 2022

The window to join the massive MDL in Northern Ohio has been officially closed by the JPML.

Legal Developments
Woman holding a round white pill representing the Sandoz Muscle Pain Pill recall.

Sandoz Recalls Potentially Carcinogenic Muscle Pain Pills

MedTruth Editors · April 15, 2022

The recall affects 13 lots of the muscle pain and spasm drug Orphenadrine Citrate.

News
Doctor holding vial of sotrovimab for covid-19 treatment representing the FDA rescinding its emergency use authorization.

FDA Rescinds Covid Drug Authorization

MedTruth Editors · April 14, 2022

Sotrovimab is an intravenous monoclonal antibody medication originally authorized for treating Covid-19.

FDA Regulation
Judge holding gavel representing the J&J talc bankruptcy appeals granted.

Judge Grants Fast-Track Appeal of J&J’s Talc Bankruptcy

MedTruth Editors · April 13, 2022

Judge Kaplan allowed plaintiffs who have alleged that J&J’s asbestos-contaminated talc products caused them to develop cancer to appeal his ruling

Legal Developments
Illustration of drug cabinet representing FDA warning letters to covid drug makers.

FDA Issues Warning to Unauthorized COVID Drug Makers

MedTruth Editors · April 12, 2022

Two companies that claim to make drugs that cure Covid-19 have been sent FDA warning letters.

FDA Regulation
Military veteran at the doctor representing the 13th military earplug trial.

13th Military Earplug Trial Returns $50 Million Plaintiff Verdict

MedTruth Editors · April 8, 2022

The trial concluded that the military veteran developed hearing loss and severe tinnitus because of 3M’s negligence.

Legal Developments
Woman using an e-cigarette representing the FDA rulings on vape products.

FDA Issues Rulings on E-Cigarette Products

MedTruth Editors · April 7, 2022

The FDA has been reviewing millions of E-cigarette products, approving ones that are likely to assist adult smokers looking to reduce or eliminate their combustible cigarette use.

FDA Regulation
Hand holding pink pills representing Pfizer recalling blood pressure drug Accuretic.

Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Drug

MedTruth Editors · April 6, 2022

Pfizer detected a potentially carcinogenic compound in the blood pressure lowering drug Accuretic.

News
French fries in a fryer representing the court ruling that there is not enough evidence acrylamide causes cancer.

Acrylamide Lawsuits Halted Over Inconclusive Cancer Claims

MedTruth Editors · March 31, 2022

The federal court ruled that there is not enough evidence proving that acrylamide, a substance that’s formed during the heating process of certain foods, causes cancer.

News
Person spraying tree with Roundup weedkiller representing Bayer petitioning a Roundup case.

Bayer Brings Second Roundup Verdict Petition to Supreme Court

MedTruth Editors · March 30, 2022

The company behind Roundup weedkiller, which thousands claim caused their cancer, is petitioning the nation’s high court to review a Roundup case for the second time.

Legal Developments
Nurse using a ventilator machine representing the Philips ventilator recall for adhesive defect.

FDA Recalls Ventilators For Adhesive Defect

MedTruth Editors · March 29, 2022

Philips Respironics’ ventilators could stop functioning without warning or notification, potentially leading to patient deaths.

FDA Regulation
Image of the LA River representing Monsanto failing to issue warnings about PCBS in the waterways.

Los Angeles Sues Monsanto Over PCBs in City Waterways

MedTruth Editors · March 25, 2022

Los Angeles is accusing Monsanto of failing to issue a warning to the city about the hazards PCBs.

News
A mom giving inhaler to daughter representing the generic version of Symbicort approved by the FDA for asthma and COPD.

FDA Approves First Generic Version of Symbicort

MedTruth Editors · March 24, 2022

Generic drugs help to improve accessibility of affordable medicine. Generic Symbicort will provide greater options for treatment to those with asthma and COPD.

FDA Regulation