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Hundreds of Women Sue Johnson & Johnson over Use of Talcum Powder

Women Sue Johnson & Johnson over Use of Talcum Powder

Women Sue Johnson & Johnson over Use of Talcum Powder


The litigation against Johnson & Johnson over talcum powder continues to grow, as hundreds of women have filed a lawsuit alleging that the soft powder product caused ovarian cancer. The pharmaceutical giant was allegedly negligent with regards to the risks of their talcum powder products, such include Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. The women allege that J&J should have warned that use of talcum powder in the genital area could increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

FairWarning, a non-profit investigative news organization, reports that a number of studies link talcum powder to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. “Since the early 1980s, a slew of studies had found that women who regularly used talc powder for feminine hygiene had higher than average rates of ovarian cancer.” according to an article posted April 29th. More Hundreds of Women Sue Johnson & Johnson over Use of Talcum Powder

CVS Health Acknowledges Two of its Florida Pharmacies Sold Oxycodone for Illegitimate Purposes, Agrees to Pay Government $22 Million

CVS Acknowledges Two of its FL. Pharmacies Sold Oxycodone

CVS Acknowledges Two of its FL. Pharmacies Sold Oxycodone


CVS Health Corp will pay $22 million to settle a three-year federal investigation into whether two of the company’s pharmacies in central Florida sold oxycodone that was not prescribed for legitimate medical purposes.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced the deal Wednesday, officially bringing an end to the probe. According to a news release posted on the DEA’s website, Florida is the nation’s “epicenter” for the illegal distribution of prescription drugs. Prescription drug addicts were traveling to Florida to find doctors who would write prescriptions for oxycodone, a powerful and potentially addictive painkiller, as well as pharmacies that would fill the prescriptions, despite signs that they were illegitimate prescriptions. The investigation led to the DEA’s execution of administrative inspection warrants at the Sanford, Florida pharmacies. The government revoked the pharmacies’ licenses in June 2012. More CVS Health Acknowledges Two of its Florida Pharmacies Sold Oxycodone for Illegitimate Purposes, Agrees to Pay Government $22 Million

Lawmakers Call on the FDA to ban Amphetamine-like Stimulant Found in Some Dietary Supplements

Lawmakers Call on the FDA to ban Amphetamine-like Stimulant

Lawmakers Call to FDA – ban Amphetamine-like Stimulant


Lawmakers are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action against dietary supplement makers who include a potentially dangerous, amphetamine-like stimulant in their products.

BMPEA is an amphetamine-like stimulant first synthesized in the 1930s as a replacement for amphetamine. The chemical has never been tested in humans and is not an authorized dietary supplement ingredient under federal law. Supplement makers have been hiding BMPEA in their products under the name “acacia rigidula,” which is an exotic shrub native to Mexico and southern Texas. Canadian health authorities pulled a popular supplement from store shelves and forced a recall of the product in December, according to The New York Times (The Times.) More Lawmakers Call on the FDA to ban Amphetamine-like Stimulant Found in Some Dietary Supplements

9/11 First-Responder Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Wins Fight to Receive Line-of-Duty Pension

9/11 First-Responder Diagnosed w/Fibromyalgia Wins Fight

9/11 First-Responder Diagnosed w/Fibromyalgia Wins Fight


A police officer who served more than 300 hours at Ground Zero in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks will receive a line-of-duty pension, thanks to a state appeals court ruling.

Annmarie Sheldon was a first responder on 9/11 and served more than 300 hours at the site after the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers.  She was assigned to a security post a block from Ground Zero on October 4, 2001, when she began experiencing shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea and severe chest pains. The following March, Ms. Sheldon was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. More 9/11 First-Responder Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Wins Fight to Receive Line-of-Duty Pension

OxyElite Pro Found to Contain Prozac

OxyElite Pro Found to Contain Prozac

OxyElite Pro Found to Contain Prozac


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told consumers on February 28 to be extra vigilant when purchasing weight loss supplements, specifically mentioning OxyElite Pro, which was found to contain a powerful antidepressant drug.

OxyElite Pro is a thermogenic supplement. It is designed to boost metabolism and burn fat, but it increases the body’s internal temperature. More OxyElite Pro Found to Contain Prozac

Heart Monitor App Crashes, Prompting Recall

AliveCor has recalled one of its heart monitor apps due to the app crashing upon use.

More than 5,000 active iOS users are affected by the recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a recall notice. The AliveECG app works in tandem with the AliveCor Heart Monitor to record electrocardiograms and detect the presence of atrial fibrillation and normal sinus rhythm when prescribed by or under the guidance of a physician. The FDA has designated this as a Class III recall, according to HITConsultant.net More Heart Monitor App Crashes, Prompting Recall

Millions of Americans may be Putting Themselves at Risk for Cancer by Daily Consuming Sodas

The caramel coloring in sodas like Coca-Cola and Pepsi may be putting consumers at risk for developing cancer, a new study has revealed.

According to researchers from Consumer Reports and the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, these sodas contain a potential carcinogen called 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI). The chemical is formed during the manufacture of caramel colorings in many sodas. A massive number of people are at risk: Between 44 and 59 percent of American adults report drinking at least one can of soda per day. The scientists published their findings in the journal PLOS ONE, according to Newsmax Health. More Millions of Americans may be Putting Themselves at Risk for Cancer by Daily Consuming Sodas

Nearly 800 Patients Possibly Exposed to Superbug at Large Los Angeles Hospital

800 Patients Exposed to Superbug at Los Angeles Hospital

800 Patients Exposed to Superbug at Los Angeles Hospital

Endoscopy procedures at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) hospital may have exposed 179 patients to a multidrug-resistant superbug.

Seven endoscopy patients at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have been confirmed to have the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, including two who died. The hospital warned 179 more patients that they may have been exposed to CRE and offered them home testing kits that would be analyzed by the hospital system, according to Reuters. More Nearly 800 Patients Possibly Exposed to Superbug at Large Los Angeles Hospital

MRI Systems Recalled Over Connection Issues

MRI Systems Recalled Over Connection Issues

MRI Systems Recalled Over Connection Issues

A Class I recall has been issued for almost 13,000 General Electric MRI systems due to a potentially life-threatening technical problem.

The recall affects more than 12,968 MRI systems and numerous brands, including Signa and Discovery. The recall includes 5,708 devices in the United States and 7,260 in other countries. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a February 18 Class I recall notice that “In emergency situations, a disconnected MRU could delay removal of a ferrous object from the magnet, potentially resulting in life-threatening injuries.” A Class I recall indicates that the affected device has the potential to cause serious injury or death. It is the FDA’s most serious recall designation. More MRI Systems Recalled Over Connection Issues

Former NYPD Officer to Receive Enhanced Disability Pension for Fibromyalgia Caused by Ground Zero Toxins

Former NYPD Officer to Receive Enhanced Disability Pension

Former NYPD Officer to Receive Enhanced Disability Pension

A retired New York Police Department (NYPD) officer who developed fibromyalgia and other health conditions after working at Ground Zero will receive an enhanced disability pension after a five-year legal battle. The Appellate Division in Manhattan overturned a lower court ruling which had found that her health problems were not caused by her exposure to toxic substances while working at the site of the fallen World Trade Center (WTC) towers.

Court documents show the police officer began to experience dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea and chest pains shortly after she started working at Ground Zero, where she was stationed at a security post for two months following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. The New York Daily News reported that the former cop joined the NYPD in 1998. In 2002, the police officer was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome and acid reflux, as well as toxic levels of heavy metals (cadmium, lead and mercury). More Former NYPD Officer to Receive Enhanced Disability Pension for Fibromyalgia Caused by Ground Zero Toxins