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Arizona Planning Lawsuit Against Former Blood-Testing Company Theranos
The vision of blood-testing company Theranos would have been great for patients, doctors, and even drugstores: mini-labs right inside stores, with a whole suite of blood tests available in a small machine and results available from a few drops of blood. Only the company's tests proved inaccurate, and Arizona, the state where its labs set up shop, is planning to sue the company.
January 12, 2017
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California Bone Injury Lawyers - Broken Bone law Firm - Demas " Rosenthal.
California Bone Injury Lawyers - Demas & Rosenthal - bone injury attorneys experienced in bone fracture injuries and broken bone cases. Aggressive Sacramento lawyers experienced in recovering maximum results.
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CDC Director Resigns After Tobacco Stock Trades
CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, has resigned after it was revealed that she invested in several food, drug, and tobacco companies after she began her tenure at the health agency.
February 1, 2018
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Chuck Norris Says MRI Contrast Agent Poisoned Wife
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, action star Chuck Norris alleges his wife was poisoned by a chemical used in MRI imaging scans.
November 2, 2017
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Depakote Maker AbbVie Ordered To Pay $15M To Boy Born With Spina Bifida
Pharmaceuticals giant AbbVie must pay $15 million to the family of a 10-year-old boy who was born with spina bifida after an Illinois jury found the company failed to properly warn doctors about the risk of birth defects associated with Depakote, a prescription drug used to treat bipolar and seizure disorders.
June 9, 2017
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DNA links deadly germs, tainted heart surgery devices to German factory
Contamination at a German factory that makes crucial machines used during open-heart surgery is the likely source of a global outbreak of deadly infections tied to the devices, the largest analysis to date shows.
July 12, 2017
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EpiPen Maker Settles Lawsuit for $465 Million
The maker of EpiPen has agreed to pay the federal government $465 million to settle claims that it overbilled Medicaid for a decade.
August 17, 2017
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Florida Clinic Blinds Three Patients in Botched 'Clinical Trial'
An unproven stem cell therapy conducted by a Florida clinic has blinded three patients in an apparent clinical trial gone horribly wrong. the incident showcases the extent to which unscrupulous clinics will take advantage of desperate patients--and how the lack of government oversight contributes to the problem.
March 15, 2017
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Judge overturns $417M verdict over Johnson & Johnson baby powder
Judge finds there was "a lack of any proper testimony as to specific causation."
October 24, 2017
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Jury Awards Woman $417M In Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Three months after a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record-setting $110.5 million to a Virginia woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer linked to the company's talcum-based products, another jury in California has dwarfed that judgment, handing down a $417 million verdict in a similar suit.
August 21, 2017
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Mobile Health App Makers Settle Allegations of Misleading Marketing Claims
A trio of smartphone health apps that claim to do things like measure your heart rate or the vitals of your unborn child have agreed to settle allegations brought by the state of New York that these products made promises they couldn't keep.
March 23, 2017
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Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Award Tossed
A $72 million award in a lawsuit linking talcum powder with ovarian cancer has been overturned by a Missouri appeals court.
October 18, 2017
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Verdict was fourth against Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson was ordered on Monday to pay $417 million in damages to a Los Angeles woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson's Baby Powder for decades.
August 22, 2017
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