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Thousands of Roundup Settlements Bring Bayer Closer to Ending Weedkiller Litigation
Bayer has reportedly settled another 15,000 Roundup lawsuits. This development comes after news of a potential stall in finalizing the previously reported $10.9 billion […]
October 15, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Products
Earplug Lawsuits Now Make Up the Largest Active MDL in the Country
We first reported on 3M earplug multidistrict litigation (MDL) in April 2019. At the time, only 640 people had filed lawsuits over the faulty […]
October 8, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
Recent Study Finds Increased Rates of COVID-19 Among Teens Who Vape
A recent study examined the connection between vaping and COVID-19 in young people. This research from the Stanford University School of Medicine surveyed over […]
October 1, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Cancer-Causing Contamination of Common Medications Continues
Nitrosamines are impurities found in some cured meats, vegetables and medications. These impurities could cause cancer if consumed in certain quantities over a long […]
September 22, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Legal
Bayer Announces Settlement Signaling The End for Essure Lawsuits
Bayer has announced a $1.6 billion dollar settlement covering 90% of pending Essure lawsuits in the United States. This development may signal the beginning […]
September 16, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
Joint Surgery May Be Worse for Those with Mental Illness
This post was contributed to ConsumerSafety.org by Jennifer MacCormack. Individuals with a psychiatric disorder often face obstacles to their medical care. The continued social […]
September 10, 2020
Author Staff
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Health
Primary Risk Factors for Heart Disease
One of the best ways to evaluate your heart health is to understand the main causes of heart disease. In doing so, you learn […]
September 8, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Big Pharma: When Wealth Trumps Wellness
Martin Shkreli is commonly viewed as a pharmaceutical villain. He is remembered for his absolute disregard for the people his medications were designed to […]
September 3, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Health
Deep Vein Thrombosis and Other Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle
People often view first-class seating on an airplane as a luxury purchase. But, first-class seating can actually prevent passengers from developing a serious health […]
September 1, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
How Bath Bombs May Secretly Be Hurting You
Taking a bath has many health benefits. For some, a bath helps relieve stress after a long workday. For others, a warm bath can […]
August 27, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Safety
7 Harmful Ingredients in Baby Care Products
Parents may be shocked to learn how many baby products contain harmful ingredients. The additives in products like teething rings have been linked to […]
August 25, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Health
I Have Cancer – Now What?
Learning that you have cancer is scary. There is no doubt about it. The sad truth is that more than a third of women, […]
August 20, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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