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Bayers Halts Essure Sales Outside of U.S.

Essure Sales Halted

Bayer has announced that it will halt Essure sales in all markets with the exception of the United States. The female sterilization device has been linked to numerous instances of chronic pain, bleeding and other health problems, but Bayer insists that the decision is purely commercial, and is not ceasing sales due to medical or…

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Talcum Powder Litigation Award Set In California

talcum powder litigation update

Talcum powder litigation reached a new high point yesterday when a California jury awarded a plaintiff a $417 million award in a suit connecting talcum to ovarian cancer. The court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the record sum to Eva Escheverria, a 63 year old medical receptionist, who had used Johnson’s Baby Powder on…

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FDA Updates Warning on Intragastric Balloons After 5 Deaths

FDA Approves: New Hepatitis C Drug

The FDA last week issued an updated warning letter on intragastric balloons to alert health care providers to 5 deaths that occurred over the last year in patients treated for obesity with the liquid-filled balloon systems.  The original warning, that the FDA issued 6 months ago,  addressed two possible adverse events, over inflation with either liquid of…

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