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Monsanto Loses Bid to Delay Placement of Roundup on Unflattering List

Monsanto Loses Bid to Delay Placement of Roundup on Unflattering List July 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Fresno, CA: Monsanto has been trying very hard to keep the primary ingredient in Monsanto Roundup off a list of cancer-causing chemicals maintained by the state of California. Monsanto maintains that glyphosate, the key ingredient to its popular weed killer, is perfectly safe and does not cause cancer, a fact disputed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. However, Monsanto Roundup causes cancer will indeed, migrate to a list maintained by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment after the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling.
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Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third

Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third July 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: The second bellwether Xarelto lawsuit in multidistrict litigation over allegations of Xarelto bleedout in association with the new age blood thinner has gone, like the first, to the defendant. While this may prove disappointing to litigants alleging the anticoagulant is unsafe, there are still two more bellwether trials to roll out later this year, with some 15,000 cases in the federal multidistrict litigation pipeline housed in New Orleans. Additional cases are percolating at the state level in Philadelphia.
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New Study Suggests Popular Heartburn Drugs Associated With a Higher Risk of Death

New Study Suggests Popular Heartburn Drugs Associated With a Higher Risk of Death July 7, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
St. Louis, MO: A new study suggests that some popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are associated with a higher risk of death.
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Taxotere Hair Loss: Are Doctors Forthright with their Patients as to Risk?

Taxotere Hair Loss: Are Doctors Forthright with their Patients as to Risk? July 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Many a Taxotere hair loss lawsuit asserts that the manufacturer of Taxotere (docetaxel), Sanofi, knew about the increased risk for permanent hair loss associated with its cancer drug, and yet downplayed the risk without revealing that competing products on the market were just as effective at treating cancer as Taxotere, but without the corresponding increased risk for permanent hair loss, or so it is alleged.
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Concern over Rates of Depression amongst Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Patients

Concern over Rates of Depression amongst Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Patients July 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Milan, Italy: Propecia finasteride has, for some time, been employed as an effective solution to male pattern baldness and hair loss, a condition that usually hits most men at middle age but in rare cases can appear in men as young as 18. However, for many consumers Propecia side effects have combined to not only spoil the party on top of their once-bald pate, but to also serve as the foundation for panic between the sheets. In rare, but growing cases use of finasteride for hair growth has led to Propecia impotence.
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Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuit Filed

Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Lawsuit Filed July 5, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Smith & Nephew is the latest hip replacement maker to face a lawsuit over defective design resulting in personal injury. The complaint was filed by a woman who alleges she developed metallosis, or metal blood poisoning, after having a Smith and Nephew 50mm Birmingham Resurfacing femoral head, and a 56mm Birmingham Resurfacing acetabular cup surgically implanted.
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Eli Lilly & Co. Testosterone Bellwether Trials Scheduled for 2018

Eli Lilly & Co. Testosterone Bellwether Trials Scheduled for 2018 July 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc., the makers of AndroGel, have garnered the lion’s share of attention (and the highest proportion of lawsuits) in the testosterone side effects MDL to date. However Eli Lilly and Co. (Lilly), the manufacturer of Axiron, is the subject of renewed focus after the federal judge in Illinois overseeing multidistrict litigation last month selected the first two bellwether cases that will go to trial next year (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, Case No: 1:14-cv-01748, in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois).
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With Takata Falling, Airbag Injuries and Recycled Airbags Take Center Stage

With Takata Falling, Airbag Injuries and Recycled Airbags Take Center Stage July 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Vegas, NV: Karina Dorado appears, by circumstance, to have become the latest poster child for airbag injuries. The 18-year-old Nevada resident was involved in a relatively minor front-end collision earlier this year from which most people would walk away. However, the force with which the driver’s side airbag in her used Honda Accord deployed shattered the inflator casing, sending shards of shrapnel into the young woman’s throat. She very nearly died.
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Federal Judge Allows Hip Implant Lawsuit to Move Forward

Federal Judge Allows Hip Implant Lawsuit to Move Forward July 3, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Philadelphia, PA: A federal judge will allow a hip implant lawsuit related to a Stryker hip implant system to continue after she dismissed two of the plaintiff's claims but allowed a manufacturing defect claim to remain.
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Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Introduced Without FDA Pre-Market Clearance: Report

Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Introduced Without FDA Pre-Market Clearance: Report July 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Expert insight from a witness in a recent transvaginal mesh lawsuit provides a revealing look into how some products reach the market prior to evolving to become a thorn in the side (or elsewhere) for a patient having undergone a surgical procedure in good faith with a device presumed to be safe.
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