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Johnson & Johnson loses vaginal mesh class action

From BBC More than 1,350 Australian women have won a long-running class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over vaginal mesh implants. Australia’s Federal Court found that J&J subsidiary Ethicon failed to warn patients and surgeons about the “risks”…

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Opioid crisis: Johnson & Johnson hit by landmark ruling

By Russell Hotten From BBC Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m (£469m) for its part in fuelling the opioid addiction crisis in Oklahoma, a US judge has ruled The company said immediately after the judgement that it would appeal….

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Johnson & Johnson faces trial over opioid crisis in Oklahoma

From BBC Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers, has gone on trial in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by the US state of Oklahoma. Prosecutors accuse the firm of deceptively marketing painkillers and downplaying addiction risks, fuelling…

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Johnson & Johnson wins the reversal of a $72 million verdict over a cancer death linked to one of its popular products

By Nate Raymond, Reuters From Business Insider Oct 17 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed…

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Big talcum verdicts stemmed from lawyers’ deep data dive

By Amanda Bronstad, From The National Law Journal When attorney Ted Meadows first heard about a 2013 verdict finding Johnson & Johnson negligent for a woman’s ovarian cancer, he “put the word out” that he wanted to start filing lawsuits over…

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J&J hit with $55m verdict in another big loss over talcum powder

By Amanda Bronstad, From The National Law Journal Johnson & Johnson lost another verdict over claims that the use of talcum powder caused a woman’s ovarian cancer after a jury in Missouri awarded $55 million on Monday. The verdict comes…

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US Suits take aim at J&J diabetes drug Invokana

By Charles Toutant, From New Jersey Law Journal Johnson & Johnson faces allegations in a pair of suits filed March 30 that users of its popular diabetes drug, Invokana, develop kidney damage and heart disease. The latest filings bring the…

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$72M Verdict in talcum powder case

By Amanda Bronstad, The National Law Journal A jury has awarded $72 million in the first damages verdict against Johnson & Johnson over claims that the use of talcum powder caused a woman’s ovarian cancer. The award by a jury…

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Contact lens makers work together to make sure you pay more

By Ashlee Kieler From Consumerist As anyone with bad eyesight could probably tell you, having options when it comes to the cost of contact lenses is extremely important. Just ask my fiance, because apparently I have “very expensive eyes.” I’ll…