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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 ...

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 H...

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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
Man taking pills representing the opioid settlement increasing by $46 million.

Opioid Settlement Increased by $46 Million

MedTruth Editors · May 17, 2022

Washington state's attorney general has secured a $518 million settlement from opioid manufactures.

Legal Developments
Woman taking opioid pills representing Walgreens Opioid Lawsuit Settled For $683 Million.

Walgreens Opioid Lawsuit Settled For $683 Million

MedTruth Editors · May 11, 2022

The state of Florida has reached a settlement with Walgreens over the drug store’s alleged role in contributing to the opioid epidemic.

Legal Developments
Illustration of a woman holding arm of a man with Alzheimer's representing the new diagnostic test that has been FDA approved for marketing.

FDA Approves Marketing of New Alzheimer's Test

MedTruth Editors · May 11, 2022

A new diagnostic test for Azlheimer's detection has been FDA-approved for marketing.

FDA Regulation
A man with hearing loss holding his ear representing a veteran awarded $2.2 million in 3M earplug trial.

Veteran Awarded $2.2 Million in 3M Earplug Trial

MedTruth Editors · May 10, 2022

This is 3M's ninth trial loss in 15 bellwether trials alleging that defective military earplugs cause hearing damage and tinnitus.

Legal Developments
People on a bus wearing face masks representing Limited PFAS Levels in Face Masks

Study Finds Limited PFAS Levels in Face Masks

MedTruth Editors · May 9, 2022

Researchers found eight of the nine masks tested did not exceed safe PFAS exposure levels.

Research + Findings
Ethicon headquarters sign in front of building representing the company's surgical mesh appeal loss.

Ethicon Loses $300 Million Surgical Mesh Appeal

MedTruth Editors · May 6, 2022

The company must pay over $300 million to California for misleading marketing practices regarding transvaginal mesh products.

Legal Developments
Image of a man smoking a cigarette representing FDA proposing a ban on flavored tobacco products.

FDA Proposes Flavored Tobacco Products Ban

MedTruth Editors · May 5, 2022

These bans have the potential to significantly decrease the rates of disease and death caused by burned tobacco products.

FDA Regulation
Image of the San Francisco bay representing Monsanto allegedly hiding PCB environmental and health information for profit.

Bay Area Cities Sue Monsanto Over PCB Cleanup Costs

MedTruth Editors · May 4, 2022

Monsanto allegedly knew about the environmental and health hazards of PCBs but hid this information for its own profit.

News
Image of a person in a lab holding pill bottle with white pills representing fake covid drug manufacturers.

Fake Covid Drug Manufacturers Face FDA Action

MedTruth Editors · May 3, 2022

These latest actions are part of a continued effort to crack down on unapproved, untested, or ineffective treatments for Covid-19 being sold to consumers.

FDA Regulation
Image of asbestos particles in tweezers representing the EPA final asbestos ban.

EPA Proposes Final Asbestos Ban

MedTruth Editors · April 29, 2022

The proposal would ban the importation of the last type of asbestos currently able to be brought into the US.

News
Illustration of doctor holding pills and patient holding pill representing the new FDA opioid safety initiative.

FDA Proposes New Opioid Safety Initiative

MedTruth Editors · April 28, 2022

This new initiative would provide another avenue to traditional opioid disposal methods.

FDA Regulation
Image of a person spraying basil representing a Roundup judge criticizing proposed false advertising settlement.

Roundup Judge Criticizes Proposed False Advertising Settlement

MedTruth Editors · April 27, 2022

The settlement would provide payments to consumers who purchased certain Roundup products and resolve a lawsuit claiming that Monsanto failed to warn users.

Legal Developments
Illustration of a woman wearing mask with covid particles around her representing the covid breath test.

FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Breath Test

MedTruth Editors · April 26, 2022

This breath test provides highly accurate COVID-19 test results in a shorter timeframe than traditional PCR tests.

News
Person in suit calculating fees representing a judge denying 3M’s Fee Acceleration Motion for earplug plaintiffs.

Judge Denies 3M’s Fee Acceleration Motion For Earplug Plaintiffs

MedTruth Editors · April 22, 2022

3M argued that a court decision that waived the administrative docket’s $402 per claim filing fee has ballooned the number of defective earplug claims.

Legal Developments
Doctors looking at brain scan representing the FDA Cybersecurity Guidance For Medical Devices.

FDA Issues Cybersecurity Guidance For Medical Devices

MedTruth Editors · April 21, 2022

Attacks from cybercriminals have rendered entire hospital networks powerless and have led to delays in diagnosis, delays in treatment, and increases in patient harm.

FDA Regulation
St Louis park bench and grass representing Bayer settling Roundup cancer claims.

Bayer Settles Dozens of Roundup Cancer Claims

MedTruth Editors · April 20, 2022

In March, Bayer announced that of approximately 138,000 cancer claims filed by individuals, 107,000 had been resolved or deemed ineligible.

Legal Developments
Empty courtroom representing the opioid MDL growth halted.

Opioid MDL Growth Halted

MedTruth Editors · April 19, 2022

The window to join the massive MDL in Northern Ohio has been officially closed by the JPML.

Legal Developments
Woman holding a round white pill representing the Sandoz Muscle Pain Pill recall.

Sandoz Recalls Potentially Carcinogenic Muscle Pain Pills

MedTruth Editors · April 15, 2022

The recall affects 13 lots of the muscle pain and spasm drug Orphenadrine Citrate.

News
Doctor holding vial of sotrovimab for covid-19 treatment representing the FDA rescinding its emergency use authorization.

FDA Rescinds Covid Drug Authorization

MedTruth Editors · April 14, 2022

Sotrovimab is an intravenous monoclonal antibody medication originally authorized for treating Covid-19.

FDA Regulation
Judge holding gavel representing the J&J talc bankruptcy appeals granted.

Judge Grants Fast-Track Appeal of J&J’s Talc Bankruptcy

MedTruth Editors · April 13, 2022

Judge Kaplan allowed plaintiffs who have alleged that J&J’s asbestos-contaminated talc products caused them to develop cancer to appeal his ruling

Legal Developments
Illustration of drug cabinet representing FDA warning letters to covid drug makers.

FDA Issues Warning to Unauthorized COVID Drug Makers

MedTruth Editors · April 12, 2022

Two companies that claim to make drugs that cure Covid-19 have been sent FDA warning letters.

FDA Regulation
Military veteran at the doctor representing the 13th military earplug trial.

13th Military Earplug Trial Returns $50 Million Plaintiff Verdict

MedTruth Editors · April 8, 2022

The trial concluded that the military veteran developed hearing loss and severe tinnitus because of 3M’s negligence.

Legal Developments
Woman using an e-cigarette representing the FDA rulings on vape products.

FDA Issues Rulings on E-Cigarette Products

MedTruth Editors · April 7, 2022

The FDA has been reviewing millions of E-cigarette products, approving ones that are likely to assist adult smokers looking to reduce or eliminate their combustible cigarette use.

FDA Regulation
Hand holding pink pills representing Pfizer recalling blood pressure drug Accuretic.

Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Drug

MedTruth Editors · April 6, 2022

Pfizer detected a potentially carcinogenic compound in the blood pressure lowering drug Accuretic.

News
French fries in a fryer representing the court ruling that there is not enough evidence acrylamide causes cancer.

Acrylamide Lawsuits Halted Over Inconclusive Cancer Claims

MedTruth Editors · March 31, 2022

The federal court ruled that there is not enough evidence proving that acrylamide, a substance that’s formed during the heating process of certain foods, causes cancer.

News
Person spraying tree with Roundup weedkiller representing Bayer petitioning a Roundup case.

Bayer Brings Second Roundup Verdict Petition to Supreme Court

MedTruth Editors · March 30, 2022

The company behind Roundup weedkiller, which thousands claim caused their cancer, is petitioning the nation’s high court to review a Roundup case for the second time.

Legal Developments
Nurse using a ventilator machine representing the Philips ventilator recall for adhesive defect.

FDA Recalls Ventilators For Adhesive Defect

MedTruth Editors · March 29, 2022

Philips Respironics’ ventilators could stop functioning without warning or notification, potentially leading to patient deaths.

FDA Regulation
Image of the LA River representing Monsanto failing to issue warnings about PCBS in the waterways.

Los Angeles Sues Monsanto Over PCBs in City Waterways

MedTruth Editors · March 25, 2022

Los Angeles is accusing Monsanto of failing to issue a warning to the city about the hazards PCBs.

News
A mom giving inhaler to daughter representing the generic version of Symbicort approved by the FDA for asthma and COPD.

FDA Approves First Generic Version of Symbicort

MedTruth Editors · March 24, 2022

Generic drugs help to improve accessibility of affordable medicine. Generic Symbicort will provide greater options for treatment to those with asthma and COPD.

FDA Regulation
A prison inmate with handcuffs representing the asbestos experiment conducted by J&J.

J&J Tested Asbestos On Inmates, Unsealed Docs Reveal

MedTruth Editors · March 23, 2022

The company hired a doctor to test the effects of asbestos on the inmates’ skin against the effects of talc.

News
A woman using a CPAP machine in the hospital representing the Philips CPAP foam recall.

FDA Orders Phillips To Issue CPAP Warnings

MedTruth Editors · March 22, 2022

Some Philips CPAP and BiPAP machines use a foam that may break down and cause serious injury.

FDA Regulation
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Smith & Nephew Hip Implant MDL Claims Reduced

MedTruth Editors · March 18, 2022

Plaintiffs in the MDL all underwent hip resurfacing surgery with metal-on-metal implants.

Legal Developments
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J&J Talc Bankruptcy Sparks Legislation Movement

MedTruth Editors · March 17, 2022

Attorneys and senators have come forth to suggest changes be made to the legislation surrounding bankruptcy law.

Laws + Congress
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Chantix Carcinogen Class Action Dismissed

MedTruth Editors · March 16, 2022

The complaint accused Pfizer of misrepresenting the safety of the drug to consumers by failing to properly test Chantix despite warnings from regulators.

News
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New Opioid Plan Increases Penalties for Sacklers

MedTruth Editors · March 15, 2022

A deal has been reached between the Sackler Family and the nine remaining states in the nationwide opioid settlement.

Legal Developments
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Cook Medical IVC Filter Litigation Makes History in Indiana

MedTruth Editors · March 11, 2022

Retrievable IVC filters should be removed, but many are left in the body, and can cause bodily damage and pain.

News
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Drugmakers Lose Push to Pause Opioid Litigation

MedTruth Editors · March 10, 2022

Opioid litigation will continue after a judge rejected drug manufacturers' request for a pause.

Legal Developments
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3M Appeals First Military Earplug Trial Loss

MedTruth Editors · March 9, 2022

The company behind the military earplugs that allegedly cause hearing loss is urging the appeals court to bring an end to litigation.

Legal Developments
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Bankruptcy Court Approves J&J Talc Case

MedTruth Editors · March 8, 2022

The judge is allowing Johnson & Johnson to move forward with the bankruptcy process for the company's new entity, LTL Management.

Legal Developments
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Investors Predict 3M Financial Woes May Increase

MedTruth Editors · March 4, 2022

The current expected legal cost amounts to $33 billion. Analysts predict this number to be much higher for 3M.

News
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FDA Approves New Heart Disease Treatment

MedTruth Editors · March 3, 2022

This new heart medication adds another treatment option to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization due to heart failure.

FDA Regulation
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CA State Court Hears Zantac Lawsuits in October

MedTruth Editors · March 2, 2022

California will hold the first Zantac lawsuits in October of this year. Defendants are accused of failing to warn users about the drug's potential link to cancer.

Legal Developments
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Baby Formula Recalled by FDA

MedTruth Editors · March 1, 2022

Baby formula from a Michigan facility may be contaminated and has the potential to cause disease in infants.

News
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FDA Approves Generic Dry Eye Drug

MedTruth Editors · February 28, 2022

A generic form of Restasis has been FDA-approved for those suffering from dry eye. The drug increases the production of tears.

News
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FDA Recalls Fraudulent Covid Tests

MedTruth Editors · February 25, 2022

Two Covid tests labeled as FDA-approved have been recalled. The FDA recommends retesting with an authorized test and reporting any false results.

FDA Regulation
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VA Hearing Loss Bill Would Reduce Red Tape for Treatment

MedTruth Editors · February 22, 2022

The veteran has to prove that their damaged hearing was sustained during active duty, but many vets receive diagnoses after they have been discharged.

News
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Teva Settles Opioid Claims in Texas

MedTruth Editors · February 21, 2022

Teva will pay Texas $150 million in installments over the next 15 years to settle claims for the company's alleged role in the opioid epidemic.

News
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FDA Approves Veklury For Covid-19

MedTruth Editors · February 18, 2022

The FDA has approved a generic form of Remdesivir for the treatment of Covid in non-hospitalized patients.

News
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FDA Requests Public Comment on Credibility of Medical Device Models

MedTruth Editors · February 17, 2022

The new guidance will be used to support medical devices in the submission processes for a number of FDA approvals and clearances.

FDA Regulation
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$10 Million Eye Damage Lawsuit Joins Elmiron MDL

MedTruth Editors · February 16, 2022

 Plaintiffs who allege that their vision has been damaged because of the drug all used Elmiron for many years.

Legal Developments
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Judge Blocks Discovery Request in Zantac Lawsuit

MedTruth Editors · February 15, 2022

GlaxoSmithKline will not be able to subpoena documents from plaintiffs in the Zantac multidistrict litigation.

Legal Developments
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Hernia Mesh Victims Move for MDL Consolidation

MedTruth Editors · February 11, 2022

Because the patients’ claims are nearly identical, it would be inefficient to have the same discovery processes repeated in multiple courts.

News
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Opioid Manufacturers Settle With Indigenous Tribes

MedTruth Editors · February 10, 2022

Indigenous tribes have reached a settlement with opioid manufacturers over their alleged role in the opioid crisis.

Legal Developments
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3M Blasted By $110 Million Military Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · February 9, 2022

This award is the largest thus far in the largest federal mass tort in U.S. history.

Legal Developments
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Judge Declines To Decide Talc Committee’s Motions

MedTruth Editors · February 8, 2022

Judge Freda L. Wolfson has declined to decide issues arising from the bankruptcy of J&J’s subsidiary, LTL Management.

Legal Developments
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New Mexico Receives $44 Million From J&J To Resolve Opioid Claims

MedTruth Editors · February 4, 2022

J&J will pay New Mexico for its role in fueling the opioid epidemic in the state.

News
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FDA Releases Patient Feedback Guidance

MedTruth Editors · February 3, 2022

The goal of these new guidances is to give patients and advocates a voice in the medical device process.

FDA Regulation
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Sanofi Wins Taxotere Trial Over Hair Loss Claims

MedTruth Editors · February 2, 2022

Over 12,000 individuals allege that the breast cancer drug Taxotere caused their permanent hair loss, and that manufacturer Sanofi was aware that this could be a side effect of the drug.

Legal Developments
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FDA Recalls Medtronic Atherectomy Device

MedTruth Editors · February 1, 2022

Medtronic’s atherectomy system is a medical device used in surgical procedures to clear plaque from the walls of arteries that obstruct blood flow.

News
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Roundup Attorneys May Face Malpractice Claims For Failing to Produce Experts

MedTruth Editors · January 28, 2022

Judge Chhabria’s order stated that plaintiffs must produce an expert to support their claim that Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Legal Developments
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FDA Recalls Anesthesia Component

MedTruth Editors · January 27, 2022

A flow anesthesia system provides inhaled anesthesia and controls the ventilation of patients with limited abilities to breathe.

News
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Supreme Court Asks Biden Admin To Weigh In on Roundup Appeal

MedTruth Editors · January 25, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Solicitor General for the administration's views on the Roundup cancer trial that awarded plaintiff Edwin Hardeman $25 million.

Legal Developments
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FDA Releases Device Guidance Strategies For Women

MedTruth Editors · January 21, 2022

The CDRH Health of Women program aims to address the sex and gender disparity in medicine by including women in research and working to better understand their issues.

Women's Health
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FDA-Approved COVID Testing Roundup

MedTruth Editors · January 20, 2022

The FDA has updated the Emergency Use Authorization clearance status of various different types of COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

FDA Regulation
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Bayer Settles Boy's Roundup Rare Cancer Claims

MedTruth Editors · January 19, 2022

A mother claims her son developed Burkitt’s lymphoma from years of Roundup exposure.

Legal Developments
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DuPont Avoids PFAS Lawsuit in New York

MedTruth Editors · January 18, 2022

Suez Water New York claims DuPont contaminated New York’s water supply with PFAS.

Legal Developments
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3M Wins Ninth & Tenth Earplug Bellwether Trials

MedTruth Editors · January 14, 2022

The results of the latest 3M military earplug trials have gone in favor of manufacturer 3M, deeming the company not liable for two veterans' loss of hearing.

Legal Developments
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FDA Recalls Medtronic Ventilators After Complaints and Death

MedTruth Editors · January 13, 2022

The ventilators have an error that can cause the devices to stop working as intended and become inoperable, which can lead to neurological injury and, if left unchecked, death.

FDA Regulation
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Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement Rejected By Judge

MedTruth Editors · January 12, 2022

Judge McMahon rejected the bankruptcy settlement plan that would have resolved thousands of opioid epidemic lawsuits against Purdue Pharma.

Legal Developments
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FDA Warns Medtronic Over Faulty Insulin Pumps

MedTruth Editors · January 11, 2022

In an inspection of Medtronic’s firm, the FDA found four major failures in the facility’s insulin pump manufacturing practices.

FDA Regulation
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E-Cigarette Direct Purchasers Fight Forced Arbitration

MedTruth Editors · January 6, 2022

The lawsuit alleges that Juul Labs sold a 35% share of its company to the Altria Group as part of a conspiracy to push Altria out of the e-cigarette marketplace in a bid for supremacy over e-cigarette prices.

Legal Developments
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Army Vet Awarded $22.5 Million in 3M Combat Earplugs Trial

MedTruth Editors · January 5, 2022

A federal jury in Florida found that 3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs were responsible for the Army vet’s hearing damage.

Legal Developments
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Ethicon Attorneys Accuse Plaintiffs of Concealing Materials

MedTruth Editors · January 4, 2022

Attorneys for Ethicon told a New Jersey federal court that it needs access to marketing documents used by several lead-generation companies for attorneys.

Legal Developments
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Whistleblower Lawsuit Dismissed for Confidentiality Breach

MedTruth Editors · January 3, 2022

Two doctors claimed that the metal-on-metal hip implants of DePuy and J&J that were sold fell outside the FDA-approved manufacturing specifications.

Legal Developments
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States Urge Federal Judge To Reject Purdue Pharma Settlement

MedTruth Editors · December 16, 2021

A group of U.S. states is urging a federal judge to reject a settlement that may benefit Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma.

Legal Developments
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J&J Talc Lawsuit Transfer to NJ Opens Suit to Dismissal

MedTruth Editors · December 15, 2021

After being transferred to New Jersey in November, J&J’s bankruptcy case may now meet fiercer resistance.

Legal Developments
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Plaintiffs in JUUL Lawsuit Thrown Out by Federal Judge

MedTruth Editors · December 14, 2021

The judge has thrown out 19 plaintiffs suing Juul Labs for injuries and deceitful marketing.

Legal Developments
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P&G Old Spice & Secret Products Recalled Over Benzene

MedTruth Editors · December 13, 2021

Old Spice men’s cologne and Secret deodorant aerosol cans were found to have detectable levels of benzene, a known human carcinogen that may cause cancer.

News
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Paragard MDL Proceeds to Discovery

MedTruth Editors · December 10, 2021

The Paragard case will be moving forward after overcoming a motion to dismiss.

Legal Developments
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Cancer Researchers Criticize Glyphosate Approval in the EU

MedTruth Editors · December 9, 2021

Europe’s leading cancer researchers are questioning the EU's decision to issue a positive safety review for glyphosate.

Research + Findings
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Ohio Jury Finds Pharmacies Liable For Opioid Crisis

MedTruth Editors · December 7, 2021

This verdict comes as an upset to a streak of losses that counties have suffered across the nation.

Legal Developments
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California Couple’s $86 Million Roundup Award Refused Review

MedTruth Editors · December 6, 2021

Bayer petitioned to review the outcome of the third Roundup trial that resulted in a damage award of $86 million.

Legal Developments
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Johnson & Johnson Settles Most Risperdal Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · December 3, 2021

Thousands of lawsuits alleged that Risperdal, an anti-psychotic medication, caused them to develop enlarged breast tissue.

Legal Developments
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Baby Formula Lawsuits Filed Against Enfamil and Similac

MedTruth Editors · December 2, 2021

Premature infants were fed baby formulas Enfamil and Similac may develop a serious condition known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

News
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Army Vet Awarded $13 Million in 3M Earplug Trial

MedTruth Editors · November 30, 2021

Guillermo Camarillorazo, a sergeant who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was awarded $13 million.

Legal Developments
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Talc Advocates Reject J&J Settlement Talks

MedTruth Editors · November 29, 2021

Johnson & Johnson will most likely have to wait until at least 2022 before it can restart to negotiate a resolution.

Legal Developments
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Nursing Home Outbreak Kills 8, Infects Dozens

MedTruth Editors · November 23, 2021

In a COVID outbreak at a nursing home in Connecticut, only three residents avoided infection.

News
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Supreme Court Throws Out Opioid Verdict

MedTruth Editors · November 18, 2021

The case accused Johnson & Johnson of creating a public nuisance with their opioid marketing that contributed to the opioid crisis

Legal Developments
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J&J Allegedly Delaying Talc Trial in Mississippi

MedTruth Editors · November 17, 2021

Mississippi's Attorney General urged the Supreme Court to reject J&J's petition to delay the state’s seven-year talcum powder lawsuit.

Legal Developments
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Problematic KY Nursing Homes Profited From Pandemic Relief

MedTruth Editors · November 16, 2021

In Kentucky, some nursing homes profited from the pandemic even as their level of care decreased.

News
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Giant Eagle Resolves Ohio Opioid Suit During Trial

MedTruth Editors · November 12, 2021

The company agreed to settle lawsuits that accuse it of contributing to the opioid crisis in communities throughout Ohio.

Legal Developments
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Defendants Move For Paraquat MDL Dismissals

MedTruth Editors · November 11, 2021

Corporations Syngenta and Chevron USA are attempting to weed out invalid claims from the MDL.

Legal Developments
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OK Legislature Considers Revising Strict Opioid Law

MedTruth Editors · November 9, 2021

Oklahoma may roll back a Senate Bill that limits initial opioid prescription terms.

Laws + Congress
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Philips Faces Class Action Suit Over Recalled Sleep Apnea Device

MedTruth Editors · November 8, 2021

Philips' CPAP machine was recalled in June over concerns that users could be exposed to polyester foam.

Legal Developments
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FDA Greenlights the First E-Cigarette Products for Sale

MedTruth Editors · November 5, 2021

The FDA has has authorized the first e-cigarette on the market, and it's not JUUL.

FDA Regulation
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Elmiron Science Day Educates Judicial Officers

MedTruth Editors · November 4, 2021

Judicial officers were briefed on the mechanisms of Elmiron’s interaction with patients and the effects of long-term exposure linked to vision damage.

Legal Developments
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Judge Approves Investor Roundup Lawsuit Against Bayer

MedTruth Editors · November 3, 2021

Bayer failed to disclose the financial risks associated with the company’s 2018 acquisition of the Monsanto Corporation to its shareholders.

Legal Developments
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COVID Burnout Takes a Toll on Social Workers

MedTruth Editors · November 2, 2021

Social workers dealing with opioid overdoses face an extra source of stress coming from the ongoing pandemic.

Health Features
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EPA Launches Pesticide Investigation Councils

MedTruth Editors · November 1, 2021

The OCSPP Science Policy Council will monitor issues that arise within the pollution, toxics and pesticide sectors.

News
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Pharmacies Accuse Gilead of Impeding Generic Drug Release

MedTruth Editors · October 27, 2021

CVS and Rite Aid are suing Gilead for suppressing the release of generic HIV drugs.

Legal Developments
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Patients Continue to Use Opioids 3 Months After Procedures

MedTruth Editors · October 26, 2021

A study found that 21% of patients continued to refill their opioid prescription three months to a year following their procedure.

Research + Findings
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Ohio Nursing Home Surveillance Law Introduced

MedTruth Editors · October 25, 2021

The proposed law would allow surveillance instruments in nursing homes for patient protection.

Laws + Congress
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J&J Wins Third Post-Pandemic Talc Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 22, 2021

This marks J&J’s third ovarian cancer talc trial win since cases were resumed after pandemic lockdowns.

Legal Developments
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Branded Zantac Makers Can’t Escape Class-Action, Judge Rules

MedTruth Editors · October 21, 2021

Zantac manufacturers are facing lawsuits filed by individuals who claim the drug causes cancer.

Legal Developments
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The 510(k) Approval Process: A Guide

MedTruth Editors · October 19, 2021

Manufacturers can use the 510(k) process as long as their new medical device is appropriately similar to a device that has already been approved.

FDA Regulation
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Pharmacy Employees Warned About Opioids

MedTruth Editors · October 18, 2021

Employees of major pharmacies may have tried to alert their superiors of suspicious opioid prescriptions.

News
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Army Vet Awarded $8 Million in Combat Earplug Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 15, 2021

3M has lost its 3rd combat earplug trial and owes Army veteran Brandon Atkins over $8 million for his hearing issues.

Legal Developments
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CVS Executive Speaks Out in Opioid Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 14, 2021

Pharmacies have countered that they have robust opioid monitoring systems to prevent abuse by illegitimate prescriptions.

Legal Developments
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How Many Types of PFAS Exist?

MedTruth Editors · October 12, 2021

While PFOA and PFOS have been well documented as harmful, many companies are switching to a new PFAS chemical: GenX.

Health Features
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U.S. Nursing Homes Accused of Overprescribing Antipsychotic Medication

MedTruth Editors · October 8, 2021

Many nursing homes are falsely diagnosing their residents with schizophrenia.

News
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Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System: A Guide

MedTruth Editors · October 7, 2021

By understanding the benefits and limitations of VAERS, consumers can advocate for their health in a more informed way.

FDA Regulation
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PFAS Lawsuits Centered in Georgia Have National Implications

MedTruth Editors · October 6, 2021

Last week, a federal judge in Georgia issued a ruling on one of the cases that could affect PFAS litigation throughout the nation.

Legal Developments
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J&J Cleared in PA Talc Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 5, 2021

A jury acquitted Johnson & Johnson of civil liability for one woman’s ovarian cancer.

Legal Developments
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Chronically-Ill Roundup Plaintiff Struggles to Testify

MedTruth Editors · October 1, 2021

A woman who suffers from significant memory loss struggled to answer questions posed by a Monsanto attorney in a Roundup trial.

Legal Developments
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Judge Prevents Injunction Against J&J Asset Splitting

MedTruth Editors · September 30, 2021

The plaintiffs argue that this financial maneuver would unlawfully shield Johnson & Johnson from any liability the company may owe for its talcum powder’s connection to ovarian cancer. 

Legal Developments
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Dates Set for First Zantac Trials in the Nation

MedTruth Editors · September 29, 2021

The first Zantac cancer case has been scheduled for 2022.

Legal Developments
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Florida Compounding Pharmacy Punished by Federal Court

MedTruth Editors · September 28, 2021

The U.S. federal court has placed a permanent injunction prohibiting a Florida-based pharmaceutical company from producing or distributing any drugs.

FDA Regulation
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Premarket Approval Process: An Overview

MedTruth Editors · September 27, 2021

The Premarket Approval process reviews a device's medical effectiveness and design safety.

Health Features
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J&J Returns to Court In “Ground Zero” For Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · September 24, 2021

The first J&J talcum powder trial since before the pandemic has begun in Missouri over ovarian cancer claims.

Legal Developments
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Louisiana Department of Health Shuts Down Nursing Homes

MedTruth Editors · September 23, 2021

Nursing home residents were evacuated to a warehouse to shelter from Hurricane Ida in conditions deemed squalid.

News
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Paraquat Claims Could Cost Syngenta & Chevron Billions

MedTruth Editors · September 22, 2021

Legal experts involved in paraquat litigation estimate that there may eventually be tens of thousands of cases. 

Legal Developments
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FDA Spares JUUL From Market Dismissal

MedTruth Editors · September 21, 2021

The FDA's judgment on JUUL is in the final stages of review.

FDA Regulation
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Sackler Family To Receive Broad Immunity in Purdue Settlement

MedTruth Editors · September 17, 2021

With the approval, the Sacklers will pay $4.5 billion from the family’s personal fortune over nine years and will relinquish control of the company to a government-run entity. 

Legal Developments
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FDA Public Workshop To Standardize Opioid Education

MedTruth Editors · September 15, 2021

The FDA will conduct a workshop to review the education that opioid prescribers receive in an attempt to reduce the recreational use of opioids.

FDA Regulation
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Maine To Ban Products With PFAS Chemicals

MedTruth Editors · September 13, 2021

Maine’s law will forbid the sale of products with PFAS chemicals.

News
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$26 Billion Opioid Settlement Rejected By Five States

MedTruth Editors · September 10, 2021

Five states have rejected a deal with opioid drug distributors, and a few more states may follow suit.

Legal Developments
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Newly-Released Internal EPA Report Links Glyphosate to Cancer

MedTruth Editors · September 8, 2021

An internal EPA document from 2016 suggested that several studies reported elevated risks of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma associated with glyphosate exposure.

News
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Study Finds Children Receiving High-Risk Opioid Prescriptions

MedTruth Editors · September 7, 2021

Researchers analyzed roughly four million opioid prescriptions dispensed to kids, teenagers, and young adults under age 21.

Research + Findings
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First Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway

MedTruth Editors · September 3, 2021

Over 13,000 lawsuits have been filed against C.R. Bard over defective hernia mesh claims.

Legal Developments
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J&J Hit With $26.5 Million Talc Verdict

MedTruth Editors · September 2, 2021

Christina Prudencio's lawyer claimed her terminal mesothelioma was rooted in Johnson & Johnson ignoring decades of proof that their talcum products were unsafe.

Legal Developments
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J&J Concealed Talc Risks To Preserve Brand Image, Philly Jury Told

MedTruth Editors · September 1, 2021

The plaintiff in a Philadelphia trial claimed J&J was aware that its baby powder was associated with cancer risk but withheld that information for decades in order to protect its brand image.

News
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Boston Scientific Recalls Pacemakers

MedTruth Editors · August 31, 2021

Boston Scientific has recalled a line of pacemakers in a Class I recall, which is issued for products which could cause serious injury or death.

News
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Bayer Petitions Supreme Court To Review 2nd Roundup Trial

MedTruth Editors · August 30, 2021

Bayer filed a petition to reverse a verdict that awarded a Roundup user $80 million in damages.

Legal Developments
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EPA Bans Chlorpyrifos, Citing Neurological Concerns

MedTruth Editors · August 26, 2021

The EPA has banned chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used on crops since 1965.

News
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Bankruptcy Judge To Consider $4 Billion Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

MedTruth Editors · August 25, 2021

Under the proposed bankruptcy plan, Purdue Pharma would be reorganized into a new entity.

Legal Developments
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Georgia Ranked 49th in Nursing Home Inspection Rates

MedTruth Editors · August 24, 2021

Georgia regulator have failed to check on the safety and quality of nursing homes in the state.

News
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North Georgia Healthcare Center Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit

MedTruth Editors · August 19, 2021

The healthcare center agreed to pay the federal government $130,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former employee.

Legal Developments
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Zantac MDL Judge Reduces Relevant Defendants

MedTruth Editors · August 17, 2021

Judge Rosenberg determined that the lawsuits against the generic manufacturer are preempted since the law does not allow the generics to be labeled differently.

Legal Developments
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Washington State Executes Disciplinary Action on Long-Term Care Workers

MedTruth Editors · August 12, 2021

The Washington State Department of Health published a news release detailing the revocation, suspension, and decertification of a number of health care professionals.

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California Court Upholds J&J Talc Verdict

MedTruth Editors · August 10, 2021

On August 5, a California court rejected Johnson & Johnson’s appeal to exclude the testimony of an expert who found asbestos in talcum powder.

Legal Developments
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EPA Renews Paraquat Approval

MedTruth Editors · August 5, 2021

In the press statement confirming their decision to renew paraquat’s approval, the EPA included a number of new limitations on the way paraquat could be applied.

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Talc Lawsuit Accuses J&J of Targeting Black Women

MedTruth Editors · August 3, 2021

Attorneys claim Johnson & Johnson intentionally targeted black women with their baby powder advertisements.

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Texas Veterans Homes Called “Deadliest Places To Be”

MedTruth Editors · July 29, 2021

Texas veterans homes were some of the worst places to be in terms of COVID-19 infections and deaths.

News
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Drug Makers Agree to $26 Billion Nationwide Settlement To Resolve Opioid Suits

MedTruth Editors · July 26, 2021

Three drug distributors will pay $26 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed over the opioid epidemic.

Legal Developments
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Scottish Vaginal Mesh Victims Sent to the U.S.

MedTruth Editors · July 22, 2021

Scotland has agreed to pay for Scottish women implanted with vaginal mesh to travel to the United States and undergo treatment from a specialist.

Women's Health
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Juul Settles Youth Vaping Marketing Lawsuit For $40 Million

MedTruth Editors · July 20, 2021

Juul Labs and North Carolina have reached a settlement in a lawsuit claiming Juul promoted vaping to youths.

Legal Developments
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Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Amendment Struck Down by Penn. Court

MedTruth Editors · July 14, 2021

Judge Wiegand has rejected the amended complaint of Susan and Carl Antonucci in an ongoing lawsuit regarding Boston Scientific’s pelvic mesh products.

Legal Developments
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15 States Sign on to Opioid Settlement

MedTruth Editors · July 12, 2021

Fifteen states have chosen to accept Purdue Pharmaceutical's $4.5 billion opioid settlement offer.

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Supreme Court Allows Johnson & Johnson's $2 Billion Baby Powder Cancer Verdict

MedTruth Editors · June 7, 2021

The Supreme Court has allowed a $2.1 billion baby powder cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson to stand.

News
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New York Restores Right to Sue Nursing Homes for COVID-19 Injuries and Deaths

MedTruth Editors · April 21, 2021

Governor Cuomo signed a bill repealing a New York law that protects health care facilities and professionals from COVID-19 related lawsuits.

Legal Developments
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Multi-Million Dollar Transvaginal Mesh Settlement with 47 States

MedTruth Editors · March 31, 2021

Boston Scientific has agreed to settle transvaginal mesh claims from 47 states and the District of Columbia for $188.7 million. Last week’s settlement concludes a series of lawsuits accusing Boston Scientific of violating consumer protection laws by misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of their transvaginal mesh products.

Legal Developments
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New Guide Teaches Consumers How to Verify FDA Approved Medical Products

MedTruth Editors · March 18, 2021

Following an increase in fake “FDA Registration Certificates,” the FDA published an online consumer guide to medical device approval.

FDA Regulation
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Medical Research Peer Review Process: What You Need to Know

MedTruth Editors · March 5, 2021

The medical peer review process is a crucial aspect of research. Biases and limitations of the process may lead to misleading or inaccurate studies.

Research + Findings
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Breast Implant Dangers: Arizona Bill Would Improve Patient Information

MedTruth Editors · February 25, 2021

A bill intended to increase patient awareness of the dangers of breast implants was preliminarily approved in January.

Women's Health
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Multidistrict Litigation: What You Need to Know

MedTruth Editors · February 5, 2021

A guide to multidistrict litigation, from the basics to the reasoning behind consolidating lawsuits.

Legal Developments
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Senators Demand Answers From FDA on Imported Drug Safety

MedTruth Editors · November 24, 2020

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith have voiced concerns around reductions in FDA oversight of foreign drug manufacturing facilities.

FDA Regulation
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FDA Issues Guidance on Drug Impurities

MedTruth Editors · September 8, 2020

The FDA announced new guidance on Sept. 1 for drugmakers, citing “serious concerns” about common medications.

FDA Regulation
Image of a person holding a Paragard copper IUD in their palm.

Paragard Lawsuit Claims Copper IUD Broke in Uterus

MedTruth Editors · September 3, 2020

A woman is suing the maker of the Paragard intrauterine device after part of the copper IUD broke off in her uterus during removal.

Women's Health
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Drug Companies Investigated for Possible Failure to Disclose Zantac Cancer Risks

MedTruth Editors · September 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether drugmakers violated the False Claims Act by possibly failing to disclose the presence of NDMA in their Zantac and generic ranitidine heartburn products.

News
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High BPA Linked to 49% Increased Risk of Death

MedTruth Editors · August 28, 2020

New research suggests BPA may be linked to a higher death rate from conditions including cardiovascular disease.

Research + Findings
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Essure Settlement Costs Bayer $1.6 Billion

MedTruth Editors · August 20, 2020

Bayer will pay $1.6 billion to settle the majority of U.S. claims brought by women who said they were sickened or harmed by Essure permanent birth control.

Legal Developments
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Expanding FDA List of Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers Hits 77

MedTruth Editors · July 24, 2020

The list of hand sanitizers potentially contaminated with toxic methanol has continued to grow since the FDA first raised concerns in June.

FDA Regulation
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7 Films to Celebrate Pride 2020

MedTruth Editors · June 26, 2020

In the mood for a queer documentary, comedy or romance? Look no further. We've selected a handful of the best gay, lesbian and trans films to watch during Pride 2020 and all year long.

Health Features
Maria Gmitro, president and founder of the Breast Implant Safety Alliance, originated the idea for a PSA on the importance of adverse event reporting.

Film & Guide: How to Report Adverse Events to the FDA

MedTruth Editors · June 24, 2020

Adverse event reporting is essential to patient safety. Watch our short film and download the MedTruth Guide to Adverse Event Reporting to help you prepare to share your side effects with the FDA.

Health Features
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Canadian Drug Co. Apotex Recalls Metformin Due to NDMA Contamination

MedTruth Editors · May 29, 2020

Metformin was voluntarily recalled after N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was discovered in a single lot of Apotex’s product.

FDA Regulation
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MT Weekly: COVID-19 Testing Accuracy, Organ Failure, Plasma Therapy

MedTruth Editors · May 14, 2020

This week, MedTruth summarizes key info about COVID-19 testing efficacy. Plus, nursing home testing, a large-scale hydroxychloroquine study and a promising new plasma therapy for coronavirus patients.

News
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MT Weekly: New COVID-19 Symptoms, Multi-Million Dollar Mesh Settlement

MedTruth Editors · May 7, 2020

This week, MedTruth relays new COVID-19 symptoms and a quick and cheap diagnostic test in the works. Plus, FDA warnings to companies selling “fraudulent” COVID-19 products and a 3.9 million pelvic mesh lawsuit.

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MT Weekly: Emergency Approval for COVID Drug, Nursing Homes Request National Protections

MedTruth Editors · May 1, 2020

This week, MedTruth summarizes key info about the emergency COVID-19 drug remdesivir. Plus, nursing home immunity, a breakdown of the Daubert opinion and a clinical trial hoping to deliver a vaccine by the end of the year.

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MT Weekly: Trump Orders Ventilator Production, Coronavirus May Spread From Talking

MedTruth Editors · April 2, 2020

MedTruth is focusing on the coronavirus. Here’s a summary of the most important public health developments this week.

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MT Weekly: Major COVID-19 Developments

MedTruth Editors · March 26, 2020

This week, MedTruth is focusing on the coronavirus. Here’s a summary of key developments from regulatory agencies and justice department officials regarding COVID-19.

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4 Entertaining Health Films to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis

MedTruth Editors · March 20, 2020

As COVID-19 progresses and states begin to shelter-in-place, people are searching for movies to watch. From 'Thank You For Smoking' to 'Five Feet Apart,' here are a few Hollywood films depicting interesting, relevant public health concepts to keep you thinking and entertained.

Health Features
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Black History Month 2020: Honoring Leaders in Health and Medicine

MedTruth Editors · February 25, 2020

In honor of Black History Month 2020, MedTruth is highlighting the contributions of five Black Americans in the healthcare field.

Health Features
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Chronicon, First-Ever Chronic Illness Conference, Comes to New York

MedTruth Editors · October 9, 2019

On October 28, medical professionals and social influencers will gather to bring visibility to the topic of chronic illness. As one of the most prevalent health conditions the U.S. population, the event is a long-anticipated one. The first-ever chronic illness event, spearheaded by chronic illness advocated Nitika Chopra, is bound to be illuminating and inclusive for all who will be in attendance.

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