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SC Denies Liability Shield in Purdue Pharma Settlement

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The Supreme Court has ruled that members of the wealthy Sackler family cannot be shielded from lawsuits over their role in the opioid

J&J Faces Class Action Over Talc, Seeks Cancer Monitoring

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Johnson & Johnson is now facing a proposed class action lawsuit seeking damages and medical monitoring for women diagnosed with cancer or at risk of developing it, allegedly due to using the company's baby powder…

Study: Roundup Weed Killer Ingredient Found in Human Sperm

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New research indicates that glyphosate, the primary component in Roundup and similar herbicides, is found in human sperm at concentrations higher…

Baltimore Settles Opioid Lawsuit with Allergan for $45M

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Baltimore has announced a $45 million settlement with Allergan Finance LLC to resolve the ongoing opioid lawsuit against the company.

This significant…

J&J to Pay $700M to Settle States' Talcum Powder Probes

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Johnson & Johnson has reached a $700 million settlement with 43 state governments to resolve allegations that it misled consumers about the safety of its talcum powder…

FDA Allows JUUL to Remain on Shelves Amid Safety Review

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to rescind its ban on JUUL e-cigarettes, signaling that it continues to review new case law and information…

GSK Plunges 9% as U.S. Court Allows Testimony in Zantac Cases

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Shares of British pharmaceuticals giant GSK plunged 9% after a U.S. court ruled that scientific evidence could be presented in the ongoing lawsuits concerning the discontinued heartburn drug…

Two More Exactech Optetrak Knee Implant Lawsuits Set for Trial

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The U.S. District Judge overseeing all Exactech Optetrak knee lawsuits has announced start dates for the third and fourth bellwether cases.

Toronto Reports 523 Opioid Overdose Deaths Last Year

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According to preliminary data from Toronto Public Health, there were 523 opioid toxicity deaths in the city in 2023, marking a 74% increase from 2019 when 301…

Hawaii Orders Drugmakers to Pay $916M in Plavix Lawsuit

Categories: Settlements

A Hawaii court has mandated that the manufacturers and distributors of the blood thinner Plavix pay the state $916 million for failing to disclose the medication's…

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