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Caitlin Hoff

Consumer Advocate

About Caitlin Hoff

Caitlin Hoff aims to educate families and individuals about important consumer topics that impact the general public’s health and safety. Working with ConsumerSafety.org, Caitlin focuses a large part of her research and educational efforts on lawsuits and recalls associated with common drugs, medical devices, and retail products that endanger the lives of consumers. Caitlin holds a BS in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati, and she has received certification in CDC Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals.

Stories by Caitlin Hoff

Drugs
Legal Look: J&J Asbestos Loss, 400 NY Priest Abuse Cases, Contaminated Heartburn Drug, Roundup Ban
This edition of Legal Look features Johnson & Johnson’s latest court loss in a talc-related mesothelioma trial, an update on the NY Child Victims […]
September 19, 2019
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Health
States Respond to Vaping Epidemic | Legislation, Investigations and Lawsuits
Michigan is slated to be the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products, responding to the recent reports of a mysterious […]
September 17, 2019
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Health
Zadroga Act | The 18-Year Wait for Permanent 9/11 Funding
In July 2019, President Trump signed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th […]
September 5, 2019
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Health
Mysterious Vaping-Related Lung Disease Turns Fatal
Nearly a year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed teen vaping an epidemic plaguing our youth. At the time, the FDA […]
August 29, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Drugs
Losartan vs Valsartan
The generic versions of losartan and valsartan made national headlines this past year when the FDA announced a significant number of recalls after finding […]
August 23, 2019
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Legal
New York Child Victims Act: 1-Year “Look Back” Window Begins
In February 2019, New York State’s governor signed the Child Victims Act into law. This Wednesday, August 14, 2019, one major provision of the […]
August 13, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Health
Legal Look: Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Win, $7.7 M Hip Implant Verdict, More Vaping Health Risks
This week’s Legal Look covers Johnson & Johnson’s legal win regarding their talcum powder litigation, a legal loss surrounding Zimmer hip implants, and the […]
August 6, 2019
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Medical Devices
Device Disasters: The Need for Reporting Transparency
This is the final post in a three-part series about medical device regulation. See our first post in the Device Disasters series about grandfathered […]
August 2, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Medical Devices
Device Disasters: How Daisy Chain Devices Leave Safety Behind
This is the second post in a three-part series about medical device regulation. In our first post in the Device Disasters series, we explained […]
July 25, 2019
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Medical Devices
Device Disasters: How Grandfathered Medical Devices Rigged the System
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s oversight of medical devices has come under scrutiny numerous times since the agency began actively regulating devices […]
July 19, 2019
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Drugs
Legal Look: Bayer’s Legal Addition, FDA Approves “Pink Viagra” & Million Dollar Awards
This issue of Legal Look explores the future of Bayer’s glyphosate litigation, reviews the newest controversial drug to gain FDA approval, and takes a […]
July 2, 2019
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Drugs
Fourth Probable Carcinogen Found in Valsartan Medication
Last week brought a shocking new discovery to the year-long saga of generic blood pressure medication recalls. The online pharmaceutical retailer Valisure reportedly found […]
June 21, 2019
Author Caitlin Hoff
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