A number of glyphosate cancer cases that were scheduled to go to trial in the next several weeks have been postponed as Bayer AG attempts to reach a settlement with U.S. plaintiffs, Reuters reported this week. Assisting in the process is prominent mediation attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is best known as the architect of the 911 Victims Compensation Fund.
With this week's revelations of NDMA contamination in the popular antacid Zantac (ranitidine), health authorities and scientists are asking just how it happened. Frighteningly, there is evidence to suggest that it may have been there all along.
In the latest blow to German-based conglomerate Bayer, the government of Germany itself has now announced that it will begin phasing out allowed uses of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the controversial herbicide Roundup.
No nation wants to fight a two-front war, although the U.S. and Germany both did it during the last century. Now, the e-cigarette industry finds itself in the same position. On one front is an ongoing and growing army of injury plaintiffs and their lawyers. On the other front are government regulators who threaten the industry's “freedom” to sell their products with little in the way of accountability for how they market them and to whom.
The latest addition to a long list of risks and side effects associated with proton pump inhibitors is a predisposition to allergies, according to an Austrian research team. Their study, based on an examination of national health records spanning four years, has found that patients who take medications such as Nexium and Prilosec wind up being prescribed allergy meds twice as much as those who don't. This is a particular risk for women and those over 60 years of age.
This month, a fourth Indian drug company involved in the manufacture of valsartan and another angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) received an FDA warning letter over NDEA and NDMA found in its products.
Proponents of “vaping” claim that e-cigarettes are a “healthier” (or at least a less harmful) alternative to combustible cigarettes. The exploding popularity of JUUL since its products entered the market in 2015 have only caused a growing debate over whether those claims are actually true.
This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally requested that manufacturer Allergen issue a “voluntary” recall for its textured Biocell breast implants. The request comes two months after the FDA announced that despite having received a number of reports linking textured breast implants with a rare form of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) it would not remove the products from the U.S. market.
Levin Papantonio Wins $1.1 Million Award for Victims of Financial Fraud by Jerry McCutchen and Berthel Fisher
Arbitrators with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, FINRA, awarded over $1.1 million to Mobile area clients who lost investments and retirement savings as a result of inappropriate recommendations from a former Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services advisor Jerry McCutchen.
How much did Johnson & Johnson really know about asbestos contamination of the talc it used in its Baby Powder? A federal grand jury has been impaneled by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) to find an answer to just that question.
Steven Reznik & Jason Brienen, Brokers for Raymond James Financial Services, Accused of Mismanaging Client Funds
Have you lost money with financial advisors Steven Reznik (CRD #1067199), Jason Brienen (DRD# 2249998), or Raymond James Financial Services in Tallahassee, Florida? Any investor who sustained losses after investing with the help of former Raymond James advisor should consult with a lawyer to determine how to recover their investment losses.
If there is any silver lining to recent revelations involving billionaire Jeffery Epstein alleged recidivism (he entered a “not guilty” plea to recent charges this past week), it is that it has brought greater public attention to the ongoing tragedy of sex trafficking and slavery of minors.
Billionaire financier Jeffery Epstein, already a registered sex offender, was arrested by New York law enforcement over the weekend for allegedly engaging in sex trafficking of underage girls. The reporter who originally broke the story has been following Epstein's illicit activities over the past several years. She says a significant number of “powerful and important” people are going to be named as having been involved before it's over.
Bayer AG got more bad news this week as the Austrian parliament voted to ban glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company's legacy flagship product, Roundup. One member of the parliament told the media, “We want to be a role model for other countries in the EU and the world.” Other European countries have passed partial bans and severe restrictions on the sale and use of glyphosate, but Austria is the first EU member to ban the herbicide outright.
The Levin Papantonio law firm is currently investigating UBS Financial Services, Inc. in connection with their sales practices related to Yield Enhancement Strategies (“YES”) and an even more complex version known as the “Iron Condor”. It appears that UBS employed YES Strategies for clients nationwide through Flatiron Partners, a private wealth management division.
Fans of classic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood (or those still alive who have passed the century mark) know that once upon a time smoking cigarettes was considered “glamorous” and was encouraged by society. There were even tobacco industry shills in the medical profession who claimed that cigarettes offered health benefits.
When it came to the market in 2009, the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play baby sleeper seemed to be the answer to the prayers of haggard, over-scheduled, sleep-deprived parents, desperate for a convenient way to get their infants to sleep. It soon turned into a gut-wrenching tragedy, however, as over 30 infants were killed as a result of using a product that was poorly-designed and never tested for safety.
A type of medical device used in breast augmentation and restoration surgery, known as the textured breast implant, has been linked to a rare form of cancer known as anaplastic cell lymphoma (ACL). This is a variant of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that attacks the immune system and is strongly associated with exposure to glyphosate and other toxins.