Following 34 days of trial, a Louisiana jury ordered Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. to pay $9 billion in punitive damages after finding the companies’ diabetes drug Actos caused [...]
A man on TV is selling me a miracle cure that will keep me young forever. It’s called AndroGel and it’s for treating something called Low T, a pharmaceutical company-recognized condition affecting millions of men with low [...]
Millions of men across the country have received various forms of testosterone therapy (TT). A new study, however, warns that testosterone gels may double the risk of heart attack for some men. Men aged 65 and older had double the risk [...]
This first bellwether trial in the Actos Louisiana MDL began this week. Before trial began, the court entered a scathing order that described in detail systemic destruction of evidence by drug maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
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It’s that time of year again. As the year draws to a close, it’s time for a brief look over the shoulder. These were the 10 posts you, the reader, enjoyed most this year (as least as measured by volume of readership).
Artificial hip maker, Stryker Corp., said in October it could spend between $700 million and $1.13 billion to resolve litigation over recalled hip implants. Stryker recalled two devices – the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG [...]
Peter Ludlow wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times recently on The Banality of Systemic Evil. The subject of the piece was recent “leaking, whistle-blowing and hacktivism that has vexed the United States military and the private [...]
For many addicts, a stint in rehab can be a lifesaving choice. For others, relapse following detoxification at rehab can be deadly. Reports suggest this was the case for Glee’s Cory Monteith.
The Vancouver coroner’s office revealed [...]
A specialty steroid drug made by a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy has killed 50 people and injured nearly 1,000 nationwide since the tainted drug was discovered in September 2012. Just yesterdy, the FDA warned doctors and hospitals [...]
Margaret Wente was so sure. She was sure that she was going to love her artificial hips, sure that they were going to give her the life she wanted back. She was in a unique position: Not just a recipient, but one who worked for the Globe [...]