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New Study Shows Effects of Opioid Crisis on Children and their Families

New Study Shows Effects of Opioid Crisis on Children and their Families

A new analysis states that by 2017, at least 2.2 million children had been affected by the U.S. opioid crisis, with that number set to grow in the coming years. A report from the United Hospital Fund, a health policy nonprofit based in New York, claims the total population of children influenced by the epidemic […]

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New Federal Data on Opioid Distribution

New Federal Data on Opioid Distribution

As the nation’s opioid epidemic continues to gain media attention, the factors that have caused such a wide-spread distribution of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills are beginning to emerge. Over-prescribing and overuse have commonly been blamed for the crisis, but new data may show otherwise. The Drug Enforcement Administration keeps a database of prescription pain pills […]

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Proposed Structure for a Nationwide Opioid Settlement

Proposed Structure for a Nationwide Opioid Settlement

The opioid crisis has become recognized as a national epidemic that has taken over thousands of communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 47,000 individuals died due to opioid overdose in 2017 alone, accounting for 67.8% of all drug overdose deaths. With this increase in deaths has emerged an increase in the number […]

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Bayer AG and J&J Agree to Large Settlement in Xarelto Case

Bayer AG and J&J Agree to Large Settlement in Xarelto Case

Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals recently reached a $775 million settlement over their drug Xarelto. This settlement resolves the thousands of state and federal cases pending against the companies. What is Xarelto and What are its Dangers? Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood-thinning medication that was jointly developed by Bayer AG and […]

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Popular Gout Medication Uloric Found to Cause Serious Side Effects

Popular Gout Medication Uloric Found to Cause Serious Side Effects

Febuxostat, more commonly known as Uloric, is a gout medication manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in the joints, causing extreme joint pain, inflammation, and potentially limiting a person’s range of motion. Uloric was released in 2009 after several years of clinical trials, making […]

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Johnson & Johnson Physiomesh Cases Move to Initial Discovery Pool

Johnson & Johnson Physiomesh Cases Move to Initial Discovery Pool

A hernia mesh defective products litigation case against J&J subsidiary, Ethicon has begun the initial steps of the discovery process. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on November 5, the notice details 37 cases selected for inclusion in the initial discovery pool. Plaintiffs in the case allege that Ethicon’s […]

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