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A woman on a CPAP machine representing the Philips CPAP settlement.

Philips C-PAP Settlement Nears $500 Million

MedTruth Editors · September 21, 2023

While this settlement partially reimburses plaintiffs who bought a device that allegedly led to cancer, lung damage, breathing problems, and other injuries, it does not resolve any of the claims that Philips’ device caused these injuries.

Legal Developments
Military flags representing the Camp Lejeune settlement offered to claimants.

Camp Lejeune Voluntary Settlement Offered to Claimants

MedTruth Editors · September 20, 2023

The payment plan would compensate claimants up to $450,000 depending on the type of illness and the length of time spent at Camp Lejeune.

Doctor prescribing opioids representing the Kroger opioid settlement payout.

Kroger Opioid Settlement Could Begin Paying Out This Year

MedTruth Editors · September 19, 2023

Kroger is offering states and municipalities $1.2 billion and offering Native American tribes $36 million to fund opioid abatement programs.

Legal Developments
Image of a Rite Aid pharmacy representing Rite Aid possibly filing for bankruptcy over opioid lawsuits.

Rite Aid May File for Bankruptcy Over Opioid Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · September 15, 2023

The pharmacy chain could file for bankruptcy to potentially escape opioid lawsuits, including over 1,000 federal lawsuits.

Amgen office building representing the Amgen-Horizon merger.

Tepezza Liability Could be Acquired in Amgen-Horizon Merger

MedTruth Editors · September 14, 2023

The settlement paves the way for Amgen to acquire Horizon Therapeutics – and its legal claims.

Legal Developments
Zantac Makers Face New Lawsuit in Connecticut

Zantac Makers Face New Lawsuit in Connecticut

MedTruth Editors · September 13, 2023

Plaintiffs allege that they developed bladder, breast, prostate or other cancers because of long-term usage of Zantac or its generic, over-the-counter equivalent ranitidine.

Legal Developments
Baby drinking baby formula representing the FDA inspections and recalls with contaminated formula.

FDA Warns Infant Formula Manufacturers

MedTruth Editors · September 12, 2023

These inspections and recalls were intended to prevent distribution of formula contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii.

FDA Regulation
Woman holding her stomach/pelvis region representing J&J talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits.

Johnson & Johnson Accused of New Effort To Delay Talc Litigation

MedTruth Editors · September 8, 2023

J&J is attempting to challenge expert witness testimony that was approved two years ago in an effort to further delay the case.

Legal Developments
Doctor talking to a patient representing the Teva kickback trial regarding multiple sclerosis drugs.

Teva Kickback Trial Paused By Appeal

MedTruth Editors · September 7, 2023

According to the government, Teva paid two charities more than $350 million over 11 years to cover co-payments for Copaxone patients.

Legal Developments
3M headquarters representing the earplug settlement.

3M Board Approves $6 Billion Earplug Settlement

MedTruth Editors · September 6, 2023

Nearly 260,000 lawsuits have been settled in the 3M earplug hearing loss litigation.

Woman with hands on her heart representing the Bard IVC filter lawsuits.

Bard IVC Filter Verdict Upheld on Appeal

MedTruth Editors · August 31, 2023

The court ultimately sided with the plaintiff, upholding the decision that Bard's IVC filter caused injuries to a nurse.

Legal Developments
Judge signing an order representing the talcum powder cancer litigation stay lifted.

Talc Powder Cancer Litigation Stay Lifted

MedTruth Editors · August 30, 2023

Tens of thousands of talcum powder lawsuits were paused. Now, the two-year stay on talcum powder litigation has been lifted.

Legal Developments
Doctors in neurology looking at a brain scan representing the Camp Lejeune Parkinson's risks.

Camp Lejeune Study Finds Increased Parkinson’s Risks

MedTruth Editors · August 29, 2023

Military veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune were 70% more likely to have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease than vets who were stationed elsewhere.

Research + Findings
A doctor inserting a port catheter system representing the Bard PowerPort MDL.

Bard Port MDL Assigned to Arizona

MedTruth Editors · August 25, 2023

The Bard PowerPort is a subcutaneous, implantable port catheter system that delivers medications such as chemotherapy drugs.

Legal Developments
Surgeons performing surgery with medical devices representing the Medtronic bribery scheme.

Medtronic Accused of Bribery Scheme

MedTruth Editors · August 24, 2023

According to the lawsuit, members of a Kansas VA hospital were allegedly bribed to purchase additional, unnecessary products that were then used on patients.

Woman using a hair serum representing the hair relaxer claims process streamlined regarding chemical hair straighteners allegedly causing health problems

New Hair Relaxer Claims Process Streamlined

MedTruth Editors · August 23, 2023

The Short Form Complaint streamlines the process for new plaintiffs to submit claims that they developed health problems caused by the chemicals in hair relaxers.

Legal Developments
Judge holding a gavel in court representing the opioid bankruptcy settlement reviewed by the supreme court.

Opioid Bankruptcy Settlement to be Reviewed by Supreme Court

MedTruth Editors · August 22, 2023

The Office of the U.S. Trustee issued a formal complaint about the settlement, arguing that the deal protects the Sackler Family.

Laws + Congress
Veteran talking to doctor representing the Camp Lejeune lawsuits for contaminated drinking water.

Camp Lejeune Claim Acceptance Rate Less Than 20%

MedTruth Editors · August 18, 2023

The acceptance rate for Camp Lejeune claims is currently only 17% after the VA began using subject matter experts to evaluate claims.

Legal Developments
Woman with hip pain representing the hip implant cases consolidated in a Washington court.

Hip Implant Cases Consolidated in WA Court

MedTruth Editors · August 17, 2023

The plaintiffs say their metal-on-metal hip implants led to injuries and a decreased quality of life.

Legal Developments
Woman lying in bed with stomach pain representing the Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit.

First Ozempic Stomach Paralysis Lawsuit Filed

MedTruth Editors · August 16, 2023

The drug manufacturers should have warned users of the potential risk of gastroparesis, alleges the lawsuit.

Woman applying face cream representing the FDA Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022.

FDA Prepares For Implementation of MoCRA

MedTruth Editors · August 15, 2023

With the average American using between 6 and 12 cosmetic products every day, MoCRA was deemed a vital safety measure for consumer health.

FDA Regulation
A pregnant woman taking a pill representing the Tylenol autism lawsuits.

Over 200 Lawsuits Allege Connection Between Acetaminophen and Autism

MedTruth Editors · August 11, 2023

The litigation, which names major manufacturers and retailers of Tylenol and generic acetaminophen products as defendants, remains in the early stage of the discovery process.

Image of the Department of Justice building representing the DOJ attempting to stop the opioid bankruptcy settlement that would shield the Sackler family.

DOJ Moves to Stop Opioid Bankruptcy Settlement

MedTruth Editors · August 10, 2023

The DOJ is taking the case to the Supreme Court in an effort to prevent a bankruptcy plan that would shield the Sackler family from opioid lawsuits.

Legal Developments
A judge holding a gavel representing J&J's attempt to escape talcum powder cancer lawsuits denied.

J&J’s 2nd Attempt To Escape Talc Lawsuits via Bankruptcy Denied

MedTruth Editors · August 9, 2023

The decision blocks J&J’s proposed $8.9 billion settlement, which would have prevented new lawsuits from being filed.

Legal Developments
Person filling up a cup with tap water representing the PFAS drinking water class action lawsuit.

PFAS Coalition of States Voice Opposition to 3M Settlement

MedTruth Editors · August 8, 2023

The coalition says that a more comprehensive settlement must be reached before undergoing the lengthy and costly process of disseminating class notices.

Legal Developments
Doctor holding a vaccine representing the Gardasil bellwether cases.

Gardasil Bellwether Cases Moving Forward

MedTruth Editors · August 4, 2023

They are making progress in selecting bellwether cases in the Gardasil HPV vaccine MDL.

Legal Developments
Lawyer on the phone representing the class action lawsuit where Camp Lejeune lawyers are cold calling people on the no call list.

Camp Lejeune Attorney Actions to Proceed

MedTruth Editors · August 3, 2023

Based on the Judge’s examination of the current facts, there is enough evidence to plausibly connect the plaintiff to the firm.

Legal Developments
Audiologist looking at model of an ear representing hearing loss added to the Tepezza warning label.

Hearing Loss Added to Tepezza Warning Label

MedTruth Editors · August 2, 2023

The FDA added a new section to the warning label on Tepezza, with updated information warning users about the risk of severe hearing loss.

Doctor looking at a lung X-ray representing the talcum powder plaintiff who won a lawsuit against J&J for his mesothelioma.

Critical Talc Plaintiff Awarded Millions by Jury

MedTruth Editors · August 1, 2023

After over a week of deliberation, the jury delivered a verdict against Johnson & Johnson, fining it $18.8 million in damages.

Legal Developments
Person taking pill representing the Zantac cancer lawsuits.

First Zantac Lawsuit Trial Date Set, Again

MedTruth Editors · July 28, 2023

The plaintiffs allege that Zantac caused them to develop cancer of nine different types, including colorectal, breast, and bladder cancer.

Legal Developments
Woman holding her stomach area representing the transvaginal mesh case settled.

Transvaginal Mesh Case Settles Weeks Before Trial

MedTruth Editors · July 27, 2023

After it is implanted, the Obtryx mesh has been known to contract over time, causing it to pull or compress inside the person’s body, resulting in adverse effects.

Legal Developments
View of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania representing the new Roundup cases being tried in Philadelphia.

New Roundup Cases To Be Tried in Philadelphia

MedTruth Editors · July 26, 2023

The center of Roundup cancer cases has shifted from California and Missouri to include dozens of cases assigned in Philadelphia.

Legal Developments
XRay and different pill packs representing J&J approving generic tuberculosis drugs.

J&J Approves TB Generic License Amid Storm of Pressure

MedTruth Editors · July 25, 2023

This generic license will allow non-wealthy nations to treat cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among their populations.

Image of a Black woman pulling a strand of her hair representing the hair relaxer lawsuits.

Hair Relaxer Makers Move To Dismiss Master Complaint

MedTruth Editors · July 21, 2023

The plaintiffs claim that they were not warned about the risk of developing cancer associated with the use of hair-relaxing products.

Legal Developments
A beautician brushing a cream on a client's face representing the ovarian cancer risk factor study looking at professions.

Study Names Talc Among Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors

MedTruth Editors · July 20, 2023

Cosmetic talcum powder is included in a list of substances that increase the risk of ovarian cancer, according to a study on occupational histories and ovarian cancer carcinogens.

Research + Findings
Two doctors discussing research representing J&J suing talcum powder expert witnesses.

J&J Sues Talc Plaintiff Expert Witnesses

MedTruth Editors · July 19, 2023

The lawsuit alleges that the research provided by the plaintiffs’ experts is fraudulent because some people were exposed to asbestos in other products besides cosmetic talc.

Legal Developments
Group of people holding sodas representing aspartame to be declared possibly carcinogenic.

Aspartame To Be Declared “Possibly Carcinogenic” by WHO

MedTruth Editors · July 18, 2023

Aspartame is used in a number of products that are advertised as having reduced or no sugar, like diet sodas and sugar-free gum.

Research + Findings
A military veteran talking to a doctor representing the 3M military earplugs allegedly causing hearing loss.

3M Urges Reversal of $50 Million Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · July 14, 2023

The company is seeking to overturn a $50 million verdict in a bellwether trial concerning defective military earplugs.

Legal Developments
Image of a catheter device representing the Bard PowerPort that may be fracturing and causing thousands of lawsuits.

Bard PowerPort Device May Generate Thousands of Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · July 13, 2023

This catheter device has a risk of fracture, which results in pieces migrating into the body, causing chest pain, blood clots, and blockages in the pulmonary arteries.

A woman getting her hearing tested representing the Tepezza hearing loss lawsuits.

Tepezza Hearing Loss MDL Approved

MedTruth Editors · July 12, 2023

In the lawsuits, plaintiffs say Horizon Therapeutics failed to notify the plaintiffs and their physicians of the risk of hearing damage with Tepezza.

Graphic of 5 women representing the talcum powder victims speaking out against J&J.

Talc Victims Speak Out Against J&J

MedTruth Editors · July 11, 2023

The press release encourages the public to condemn J&J and support the plaintiffs’ assertions that there is a link between talcum powder products and cancer.

Woman talking to her doctor representing a vaginal mesh report saying women are not given accurate medical advice.

Mesh Report Claims Women Not Given Accurate Advice

MedTruth Editors · July 10, 2023

Transvaginal mesh is intended to prevent pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence.

Women's Health
Image of a scientist getting a water sample representing the PFAS water contamination settlement.

3M Settles PFAS Water Contamination Claims For $10 Billion

MedTruth Editors · July 7, 2023

The settlement will provide funds to public water systems to test for PFAS chemicals and treat contamination of the synthetic compounds.

Man giving a testimony in court representing the J&J CMO testifying on talcum powder recall

J&J Chief Medical Officer Testifies on Talc Recall

MedTruth Editors · July 6, 2023

The testimony addressed how J&J issued a recall of their talc products after a U.S. FDA investigation found asbestos in the samples of talc.

A lawyer with a stack of papers representing attorneys defending cases with awaiting replies.

District Judges Urged to Accelerate Camp Lejeune Consolidation Process

MedTruth Editors · July 5, 2023

Attorneys working on behalf of the government are currently defending nearly 1,000 cases with 663 lawsuits awaiting replies.

Legal Developments
A man taking a pill representing the Zantac cancer lawsuits.

GSK Settles Ahead Of First Zantac Trial

MedTruth Editors · July 3, 2023

An individual who claimed to have developed bladder cancer due to the heartburn medication Zantac has reached a settlement with the manufacturer of the drug.

Legal Developments
Image of an African-American woman holding her hair representing the hair relaxer lawsuits.

Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Plaintiffs File Master Complaint

MedTruth Editors · June 30, 2023

The master complaint provides a comprehensive list of the allegations that show an association between regular exposure to the synthetic chemicals in hair-relaxer products, and uterine cancer.

Legal Developments
A person holding a vape representing the e-cigarette poison reports.

E-Cigarette Poison Reports Trigger FDA Retailer "Blitz"

MedTruth Editors · June 29, 2023

The majority of vape exposure cases reported to U.S. poison-control centers over the past 12 months were among children under the age of 5.

Image of New York's Central Park representing the settlement between the state of NY and Bayer, manufacturer of Roundup.

Bayer Reaches $7 Million Roundup Advertising Settlement with NY

MedTruth Editors · June 28, 2023

Bayer will pay millions to resolve the claims that Roundup is safe and non-toxic without having enough evidence to support these claims.

Legal Developments
Veteran being consoled representing the 3M military earplug litigation in which veterans claim 3M earplugs caused their hearing loss.

3M Earplug Bankruptcy Rejected

MedTruth Editors · June 21, 2023

A federal judge dismissed 3M’s bankruptcy of its subunit, Aearo Technologies, the manufacturer of military earplugs that are claimed to have been faulty.

Legal Developments
Woman taking a pill representing the Zantac cases pending in courts.

Tens of Thousands of Zantac Cases Pending in State Courts

MedTruth Editors · June 14, 2023

Over 50,000 Zantac lawsuits have been dismissed, with over 100,000 still pending. The cases claim the drug’s active ingredient, ranitidine, causes cancer.

Legal Developments
Baby powder bottle representing the 2nd talcum powder bankruptcy ploy by J&J.

State AGs Oppose J&J’s 2nd Talc Bankruptcy Ploy

MedTruth Editors · June 13, 2023

J&J recently offered nearly $9 billion to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits that the company's talcum powder products contain asbestos.

Legal Developments
Image of a woman using a phone representing the Camp Lejeune lawsuits claim.

Camp Lejeune Law Firm Fights Class Action Claim

MedTruth Editors · June 9, 2023

The plaintiff alleges that the two law firms violated the TCPA when they allegedly cold-called her and other people on a federal do-not-call list in order to generate leads for their Camp Lejeune lawsuits.

Legal Developments
Lawyer working on documents representing the J&J talc bankruptcy settlement offer.

J&J Declares 2nd Talc Bankruptcy "Largest Settlement in History"

MedTruth Editors · June 8, 2023

As opposed to its initial bankruptcy settlement offering of around $2 billion, J&J claims that the quadrupled settlement offer of $8.9 billion warrants additional consideration.

Bayer offices representing the Roundup cancer trials with Bayer's seventh consecutive win.

Bayer Wins 7th Consecutive Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · June 7, 2023

Roundup manufacturer Monsanto and Bayer have won the seventh trial in a row over claims that the weedkiller causes cancer.

Legal Developments
Texas flag representing the Texas opioid settlement.

TX AG Reaches $340 Million Opioid Settlement

MedTruth Editors · June 6, 2023

This settlement joins with settlements in California, West Virginia, and other states that are pursuing opioid manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

Image of a man spraying weedkiller representing the supreme court refusing to review a Roundup lawsuit.

Supreme Court Refuses Roundup Refund Review

MedTruth Editors · June 2, 2023

This $39 million settlement covers just one of several Roundup class action lawsuits filed by various consumer groups.

Legal Developments
Kids in school representing the MN youth vaping deal struck with JUUL and Altria.

$60 Million MN Youth Vaping Deal Struck

MedTruth Editors · June 1, 2023

Minnesota leveled a series of legal claims against Juul Labs and Altria to address the companies’ roles in fueling the state’s youth vaping spike.

Marine Corps veterans representing North Carolina senators urging the feds to settle Camp Lejeune lawsuits.

N.C. Senators Urge Feds To Settle Camp Lejeune Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · May 31, 2023

Camp Lejeune was contaminated with harmful chemicals that were present in the base's drinking water from 1953 until 1987.

Legal Developments
San Francisco city view from above representing Walgreens found liable for contributing to the opioid epidemic.

San Francisco Closes $230 Million Opioid Settlement

MedTruth Editors · May 30, 2023

Walgreens was found liable for contributing to the opioid epidemic in San Francisco and will pay hundreds of millions of dollars to the city.

Man holding pills in one hand and water in the other representing the Zantac class action dismissed in Canada.

Zantac Class Action Dismissed in Canada

MedTruth Editors · May 26, 2023

The court ruled that the plaintiff lacked the evidence necessary to convince the court that ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac, showed any causation to cancer.

Legal Developments
Plaintiff signing legal document representing talcum powder plaintiffs motioning to pursue J&J.

Talc Plaintiffs Motion to Pursue J&J Directly

MedTruth Editors · May 25, 2023

Plaintiffs in the J&J talcum powder lawsuits are attempting to target J&J directly rather than needing to route through its subsidiary, LTL Management, which was created to absorb liability for talc claims.

Legal Developments
Pregnant woman taking pills representing the J&J Tylenol lawsuits.

Johnson & Johnson Requests Appeal of Tylenol Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · May 24, 2023

J&J is seeking a federal appeals court decision on whether the failure to provide adequate warnings should be preempted by federal law.

Legal Developments
Picture of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline representing the Altria youth vaping settlement.

Altria Settles With SF Schools

MedTruth Editors · May 23, 2023

The e-cigarette company Altria will settle with San Francisco public schools over the youth vaping crisis.

Man holding a bottle of Paraquat herbicide representing the expert testimony announcements in the Paraquat lawsuit.

Paraquat Expert Testimony Hearings Announced

MedTruth Editors · May 19, 2023

Farmers and agricultural workers are suing manufacturers of the herbicide Paraquat, accusing the corporations of failing to warn about the risk that Paraquat exposure may lead to Parkinson’s disease.

Legal Developments
Person at the store looking at shower products representing the talcum powder cancer settlement negotiations.

J&J Ordered To Initiate Talc Settlement Negotiations

MedTruth Editors · May 18, 2023

The bankruptcy proceedings surrounding J&J's talcum powder products will go into settlement negotiations to resolve the claims that these products cause cancer and other health issues.

Legal Developments
Judge typing on laptop representing the 3M earplug settlement.

Judge Orders 3M Earplug Settlement Talks To Resume

MedTruth Editors · May 17, 2023

The judge for the 3M military earplug lawsuits has ordered both parties to resume settlement talks in good faith.

Legal Developments
West Virginia flag representing the opioid lawsuit settled between the state and Kroger for contributing to the opioid epidemic.

West Virginia Settles Opioid Lawsuit With Final Defendant

MedTruth Editors · May 16, 2023

Kroger was one of several defendants accused by the state of West Virginia of contributing to an oversupply of prescription opioids.

Legal Developments
Court evidence showing charts and graphs representing Monsanto evidence presented in Roundup trial

Monsanto Evidence Presented in Roundup Trial “Inaccurate”

MedTruth Editors · May 12, 2023

An epidemiologist said that a chart displayed by Monsanto attempting to prove Roundup doesn’t cause cancer is inaccurate.

Research + Findings
Elderly person getting an unknown call representing Camp Lejeune phishing scam calls.

Camp Lejeune Phishing Scam Targets Victims

MedTruth Editors · May 11, 2023

Scammers have begun to issue phony settlement claims targeting Camp Lejeune victims.

Military vet writing on a clipboard representing the 3M earplug class action MDL lawsuit.

Military Vet Urges Court Not To Overturn $50 Million 3M Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · May 10, 2023

This 3M military earplug lawsuit is the largest class action multidistrict litigation in U.S. history, with U.S. veterans claiming ill-fitting earplugs caused their hearing loss.

Legal Developments
A doctor looking at X-rays of a hip implant representing the J&J metal-on-metal hip implants allegedly causing heavy metal poisoning

J&J Hip Implant Allegedly Caused Heavy Metal Poisoning

MedTruth Editors · May 9, 2023

A woman claims her Pinnacle metal hip implant gave her heavy metal poisoning and forced her to undergo surgery.

Hand holding a vape representing Altria/JUUL public nuisance case regarding youth vaping.

CA Bellwether Implicates Altria in Public Nuisance Case

MedTruth Editors · May 4, 2023

The San Francisco school district is pursuing action against major stakeholders of Juul Labs in an effort to recoup damages due to Juul’s use of marketing targeted toward minors.

Judge's gavel representing 3M earplug plaintiffs requested the judge to reject 3M's bankruptcy plan

Earplug Plaintiffs Ask Judge To Reject 3M Bankruptcy Plan

MedTruth Editors · May 3, 2023

3M’s subunit, Aearo Technologies, the original manufacturer of CAEv2, filed for bankruptcy in July 2022 to shield itself from Combat Arms Earplug version 2 (CAEv2) lawsuits.

Legal Developments
Lawyers looking at a contract representing plaintiffs challenging J&J's second bankruptcy attempt.

Plaintiffs Challenge J&J Second Bankruptcy Gambit

MedTruth Editors · May 2, 2023

Johnson & Johnson has made a second attempt to put their subsidiary – LTL Management – into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Legal Developments
Person filling up a cup with tap water representing the Camp Lejeune lawsuit on contaminated water.

Camp Lejeune Plaintiff’s Attorneys Request Case Coordination

MedTruth Editors · April 28, 2023

If granted, the motion would technically alter the litigation status of Camp Lejeune lawsuits outside of class action status.

Legal Developments
Teenage kids hanging out representing the JUUL lawsuits surrounding marketing vapes to minors.

JUUL Settles State Marketing Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · April 27, 2023

The lawsuits claimed JUUL intentionally created an addictive product that they then marketed to minors through targeted sales and unethical business practices.

Legal Developments
Pregnant woman taking pills representing the observational studies on Tylenol during pregnancy and autism.

Experts Suggest Tylenol Autism Lawsuits Based on Flimsy Evidence

MedTruth Editors · April 26, 2023

Experts are questioning the legitimacy of observational studies that link Tylenol during pregnancy and autism.

Research + Findings
Eye doctor checking woman's eyesight representing Elmiron lawsuit.

Elmiron Lawsuit Update

MedTruth Editors · April 25, 2023

In 2018, a study was published that indicated taking Elmiron for years could result in an ocular condition known as pigmentary maculopathy.

Health Features

Merck Ordered To Release Gardasil Adverse Events Database

MedTruth Editors · April 21, 2023

Attorneys representing people who have sued Merck over the Gardasil vaccine would have access to the company’s adverse events database.

A doctor prescribing opioids representing illegal opioid distribution.

DOJ Charges Doctor With Illegal Opioid Distribution

MedTruth Editors · April 20, 2023

The U.S. DOJ has charged Dr. Okafor with 16 counts of illegal distribution of opioids. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 160 years in prison, 20 years for each count.

Lawyers negotiating a settlement representing J&J's talcum powder cancer lawsuit.

J&J Proposes $9 Billion To Settle Talc Cancer Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · April 19, 2023

J&J aims to resolve tens of thousands of lawsuits that allege its talcum powder was contaminated with asbestos.

Legal Developments
A farmer pouring Paraquat herbicide into a container representing a judge approving Paraquat short form complaints.

PA Judge Approves Paraquat Short Form Complaints

MedTruth Editors · April 18, 2023

The Short Form Complaint will allow future plaintiffs to join the lawsuit as long as they have similar claims and similar circumstances.

Legal Developments
A woman in a pharmacy looking at the drug prices representing Ohio AG suing PBMs over drug prices.

Ohio AG Sues Pharmacy Benefit Managers Over Drug Prices

MedTruth Editors · April 14, 2023

The companies are accused of using an overseas company that illegally drove up drug prices for life-saving drugs such as insulin and passed the costs onto consumers. 

Man holding his stomach and bladder representing a California judge approving expert witness in Zantac trial over bladder cancer claims.

California Judge Approves Expert Witness in Zantac Trial

MedTruth Editors · April 12, 2023

The ruling will allow a lawsuit by a California resident, who claims he developed bladder cancer because of Zantac, to move forward in a state court.

Legal Developments
A young girl vaping representing the Chicago and JUUL labs lawsuit on youth vaping.

JUUL Settles With Chicago for $23 Million

MedTruth Editors · April 11, 2023

The core of the lawsuit is the claim that Juul Labs violated city ordinances by marketing and selling nicotine vaping products to youth in the city of Chicago.

Scientist testing powder in a lab representing the talcum powder cancer trials.

J&J Appeals Talc Bankruptcy Plan to Supreme Court

MedTruth Editors · April 7, 2023

Johnson & Johnson will petition the Supreme Court to review its strategy of offloading tens of thousands of talcum powder cancer cases.

Legal Developments
Farmer spraying herbicide Paraquat representing a Delaware court forcing an insurer to cover Paraquat litigation claims.

Delaware Court Forces Insurer to Cover Paraquat Litigation Claims

MedTruth Editors · April 6, 2023

The insurance company Zurich alleged that Syngenta had wrongfully concealed research fees and personal injury claims.

Legal Developments
A man swearing in at court representing 3M attempting to shield its CEO from testifying in bankruptcy case.

3M Attempts To Stop CEO From Testifying in Bankruptcy Case

MedTruth Editors · April 5, 2023

The company claimed that its CEO lacked adequate knowledge of the company’s bankruptcy plan and should not testify in the bankruptcy court proceedings.

Legal Developments
Person using eye drops representing the EzriCare artificial tear products lawsuit.

Woman Files EzriCare Eye Drops Lawsuit

MedTruth Editors · April 4, 2023

Allegations claim the company's artificial tear products were contaminated with drug-resistant bacteria, leading to eye and vision damage.

A dripping faucet representing the contaminated waters of Camp Lejeune.

Camp Lejeune Fee Caps Potentially Hinder Plaintiffs

MedTruth Editors · March 31, 2023

Potential caps on the compensation for attorneys could result in fewer plaintiffs being able to file cases as the litigation moves forward.

Legal Developments
A mother feeding a baby a bottle representing the Abbott Laboratories contaminated baby formula

FDA Investigates Contaminated Abbott Laboratories Baby Formula

MedTruth Editors · March 30, 2023

The FDA and U.S. Attorney’s Office are investigating Abbott Laboratories for baby formula contamination.

FDA Regulation
Man in a military uniform signing papers representing 3M appealing earplug verdict.

3M Appeals $8 Million Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · March 29, 2023

3M is seeking a reversal or a retrial of the ruling that awarded a U.S. soldier $8 million for hearing damage.

Legal Developments
Doctor holding model of a liver representing a study that suggests an association between Roundup and juvenile liver damage.

Data Suggests Roundup Exposure Tied to Juvenile Liver Damage

MedTruth Editors · March 28, 2023

The study suggests an association between exposure to the herbicide Roundup and severe liver damage.

Research + Findings
A dentist and patient discussion about planned teeth treatment in dental clinic office representing AGGA dental device lawsuit.

Dental Device AGGA Sued For Allegedly Damaging Teeth

MedTruth Editors · March 24, 2023

The dental device is intended to expand the jaw without the need for surgery, but experts say patients’ teeth showed signs of being displaced rather than expanded.

Image of Rite Aid pharmacy representing the DOJ suing Rite Aid over opioid prescriptions.

DOJ Sues Rite Aid Over Opioid Prescriptions

MedTruth Editors · March 23, 2023

The complaint alleges that Rite Aid repeatedly ignored red flags while fulfilling prescription orders for opioids.

U.S. Marines representing the Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit.

Marine With Terminal Cancer Files Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

MedTruth Editors · March 22, 2023

A Marine with terminal cancer intends to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit against the U.S. government under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

Doctor testing elderly patient's hearing representing 3M military earplug hearing loss litigation.

3M Earplug Judge Orders Parties to Increase Transparency in Analysis

MedTruth Editors · March 21, 2023

Both the plaintiffs and defendants in 3M earplug litigation are flawed in their determination of what is considered "hearing damage."

Legal Developments
An agriculture worker in the field representing the Paraquat Papers linking the herbicide to health problems like Parkinson's.

“Paraquat Papers” Reveal Syngenta Was Aware of Health Risks for Decades

MedTruth Editors · March 17, 2023

The “Paraquat Papers” summarize Syngenta’s internal records, revealing that the company was aware of the link between its herbicide and health problems for decades.

Row of prescription drug bottles representing the opioid executive funneling large amounts of opioids into pharmacies.

Opioid Executive Sentenced for Criminal Conspiracy

MedTruth Editors · March 16, 2023

Laurence F. Doud directed large amounts of opioids into pharmacies throughout the Northeastern U.S. despite knowing that the pharmacies were using the narcotics to fuel opioid addictions.