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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
Author Caitlin Hoff
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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
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Safety
Introducing “Hidden Harms” – An Interactive Exploration of Drug and Medical Device Risks
ConsumerSafety.org is pleased to announce the results of a several-month-long investigation into the risks and dangerous side effects hidden within the dense pages of […]
September 12, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
9/11 First Responders Are Still Dying
Last week, we discussed compensation legislation that benefits 9/11 first responders and survivors and the most recent bill passed in 2019--The Never Forget  the […]
September 11, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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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
Author Caitlin Hoff
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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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Health
9/11 Health Effects on First Responders
When terrorists flew commercial jets into the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the entire nation reeled at the […]
August 28, 2019
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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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
Author Caitlin Hoff
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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
Author Caitlin Hoff
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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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Legal
$2 Billion Roundup Verdict Cut
Yesterday, California Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith reduced Alva and Alberta Pilliod's historic $2 billion Roundup verdict by 95% to just $86.7 million. This […]
July 26, 2019
Author Curtis Weyant
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