Blood Pressure Drug Recall

Pfizer Issues Blood Pressure Drug Recall

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has issued a blood pressure drug recall in light of concerns about a cancer risk from contaminated batches. Blood Pressure Drug Recall Names Three Products Pfizer issued its blood pressure drug recall on March 21, 2022. The recall, which is voluntary, is for hypertension medications that are distributed under three names. The>> Read More

Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson Reportedly Aware Baby Powder Could Contain Asbestos

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed across the country by plaintiffs who claim that long-term use of Johnson’s Baby Powder gave them ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. Johnson & Johnson, the product’s manufacturer, has long denied the link between talcum powder and cancer. However, three recent trials and an investigation by the New York Times have>> Read More

Opioid Civil Trial

Cook County Becomes Latest Government Body to File Opioid Lawsuit

On December 27, 2017, Cook County filed suit against many of the nation’s top pharmaceutical companies in order to recover costs incurred from widespread opioid addiction. This civil action makes the county just the latest of the dozens of government bodies nationwide to have filed an opioid lawsuit. National Opioid Crisis It’s hard to follow>> Read More

Jury Awards Woman $27.8 Million in Xarelto Lawsuit

A Philadelphia jury has just awarded $27.8 million to a woman who claimed to have been injured by the blood-thinning drug Xarelto. The verdict marketed the first court loss over the drug for Johnson & Johnson and Bayer A.G., who are currently facing thousands of Xarelto lawsuit plaintiffs with similar complaints. Hospitalized for Gastrointestinal Bleeding>> Read More

Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Jury Awards $417 Million to Woman in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

On August 21, 2017, a Los Angeles jury awarded a record $417 million to a California woman whose talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleged that she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using the company’s talcum powder products. Record Talcum Powder Lawsuit Award In Echeverria et al v. Johnson & Johnson, Los Angeles>> Read More

Dangerous Drug Interactions

Dangerous Drug Interactions Getting Past Illinois Pharmacies

Each year, more and more Americans are taking prescription drugs. In fact, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, more than 59% of American adults take at least one prescription drug. The same study also concluded that 15% of Americans are taking five or more prescription drugs, up>> Read More

Baby Teething

Recall of Teething Aids Expanded for Possible Infant Health Risks, Death

According to an April 13, 2017 press release by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Standard Homeopathic Company announced an expanded recall of all lots of its Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores out of concerns for possible infant health risks from the teething aids,>> Read More


EpiPen Recall Expanded for “Failure to Activate”

On March 31, 2017, pharmaceutical giant Mylan N.V. announced an expansion of its voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. Auto-Injectors, manufactured by its partner, Pfizer’s Meridian Medical Technologies, for their “failure to activate.” This expanded EpiPen recall was announced just days before Mylan was hit with a class-action racketeering lawsuit for>> Read More

Second Talcum Powder Lawsuit Receives Verdict

Earlier this month, a St. Louis jury announced the verdict of the latest talcum powder case involving manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The company has been ordered to pay $55 million to the plaintiff, who claims her ovarian cancer was caused by use of their Baby Powder products. The plaintiff in this case reported using Baby>> Read More

FDA Calls for Black Box Warnings for Essure Birth Control

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the addition of a black box warning – its most serious type – to the warning label for the contraceptive implant Essure. Thousands of women have issued complaints that the implant can lead to severe pain, bleeding and other health issues. The nickel-titanium implants have been distributed>> Read More

Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Talcum Powder Case

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $72 million dollars to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer that was reportedly caused by the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. The family was awarded $10 million in damages as well as $62 million in punitive damages.>> Read More

New Analysis of Paxil Study Suggests Its Not Safe for Teens

Long thought to be safe for treating depression in teenagers, a new analysis has been published showing that Paxil should not be prescribed to patients in this age group. Considered controversial from the beginning, the original study, published in 2001, led to a surge in antidepressants being prescribed to teenagers. The new study reviewed the>> Read More