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11th-Hour Opioid Lawsuit Settlement Averts Ohio Trial

October 21, 2019   |  
Four major opioid manufacturers have agreed to settle an opioid lawsuit brought by Ohio counties in a deal worth $260 million. First reported by the Wall Street Journal, the settlement averts a jury trial that was scheduled to begin today. Defendants in the lawsuit, McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health...
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Another One: Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $20.4 Million Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

October 4, 2019   |  
Major pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson this week announced it would pay $20.4 million to settle opioid lawsuits brought by two Ohio counties. The settlement arrives just before a landmark federal trial combining thousands of opioid lawsuits begins in October. Of the $20.4 million, Johnson & Johnson will pay $10...
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Zantac Cancer Risk and Potential Recall for NDMA

October 1, 2019   |  
Does Zantac cause cancer? With evidence indicating a possible cancer risk, Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid have stopped selling Zantac and ranitidine, a generic version of the popular heartburn medication. Many people are asking "I heard the Zantac I've been taking could cause Cancer. Is that true?" According to a review...
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Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

September 13, 2019   |  
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has reached a tentative settlement with 27 states and territories in a lawsuit alleging the opioid manufacturer helped fuel the opioid crisis. The deal is valued at nearly $12 billion. Despite the announcement, 20 other state attorneys general have not agreed to the deal....
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Johnson & Johnson Opioid Trial: Company Ordered to Pay $572 Million

August 27, 2019   |  
An Oklahoma judge has issued a verdict in a closely watched Johnson & Johnson opioid trial, ordering the pharmaceutical company to pay $572 million to the State of Oklahoma for its role in fueling the opioid crisis. In his ruling, Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman wrote that Johnson &...
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Allergan and Endo Settle Opioid Lawsuit for $15 million

August 26, 2019   |  
Two major opioid manufacturers have agreed to settle an Ohio opioid lawsuit alleging that Endo International PLC and Allergan PLC helped cause the U.S. opioid epidemic. The companies agreed to pay $15 million to two Ohio counties and provide up to $1 million in two pharmaceutical drugs at no cost....
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FDA Expands Losartan Recall Over Possible Cancer Risk

June 18, 2019   |  
Drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceutical and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have expanded a voluntary recall of losartan potassium tablets, a common medication used to treat high blood pressure, based on contamination by potentially cancer-causing impurity called NMBA. N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) is believed to increase the risk of cancer to patients...
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Can I File an Opioid Lawsuit?

More than 700,000 people died from a drug overdose between 1999 and 2017 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these deaths can be attributed to the abuse of opioids — powerful painkillers that are often highly addictive. Opioids include prescription...
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Cipro Side Effects: Serious Fluoroquinolone Risks & Lawsuits

February 22, 2019   |  
Serious Fluoroquinolones and Cipro Side Effects The FDA recently issued a drug safety announcement advising that side effects of Cipro and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics may include increased risk for ruptures or tears in the aorta. Manufacturers of fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin — also marketed as Cipro — must now warn the...
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Opioid Crisis: Is America in Trouble?

January 17, 2018   |  
Are we facing a national medical crisis in our country and North Carolina at the hands of painkiller drugs?  Many experts and government officials think we are in the middle of an opioid crisis. What are painkillers and are they dangerous?  How is our government helping? Are there any current...
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