A jury last week awarded a woman $3.3 million in a case that stemmed from her injury caused by an IVC blood clot filter. The jury unanimously made the award in a Wisconsin courtroom. A
Zantac maker Sanofi has been accused of destroying emails linked to its 2019 Zantac recall. Lawyers representing thousands of former Zantac users in cancer lawsuits made the accusation in a court filing last month.
The US Food & Drug Administration has recalled at least 19 medical devices so far in 2021. What follows is a sampling of seven medical devices the FDA has recalled as of May 21.
A Florida federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation involving carcinogens in heartburn medication Zantac cut some claims from the litigation in January. The judge ruled design defect claims are barred by federal law. U.S. District
FDA sends Urgent Letter to Health Care Providers The U.S. FDA alerted healthcare providers in December 2020 that Penumbra issued an urgent recall of all configurations of the Penumbra JET 7 Reperfusion Catheter with
(Jan. 7, 2021) Stryker Neurovascular has recalled a stroke device that could cause serious injuries or death. Stryker reported that it has received reports of one death and 11 injuries related to the device.
Pfizer, a drug company which appears to have won the lottery to produce the first Covid-19 vaccine, is currently battling hundreds of lawsuits over Zantac, a popular heartburn medication. Zantac lawsuits claim the popular
More than a year after a diligent pharmacy (Valisure) warned the world about a cancer risk linked to Zantac (ranitidine), former users of the drug continue to be diagnosed with cancer long after they
New York – The maker of the highly addictive drug OxyContin has agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges for its substantial role in creating the nation's ongoing opioid crisis. Purdue Pharma will
Zantac makers are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice. New commission filings reveal that the DOJ is investigating Sanofi-Aventis US LLC and GlaxoSmithKline LLC over allegations that Zantac, a heartburn drug, causes
A federal judge ruled last week that 3M must face plaintiffs – current and former U.S. military soldiers – in 3M ear plug cases. U.S. District Court Judge M. Casey Rodgers ruled in a
(July 15, 2020) A New Orleans woman filed a lawsuit last month against the makers of Zantac over her leukemia cancer diagnosis. Her lawsuit petition says that she was exposed to high levels of
(April 3, 2020) The diet drug Belviq has been linked to pancreatic cancer. It can also raise the risk of colorectal cancer and lung cancer. Belviq was recalled in February 2020 by its Japanese
(April 2, 2020) – The U.S. FDA ordered drug makers yesterday to stop selling their versions of heartburn medication ranitidine – Zantac – because of potentially carcinogenic contaminants. The FDA warned in September 2019