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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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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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Johnson & Johnson Aims for Dismissal of Talcum Powder Lawsuits

August 8, 2019   |  
A Kentucky jury has rejected claims that Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder contained asbestos and caused a woman’s mesothelioma. This is the sixth straight win for Johnson & Johnson in court in recent months, and a spokeswoman for the company said it is “pleased” with the decision. According to...
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Roundup Lawsuit Update: Bayer Would Consider “Reasonable” Settlement

August 1, 2019   |  
Roundup lawsuits are piling up, and a potential settlement may be on the horizon. According to Bayer, which acquired Roundup-manufacturer Monsanto in 2018, the company now faces more than 18,000 lawsuits alleging that its popular weed killer causes cancer. Monsanto has lost three high-profile Roundup cancer lawsuits in recent months,...
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Opioid Manufacturer, 4 Others Indicted in Federal Court

July 22, 2019   |  
Legal action continues to heat up against opioid manufacturers and distributors. This week, the federal government filed charges against Miami-Luken, an Ohio-based manufacturer, as well as the company’s president and compliance officer. Two pharmacists in West Virginia were also charged. The charges allege that executives at Miami-Luken ignored suspicious drug...
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Bayer Seems Serious About Potential Roundup Settlement

July 17, 2019   |  
Following a series of high-profile losses in civil court and facing more than 13,000 additional lawsuits, Bayer is sending signals that a Roundup cancer lawsuit settlement may be happening soon. A Roundup settlement would have far-reaching consequences for the thousands of groundskeepers and agricultural workers who allege the popular weed...
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Purdue Pharma Lawsuit: Opioid Manufacturers Face Legal Action

June 20, 2019   |  
In 2017, 1,953 people died of opioid overdoses in North Carolina alone. Sobering numbers like this may help us understand the scope of the opioid epidemic — and why legal action such as the recent Purdue Pharma lawsuit is being brought against opioid manufacturers. The misuse and addiction to prescription...
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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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Roundup Ingredient Glyphosate Allegedly Linked to Liver Disease

June 3, 2019   |  
More legal problems may be looming for Roundup pesticide manufacturer Monsanto. Roundup, the popular pesticide used on approximately 80 percent of American croplands, has long been alleged to cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma and other types of cancer. But does Roundup weed killer also cause liver disease? A new study suggests that...
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