Category: Health News

Baby Powder St. Louis Trial Verdict

Johnson & Johnson Seeks Venue Change for Talcum Powder Lawsuits

After three consecutive multi-million dollar verdicts in lawsuits alleging cancer from Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based hygiene products, the healthcare giant is hoping to change its luck by having future cases heard by a different court.

/ November 7, 2016

Two More Deaths Linked to Medtronic Pain Pump

Two people have died following dosing errors with the Medtronic SynchroMed II infusion pump, a device that injects pain medications directly into the spine of patients with metastatic cancer, chronic pain and severe spasticity.

/ November 4, 2016
Energy Drink Hepatitis Lawsuit

Energy Drinks Linked to Case Report of Hepatitis

Excessive consumption of energy drinks with vitamins like niacin (Vitamin B3) may cause sudden liver inflammation or acute hepatitis, according to a case report.

/ November 3, 2016

J&J Settles Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Before Trial

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that its antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused a young man to grow excessive breast tissue in order to avoid a trial that was set to begin Monday in Pennsylvania...

/ November 3, 2016
Essure Warning FDA

FDA Finalizes Essure “Black Box” Warning Label

The FDA has recommended stronger warnings about the risks of Essure, a sterilization device made by Bayer that has been linked to over 9,900 reports of problems.

/ November 1, 2016
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FDA Blames Hospitals for Failing to Report Medical Device Safety Problems

At least 12 U.S. hospitals -- including some of the most well-known and respected facilities in the country -- have failed to report patient deaths and injuries linked to medical devices, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

/ November 1, 2016
IVC Filter Removal Surgery Success

IVC Filter Removed After Risky Surgery

A man from Canada who was told his broken IVC filter could not be removed because it punctured through his vein has successfully had surgery to get it out.

/ October 31, 2016
Food Poisoning Outbreak Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Frozen Strawberries Recalled Due to Hepatitis A

After frozen strawberries from Egypt were linked to a massive outbreak of hepatitis A in Virginia, a recall was issued for some products that tested positive.

/ October 31, 2016
Hernia Mesh Study Risks

Hernia Mesh Benefits Offset by Long-Term Risks

Hernia mesh prevented hernias from re-opening and needing another surgery in "relatively few patients," but caused much higher rates of long-term complications, according to a new study.

/ October 28, 2016

Swine Flu Epidemic Linked to State Fair Pigs: CDC

Show pigs are responsible for an outbreak of swine flu that sickened at least 18 people -- 16 of them children -- who attended agricultural fairs in Michigan and Ohio, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

/ October 28, 2016