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An elderly woman holding her chest with heartburn representing the Zantac cancer class action lawsuit dismissed.

Zantac Cancer Class Action Dismissed

MedTruth Editors · November 30, 2022

The Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union alleged that Zantac contained a carcinogenic substance, and as a result, the heartburn drug manufacturers should be forced to pay monetary damages.

Legal Developments
Woman holding ear with hearing loss representing the drug Tepezza linked to hearing loss and tinnitus.

Horizon Therapeutics Sued Over Thyroid Eye Disease Drug

MedTruth Editors · November 29, 2022

The drug Tepezza, the first FDA-approved therapeutic medication for a rare autoimmune disorder known as thyroid eye disease, has been linked to hearing loss.

Image of a teen holding a colorful vape at school representing the FDA going after e-cigarette manufacturers for child-friendly vape designs.

FDA Warns Against Child-Friendly E-Cigarette Designs

MedTruth Editors · November 28, 2022

The e-cigarettes in question are shaped like electronics, TV show characters, and food items such as popsicles.

FDA Regulation
A woman gardening representing Monsanto winning Roundup cancer trial.

Monsanto Wins 6th Straight Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · November 23, 2022

This defense verdict marks the sixth consecutive trial win for Monsanto, after juries awarded multi-million-dollar damages to consumer plaintiffs in the first three Roundup trials.

Legal Developments
A baby laying on a pillow representing the FDA issuing a warning about infant head-shaping pillows.

FDA Issues Warning About Infant Head-Shaping Pillows

MedTruth Editors · November 22, 2022

The FDA recommends that parents and caregivers avoid using these pillows designed to change the shape of an infant’s head, and throw out any pillows that are already owned.

FDA Regulation
Illustration of a woman using dry shampoo spray representing the Unilever class action lawsuit over benzene in dry shampoos.

Unilever Hit With Class Action Over Benzene in Dry Shampoos

MedTruth Editors · November 18, 2022

High levels of benzene, a chemical compound known to cause cancer, have been found in some dry shampoo products.

Optometrist checking patient's eyes representing the first Elmiron lawsuit scheduled over eye damage claims.

First Elmiron Lawsuit Scheduled for March 2023

MedTruth Editors · November 16, 2022

Elmiron plaintiffs allege that they developed a rare type of eye damage known as pigmentary maculopathy after taking the drug.

Legal Developments
A heating pad electrical blanket representing Mighty Bliss recall for risk of shocks and burns.

FDA Recalls Mighty Bliss Heating Pads

MedTruth Editors · November 15, 2022

Mighty Bliss heating pads have been recalled for risk of shocks, burns and other injuries.

FDA Regulation
A woman using hair straightener cream representing the L'Oreal hair straightener cancer lawsuit.

L’Oreal Faces Hair Straightener Cancer Lawsuit

MedTruth Editors · November 11, 2022

A Missouri woman alleges that L'Oreal’s hair-straightening products caused her to develop uterine cancer.

Women's Health
A pharmacist talking to a patient representing CVS & Walgreens opioid settlement.

CVS & Walgreens Issue Preliminary Opioid Settlement of $10 Billion

MedTruth Editors · November 10, 2022

CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have issued preliminary deals to settle thousands of lawsuits filed over their alleged failure to enforce their own opioid distribution policies.

Legal Developments
The legs of three U.S. military soldiers representing a judge denying 3M's bid to retry military earplug verdict.

Judge Rejects 3M's Bid To Retry $50 Million Military Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · November 9, 2022

Judge Roy B. Dalton Jr. has denied a bid for a new trial or, alternatively, to have the verdict of a $50 million reward reduced.

Legal Developments
A judge writing in a notebook representing Judge Rodgers chastising 3M attorney statements.

Judge Chastises "Deceptive" 3M Attorney Statements

MedTruth Editors · November 8, 2022

Judge Rodgers, who has overseen the consolidation of military earplug cases since it began, defended the MDL process in an eight-page order.

An elderly woman holding her knee representing the Exactech implant MDL.

Exactech Implant MDL Granted

MedTruth Editors · November 4, 2022

The medical devices involved in the lawsuits are used in ankle, hip and knee replacement surgeries.

Legal Developments
A green vape representing Logic menthol e-cigarettes rejected by the FDA.

FDA Rejects Menthol E-Cigarette Applications

MedTruth Editors · November 3, 2022

The FDA ruled that Logic's menthol e-cigarettes pose a public health risk and are not allowed on the market.

FDA Regulation
Image of a factory emitting clouds of gas representing the Sterigenics cancer lawsuits.

Sterigenics Cancer Lawsuits To Be Tried in Groups

MedTruth Editors · November 2, 2022

Over 700 plaintiffs have sued Sterigenics, accusing the company of knowingly emitting EtO as a toxic gas.

Legal Developments
Image of a doctor and elderly woman representing the new FDA guidance for health disparities

FDA Develops Draft Guidance For Health Disparities

MedTruth Editors · November 1, 2022

The FDA is updating its Breakthrough Devices Program, providing clarifications that address health and healthcare disparities.

FDA Regulation
Image of a man wearing a lidocaine pain patch representing the lidocaine class action lawsuit.

Retailers Face Lidocaine Class Action

MedTruth Editors · October 28, 2022

A class action lawsuit against major retailers claims lidocaine patches are not as effective as advertised.

A researcher looking at a brain scan representing the fund for rare disease research.

FDA Grants $38 Million to Fund Rare Disease Research

MedTruth Editors · October 27, 2022

The fund will back clinical trials, natural history studies, and regulatory science tools that will give the FDA a greater understanding of the ways that rare diseases can be treated.

Image of 3M facility representing 3M granted bankruptcy review and earplug litigation stay.

3M Granted Bankruptcy Review And Earplug Litigation Stay

MedTruth Editors · October 26, 2022

The company involved in military earplug lawsuits is able to appeal an order that allowed litigation to continue alongside 3M's bankruptcy proceedings.

Legal Developments
Woman smoking e-cigarette representing vape companies manufacturing, selling, and distributing new tobacco products without premarket authorization from the FDA.

DOJ Seeks Permanent Injunction Against E-Cigarette Manufacturers

MedTruth Editors · October 25, 2022

Six e-cigarette companies have been manufacturing, selling, and distributing new tobacco products without premarket authorization from the FDA.

Legal Developments
A scientist holding a talcum/asbestos mineral representing the talcum powder marketing lawsuits against J&J.

Bankruptcy Judge Pauses State Talc Marketing Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · October 21, 2022

The talcum powder marketing lawsuits against J&J are paused, and the judge will reconsider the states’ lawsuits in December.

Legal Developments
Woman taking opioid pills representing the Cherokee nation settling opioid lawsuit with Walmart.

Cherokee Nation Settles Opioid Lawsuit With Walmart

MedTruth Editors · October 20, 2022

The settlement resolves litigation over the chain retailer’s alleged role in contributing to the opioid epidemic on the tribe’s reservation.

Legal Developments
A doctor showing a lung MRI representing new cancer study suggesting ranitidine is linked to four types of cancer.

Zantac Plaintiffs File Expedited Motion Over New Cancer Study

MedTruth Editors · October 18, 2022

Plaintiffs seek permission to file a report that includes data from a study that suggests ranitidine is associated with four different types of cancer.

Legal Developments
A woman with stomach cancer representing the Zantac MDL splitting plaintiffs based on cancer type.

Zantac MDL Splits Plaintiffs Based on Cancer Type

MedTruth Editors · October 14, 2022

Depending on what type of cancer plaintiffs have, they will either be tried at the state or federal level.

Legal Developments
Multiple e-cigarette devices similar to those being used by minors according to the FDA.

New Study Compells FDA Action Against E-Cigarette Manufacturers

MedTruth Editors · October 13, 2022

The FDA is cracking down on popular e-cigarette manufacturers found to be used by nearly 10% of middle and high school students according to a new study.

FDA Regulation
Pregnant woman taking acetaminophen pills representing the lawsuits claiming the drug causes developmental and behavioral problems in infants when taken during pregnancy.

Drug Chain Giants Face Dozens of Acetaminophen Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · October 12, 2022

Research suggests that taking high doses of acetaminophen while pregnant may be linked to developmental and behavioral problems in infants, though some argue this research is inconclusive.

Research + Findings
Woman at the grocery store looking at a food label representing the FDA updated definition of

FDA Proposes Updated Definition of "Healthy" Foods

MedTruth Editors · October 11, 2022

There is new suggested criteria for what kind of foods can be marketed as “healthy” based on types of ingredients and nutrient requirements.

FDA Regulation
A doctor prescribing medication to a patient representing Biogen settling MS drug kickback scheme.

Biogen Settles MS Drug Kickback Scheme for $900 Million

MedTruth Editors · October 6, 2022

A former Biogen employee claimed the company rewarded doctors with kickbacks for prescribing Biogen's MS drugs.

Picture of United States Environmental Protection Agency building representing the EPA withdrawing glyphosate risk assessment.

EPA Withdraws Glyphosate Risk Assessment

MedTruth Editors · October 5, 2022

Despite the withdrawal, a new risk assessment could take years to complete, and the agency says it will focus on the next registration review for Roundup instead.

Image of a man struggling to swallow representing the new device to help stroke survivors with dysphagia.

FDA Approves New Aid For Stroke Survivors

MedTruth Editors · September 29, 2022

A new device for stroke survivors with dysphagia has been certified safe to use and will be available for doctors to use in stroke treatment.

FDA Regulation
Lawyers shaking hands representing the Roundup litigation push for settlement.

Lawyers for Roundup Plaintiffs Push for Settlement

MedTruth Editors · September 28, 2022

Attorneys want Roundup litigation resolved, either through a global settlement or a return of the cases.

Legal Developments
A group of scientists in a lab representing Zantac expert testimony hearings.

Zantac Expert Testimony Hearings To Be Held

MedTruth Editors · September 27, 2022

These special hearings will determine which expert witnesses will be allowed to testify in the Zantac trials.

Legal Developments
Someone spraying a plant with Roundup representing Bayer winning a Roundup cancer trial.

Bayer Wins Multi-Plaintiff Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · September 23, 2022

The Missouri trial included three plaintiffs who have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, allegedly because of Roundup exposure.

Legal Developments
An endotracheal tube used during surgery representing the Medtronic recall.

Medtronic Recalls Obstructed Airway Tubes

MedTruth Editors · September 22, 2022

Endotracheal tubes are medical devices used during surgery to provide an airway for patients to breathe. A number of Medtronic models may become obstructed during use.

FDA Regulation
Two teens vaping representing the JUUL settlement.

Juul Labs Settles Teen Vape Lawsuits For $440 Million

MedTruth Editors · September 21, 2022

Juul has settled with 33 states for marketing its e-cigarette products to teens.

A woman holding textured breast implants representing additional breast implant cancers discovered.

Additional Breast Implant Cancers Discovered

MedTruth Editors · September 20, 2022

In addition to BIA-ALCL, a lymphoma associated with breast implants, numerous cancers have been detected in tissues surrounding breast implants.

The Department of Justice building representing lawmakers demanding an update on the J&J talcum powder probe.

Lawmakers Demand DOJ Update on J&J Talc Probe

MedTruth Editors · September 16, 2022

The investigation aims to determine if Johnson & Johnson misled the public about the risks of using its talcum-based products after claims that the asbestos-contaminated powder causes cancer.

Laws + Congress
A man sleeping with a CPAP machine representing the Philips CPAP device recall due to defective magnets.

FDA Recalls Additional Philips CPAP Devices

MedTruth Editors · September 15, 2022

Over 17 million CPAP machines have been recalled, this time due to defective magnets that can interfere with other implanted medical devices.

FDA Regulation
Image of a 3M office building representing veterans fighting 3M's healthcare spinoff.

Veterans Fight 3M Healthcare Spinoff

MedTruth Editors · September 13, 2022

The military earplug company plans to form a separate entity for its $8 billion healthcare product division.

Legal Developments
A person in a military uniform signing a document representing the 3M earplug MDL continuing despite bankruptcy proceedings.

Bankruptcy Judge Allows Earplug MDL to Continue

MedTruth Editors · September 9, 2022

Although 3M's subunit is undergoing the bankruptcy process, litigation against 3M regarding its military earplugs will still proceed.

Legal Developments
A woman laying on a couch in pain representing the FDA approving treatment for Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency.

FDA Approves Treatment For Rare Genetic Condition

MedTruth Editors · September 8, 2022

Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency is a debilitating condition that causes a lipid to build up in the liver, spleen, lungs and brain.

FDA Regulation
A woman holding her stomach in pain representing the Bard hernia mesh lawsuits.

Settlement Master Appointed For Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · September 7, 2022

A settlement master has been appointed to work with plaintiff’s attorneys and legal defense to discover whether an agreement can be reached between the parties.

Legal Developments
A woman writing an amicus curiae brief in support of J&J's talcum powder cancer bankruptcy proceedings.

Pro-Business Nonprofit Backs J&J Bankruptcy Proceeding

MedTruth Editors · September 6, 2022

A legal nonprofit submitted a document in support of Johnson & Johnson’s bankruptcy proceedings surrounding the company's talcum powder cancer cases.

Legal Developments
A worker spraying Paraquat on plants representing the first Paraquat Parkinson's trial pushed back to 2023.

First Paraquat Parkinson’s Trial Pushed Back to 2023

MedTruth Editors · September 2, 2022

The federal judge overseeing Paraquat litigation has pushed back the first jury trial to mid-2023. Agricultural workers who used the herbicide claim it caused them to develop Parkinson's disease.

Legal Developments
A man wearing a hearing aid walking outside representing the FDA approval of over-the-counter hearing aids.

FDA Approves OTC Hearing Aid Rules

MedTruth Editors · September 1, 2022

The ruling establishes a new category of hearing aids designed to be sold over the counter to adults with mild to moderate hearing impairment.

FDA Regulation
Lawyers shaking hands at a table with paperwork representing the first Zantac trial ending in a settlement.

First Zantac Trial Ends in Settlement

MedTruth Editors · August 31, 2022

Joseph Bayer agreed to drop his lawsuit, which was scheduled to be held in an Illinois state court, after reaching a settlement of more than $500,000 with generic makers of Zantac.

Legal Developments
Colorful gummies similar to Krave Nic nicotine gummies that children could confuse for candy.

FDA Cracks Down on Nicotine Gummies

MedTruth Editors · August 30, 2022

Krave Nic’s gummy products resemble candy and food products marketed to children, according to the FDA.

FDA Regulation
Elderly woman holding hip in pain representing the hip implants added to Exactech recall.

40,000 Hip Implants Added to 2021 Exactech Recall

MedTruth Editors · August 26, 2022

The hip implants have been recalled due to oxygen exposure that can degrade the polyethylene liners in the implants.

A woman checking her breast representing the Allergan breast implant MDL plaintiffs claiming breast implants caused them to develop cancer.

Allergan Compelled to Produce Documents in Breast Implant MDL

MedTruth Editors · August 25, 2022

Allergan must produce documents related to over 400 patients to inform the bellwether selection process. Plaintiffs claim Allergan breast implants caused them to develop cancer.

Legal Developments
J&J's talcum powder-based baby powder on the shelf in Thailand representing the global phase out of this product.

J&J Announces Global Talc Phase Out

MedTruth Editors · August 24, 2022

Starting in 2023, J&J will no longer sell talcum-based baby powder products anywhere in the world. These products have been discontinued in the U.S. and Canada since 2020.

Image of a Walgreens store at night representing the company's role in fueling the Opioid issue in San Francisco.

Judge Finds Walgreens Liable For Opioid Distribution

MedTruth Editors · August 23, 2022

Walgreens was found guilty of filling illegitimate opioid prescriptions, contributing to the severe narcotics abuse issues in San Francisco.

The St Louis skyline from above representing the Roundup trial underway in Monsanto's hometown alleging Roundup causes cancer.

New Roundup Trial Underway in Monsanto’s Hometown

Guest Contributor · August 18, 2022

Three people who used Roundup and have since been diagnosed with different types of lymphoma are suing Monsanto. The trial takes place in St. Louis, the headquarters of Monsanto.

Legal Developments
A military veteran at his desk filling out a form representing veterans filing motions to block 3M earplug bankruptcy.

Veterans Move to Block 3M-Aearo Earplug Bankruptcy

MedTruth Editors · August 17, 2022

Two veterans filed motions to prevent 3M from using bankruptcy to halt future earplug claims.

Legal Developments
A doctor looking at a mammogram scan representing the mammogram clinic stripped of accreditation.

FDA Strips Mammogram Clinic of Accreditation

MedTruth Editors · August 16, 2022

the FDA makes reports on mammogram facilities in order to allow providers and patients to make informed decisions about where they want to receive their mammogram.

FDA Regulation
Woman holding her head representing Merck Gardasil lawsuits alleging the HPV vaccine caused autoimmune disorders.

Merck Faces Gardasil Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · August 12, 2022

Two women allege Merck's HPV vaccine caused them to develop autoimmune disorders.

A researcher holding monkeypox virus test tube representing the FDA monkeypox plan of action.

FDA Announces Monkeypox Plan of Action

MedTruth Editors · August 11, 2022

Despite its relatively low lethality, the presence of monkeypox in the U.S. has caused the FDA and CDC to be on alert, tracking new cases and potential spikes in infections.

US veteran on laptop and phone representing 3M making moves to end earplug lawsuits.

3M Declares Bankruptcy and Creates Trust to End Earplug Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · August 10, 2022

The earplug company is using a $1 billion trust fund and bankruptcy to resolve close to 250,000 hearing damage claims.

Legal Developments
A person on a remote meeting representing the FDA remote regulation tools.

FDA Optimizes Remote Regulation Tools

MedTruth Editors · August 9, 2022

The initial benefits outlined by the agency included using RRAs to determine compliance, inform regulatory decisions, and verify information submitted to the agency.

FDA Regulation
Two firefighters using aqueous film-forming foam to fight a fire, representing the PFAS class action.

Firefighters File PFAS Class Action

MedTruth Editors · August 5, 2022

PFAS chemicals, which are resistant to breaking down naturally in the environment, may accumulate in human tissue and have been associated with various health complications.

A lawyer writing case papers representing a vaginal mesh lawsuit summarily dismissed.

Vaginal Mesh Suit Summarily Dismissed

MedTruth Editors · August 4, 2022

A summary judgment can be thought of as a trial on paper. Both sides submit their best arguments for why the law favors their side, accepting all of their opponent's claims, with the judge eventually deciding the outcome.

Women's Health
A woman speaking in court holding documents representing the appeals court reversal of a mesothelioma decision against J&J.

Appeals Court Reverses $120 Million Mesothelioma Decision Against J&J

MedTruth Editors · August 3, 2022

The court ruled that Olson’s legal team did not present expert testimony that established sufficient evidence that Olson’s exposure to talcum in J&J’s products caused her health to deteriorate. 

Legal Developments
A woman in the US military representing the 3M earplug retrial requests denied.

3M Earplug Retrial Requests Denied

MedTruth Editors · July 29, 2022

Nine of 3M's military earplug trial losses will not be retried after the company claimed delayed depositions muddied the verdicts.

Legal Developments
Person holding a bottle of Roundup weedkiller representing the Roundup $45 Million Settlement.

Roundup Judge Approves $45 Million Settlement

MedTruth Editors · July 27, 2022

Monsanto was accused of failing to warn consumers about the potential health risks associated with glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller.

Legal Developments
A Peach farm similar to the one that was found to be damaged by dicamba by the lower court.

Dicamba Damages Upheld By Appeals Court

MedTruth Editors · July 22, 2022

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's verdict for damages caused by Dicamba.

Legal Developments
An oxycodone label representing the opioids that Teva allegedly produced.

Teva Accused of Minimizing Its Part in Opioid Epidemic

MedTruth Editors · July 20, 2022

New York AG Letitia James claims that Teva headquarters downplayed its direction of Teva US to avoid legal consequences.

Legal Developments
A sign stating JUUL products are sold at the establishment symbolizes how the injunction has temporarily allowed JUUL to be sold.

JUUL Injunction Temporarily Granted by Court

MedTruth Editors · July 15, 2022

A US District Court has temporarily blocked the FDA order pulling Juul Labs products from shelves.

Legal Developments
A man at home using a ventilator similar to the ones recalled by the FDA.

FDA Recalls At-Home Ventilators

MedTruth Editors · July 14, 2022

The FDA has issued a Class I recall of Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s Volara systems after severe side effects were discovered.

FDA Regulation
Image of lentils similar to the lentils recalled by Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest Faces Food Contamination Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · July 13, 2022

According to the FDA, over 175 adverse events stemming from Daily Harvest's lentil meals have been reported.

Image of an infant wearing a neck float similar to the device used in the FDA warning

FDA Warns of Baby Neck Float Dangers

MedTruth Editors · July 12, 2022

The FDA has warned parents and caregivers not to use neck floats for water therapy intervention.

FDA Regulation
Image of a couple gardening representing the Alberta and Alva Pilliod Roundup cancer case.

Supreme Court Declines To Review $87M Pilliod Roundup Case

MedTruth Editors · July 8, 2022

The Supreme Court turned away Bayer’s appeal of Alva and Alberta Pilliod's Roundup cancer case.

Legal Developments
Physiotherapist assisting a patient with ALS representing the FDA plan for treating neurodegenerative diseases.

FDA Creates 5-Year Plan for Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases

MedTruth Editors · July 7, 2022

The FDA's plan aims to treat rare neurodegenerative diseases like Lou Gehrig's Disease or ALS through research, clinic trials, and more.

FDA Regulation
An elderly woman holding pack of Zantac pills representing the Zantac trial dates set in California.

Zantac Bellwether Dates Set in CA

MedTruth Editors · July 6, 2022

The first four Zantac trials in California have been set for 2023. Zantac users claim that they were unknowingly exposed to unsafe levels of NDMA.

Legal Developments
A hand holding a smoking cigarette representing the FDA proposed plan for limiting nicotine in cigarettes.

FDA Proposes Plan For Limiting Nicotine in Cigarettes

MedTruth Editors · July 5, 2022

If implemented, the limit on nicotine would help to prevent people who experiment with cigarettes from becoming regular users.

FDA Regulation
An elderly patient talking to pharmacist at a CVS pharmacy representing the whistleblower lawsuit.

CVS Allegedly Overcharged Seniors For Drugs

MedTruth Editors · June 30, 2022

Medicare recipients were not informed about the option of generic drugs, less expensive but identical versions of their name-brand counterparts, a whistleblower claims.

A vehicle on a farm spraying plants with Roundup weedkiller containing glyphosate.

EPA Ordered To Reconsider Glyphosate Safety

MedTruth Editors · June 29, 2022

The EPA must reexamine its 2020 findings that glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller products, is “not likely” to cause cancer.

Laws + Congress
Image of three high schoolers laughing representing the Native American anti-vaping campaign Next Legends.

“Next Legends” Native American Anti-Vaping Campaign Announced

MedTruth Editors · June 28, 2022

The FDA's Next Legends campaign aims to prevent tobacco and vape use among American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

Image of a judge holding gavel representing the Oregon judge blocking media coverage of Roundup cancer trial.

Judge Blocks Media Coverage of Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · June 27, 2022

The judge decided the media coverage might put pressure on the jury, resulting in jurors potentially dropping out.

Legal Developments
Image of JUUL with pods representing the FDA removal of JUUL products in the US.

JUUL Labs Products Expelled From U.S. Market

MedTruth Editors · June 24, 2022

The FDA has issued a removal of JUUL products in the United States because of the company’s inadequate safety information.

A woman feeling her breast experiencing breast pain representing the FDA's new breast implant study on risks of BIA-ALCL.

FDA Announces New Breast Implant Study

MedTruth Editors · June 23, 2022

BIA-ALCL is a man-made cancer, a specific type of T-cell lymphoma, that is associated with textured breast implants.

Two lawyers discussing a document representing the 3M earplug MDL mediation talks.

Judge Orders Mediation Talks in 3M Earplug MDL

MedTruth Editors · June 22, 2022

After 16 bellwether cases have been tried, Judge Rogers implied that all the necessary evidence has been presented to predict the outcome of future litigation.

Legal Developments
A doctor looking at the hair of a patient with Alopecia representing the first approved systemic Alopecia treatment.

FDA Approves First Systemic Alopecia Treatment

MedTruth Editors · June 21, 2022

Although there have been topical treatments available to treat alopecia, Olumiant is the first systemic treatment approved for the autoimmune disorder.

At-home nurse talking to patient representing the Humira kickback allegations.

AbbVie Faces Humira Kickback Allegations

MedTruth Editors · June 17, 2022

Defendants are accused of violating the federal Anti-Kickback Statute by providing free so-called “nurse ambassadors” to physicians who wrote prescriptions for Humira.

Legal Developments
A doctor listening to a person's heart representing the Medtronic heart pump kit recall.

FDA Recalls Medtronic Heart Pump Kits

MedTruth Editors · June 16, 2022

Medtronic’s HVAD Pump Implant Kit is a type of medical device used to help the heart pump blood.

A person pouring pills into hand representing Teva and Allergan settling West Virginia opioid lawsuit.

Teva & Allergan Settle WV Opioid Lawsuit For Over $160 Million

MedTruth Editors · June 15, 2022

The trial accused manufactures of intensifying the opioid epidemic by grossly understating the risks of the highly-addictive painkillers.

Legal Developments
A woman on a ventilator at a hospital representing the Philips Respironics ventilator recall.

Philips Respironics Ventilator Faces Second Recall

MedTruth Editors · June 14, 2022

The recall addresses the defect that causes these ventilators to completely shut down without prior warning.

FDA Regulation
Image of an empty classroom showing the light fixtures representing Monsanto PCB lawsuit.

PCBs “No More Toxic Than Table Salt,” Ex-Monsanto Official Testifies

MedTruth Editors · June 10, 2022

The attorney said both students, who attended the school beginning in 2011, should receive at least $12 million in damages because of their exposure to PCBs in light fixtures.

Legal Developments
Image of a man with lidocaine pain patch on shoulder representing the Kroger class action lawsuit dropped.

Kroger Escapes Class Action Over Pain Patches

MedTruth Editors · June 9, 2022

The lawsuit claimed that Kroger's pain relief patches fall off within minutes after being applied to the skin, despite promising pain relief for hours.

A woman holding 5 different dietary supplement pills in her palm and picking one up representing the FDA guidance on supplements.

FDA Issues Supplement Guidance

MedTruth Editors · June 8, 2022

The FDA's new initiative aims to educate consumers about the risks and benefits of dietary supplements.

FDA Regulation
Image of a man with type 2 diabetes testing his glucose levels, representing the new diabetes drug Mounjaro.

FDA Approves New Diabetes Treatment

MedTruth Editors · June 7, 2022

The agency approved Mounjaro as a first of its class treatment to try to help meet diabetics' blood sugar goals.

FDA Regulation
Nestle logo on building representing class action filed over glucose boost drinks.

Nestle Class Action Filed Over Glucose Drinks

MedTruth Editors · June 2, 2022

Steven Owen alleges that Nestle’s marketing is misleading in claiming its drink helps manage blood sugar in people with diabetes.

Woman holding a CBD gummy representing FDA warning companies selling CBD products containing delta 8 THC.

FDA Warns Companies Selling Illegal CBD Products

MedTruth Editors · June 2, 2022

In the warning letters, the FDA discusses the illegal marketing of these delta-8 THC products as treatments for medical conditions or for therapeutic use.

FDA Regulation
Image of a lawyer and client signing papers representing a jury awarding money in a 3M trial.

Jury Awards Largest Single-Plaintiff Award in 3M Trial

MedTruth Editors · June 1, 2022

Beal's trial is the largest award in the MDL in which a jury has ordered the company to pay a single plaintiff.

Legal Developments
Woman sleeping with CPAP machine representing the FDA releasing Philips recall FAQ guide.

FDA Releases Philips Recall FAQ

MedTruth Editors · May 30, 2022

The guide helps to determine if a Philips Respironics machine was recalled and what the risks are of using these recalled devices.

FDA Regulation
Lawyer looking at a folder representing a judge rejecting 3M's bid for late discovery in military earplug MDL.

Judge Rejects 3M’s Bid For Late Discovery in Earplug MDL

MedTruth Editors · May 27, 2022

3M’s attempt to force the U.S. military to hand over information related to the MDL was too late.

Legal Developments
Person taking a rapid Covid test representing the FDA warning of counterfeit COVID-19 tests.

FDA Warns of Counterfeit COVID-19 Tests

MedTruth Editors · May 26, 2022

The FDA stated that although no counterfeit COVID-19 tests have been found in government-distributed centers, the agency is aware they are being distributed around the US.

FDA Regulation
Supreme court building representing the DOJ recommending the Roundup cancer award stand.

Supreme Court Urged To Let $25M Roundup Cancer Award Stand

MedTruth Editors · May 25, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice has recommended that the lower court verdict be allowed to stand.

Legal Developments
Miner in a talcum mine representing J&J accused of exposing workers to asbestos.

J&J Accused of Exposing Workers to Asbestos

MedTruth Editors · May 24, 2022

In the midst of battling tens of thousands of talcum powder lawsuits, J&J appealed to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who worked in J&J’s talc mines.

Weedkiller being sprayed on crops representing the former Monsanto CEO testifying in a Roundup cancer trial.

Former Monsanto CEO Testifies in First Roundup Trial Outside California

MedTruth Editors · May 20, 2022

This is the first trial in which former CEO of Monsanto Hugh Grant, who ran the company for 15 years, will testify.

Legal Developments
A pregnant woman at the doctor for prenatal screening representing FDA warning about false NIPS test results.

FDA Warns About False NIPS Test Results

MedTruth Editors · May 19, 2022

NIPS tests work by taking a portion of the parent’s blood at a time when the fetal DNA can be detected. This DNA is examined for chromosomal or genetic abnormalities that may indicate future health problems.

Women's Health
A young woman holding a pill bottle on a video call with a doctor representing the Cerebral lawsuit alleging the company overprescribed Adderall.

Cerebral Lawsuit Leads To ADHD Prescription Pause

MedTruth Editors · May 18, 2022

The lawsuit alleges that Cerebral’s business practices emphasized profits over patient safety and well-being.