Category: Health News

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

States File Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson

California and Washington accuse J&J of violating consumer protection laws by using false advertising to sell vaginal mesh.

/ May 25, 2016

Coffee Workers at Risk for Incurable Lung Disease

Workers in coffee roasting plants are at risk for developing severe, incurable lung disease called "Popcorn Lung," according to the CDC.

/ May 24, 2016
IVC Filter Injury Lawsuit

Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania

A lawsuit has been filed by a man from Pennsylvania whose IVC filter broke and became embedded in his heart.

/ May 20, 2016

Invokana Amputation Risk Under Review by FDA

FDA investigates study linking diabetes drugs Invokana and Invokamet with a doubled risk of leg, foot, and toe amputations.

/ May 20, 2016

Pain, Seizure Drug Lyrica May Triple Risk of Birth Defects

Study finds a 6% risk of major birth defects from first-trimester exposure to Lyrica, a popular anti-seizure and pain medication.

/ May 19, 2016
E-cigarette explosion

E-Cigarette Explosion Injuries On the Rise [WARNING: Graphic]

In the last decade, millions of smokers switched to vaping e-cigarettes thinking it was safer. Unfortunately, over 150 explosions have been reported and dozens of people have been severely burned, blinded, or permanently scarred.

/ May 17, 2016
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Scientists Develop “Second Skin” to Fight Wrinkles

Scientists at MIT have created a new material that can temporarily tighten skin, smooth wrinkles, and potentially deliver medications to treat psoriasis or eczema.

/ May 12, 2016

Is OxyContin’s 12-Hour Dosing Claim a Lie?

It's no secret that opioid painkillers are addictive. So why did OxyContin fuel an epidemic of abuse? Some say it doesn't actually last 12 hours, leaving many patients craving more — and Big Pharma knew it.

/ May 10, 2016

IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed Against Cook Medical, Boston Scientific

Over 750 lawsuits have been filed against multiple manufacturers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Lawsuits claim the filters break, tilt, migrate, and perforate the heart or lungs.

/ May 10, 2016

Did Roundup Kill Jack McCall?

The family of a California farmer who died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma has filed a Roundup lawsuit against Monsanto.

/ May 9, 2016