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Published: August 27th, 2014
A federally-filed transvaginal mesh lawsuit headed to trial Monday in West Virginia, where thousands of similar claims against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit blame the company for injuries allegedly caused by its pelvic implants, reports the Jury selection for the...Read More
Published: August 25th, 2014
A San Francisco gynecologist with ties to Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has stepped down from a federal safety panel that met last month to discuss power morcellator surgery, after it was disclosed that the company paid him more than $155,000 over three and a half years. According to a r...Read More
Published: August 21st, 2014
A lifestyle website for women is one of the latest to comment on the benefits associated with Mirena and other IUDs, citing their ability to prevent pregnancy and offer “long-term protection with minimal effort.” A article on August 19th listed the pros and cons of these intrau...Read More
Published: August 20th, 2014
Two U.S. senators are urging power morcellator manufacturers to take their products off the market as quickly as possible, given their possible association with the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers. A spokesperson for Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said on August 18th, 2014 that ...Read More
Published: August 18th, 2014
Women whose Mirena lawsuits allege severe neurological side effects of the IUD will not have their cases centralized in a multidistrict litigation, according to a federal Panel’s recent decision to deny such a request from plaintiffs. Recent reports indicate that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Mu...Read More
Published: August 14th, 2014
The number of drug recalls issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which includes one that has since prompted thousands of GranuFlo lawsuits, has increased substantially over the past few years, according to newly-public federal records. A report published by the Regulatory Affairs...Read More
Published: August 13th, 2014
A Boston man whose efforts to stop power morcellator surgery in the U.S. were prompted by his wife’s life-threatening uterine cancer diagnosis last October says his family is now beginning to recover. “We think we’ve landed on our feet. It’s been a whirlwind for almost the past year now,...Read More
Published: August 5th, 2014
More and more children in Medicaid are being prescribed medications similar to Risperdal in combination with other psychotropic drugs, according to a recent report in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The study looked at use of second-generation antipsychotic...Read More
Published: August 4th, 2014
A U.S. health insurer announced this week it would no longer cover power morcellator surgeries that are aided by a bladed device suggested to promote the spread of life-threatening uterine cancers, according to The decision from Highmark Inc. will affect customers residing in Pennsyl...Read More
Published: July 31st, 2014
Johnson & Johnson has issued “a worldwide market withdrawal” of all power morcellator devices that remained on the market after a sale suspension in April, the Washington Post reports. The company said on July 30th that it planned to ask doctors the next day to return power morcellators t...Read More