In 2019, Allergan recalled its Biocell textured breast implants after the FDA linked them to a rare cancer called breast implant–associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). What is BIA-ALCL? BIA-ALCL is a type of T-cell lymphoma that can develop in the scar-tissue capsule and fluid surrounding a breast implant. In some cases, it can spread throughout […]

Zantac and human cancer risks

The Wang study published in September 2022 investigated the association between N-nitrosodimethylamine and human cancer risks. The cohort study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, including all the medical services, procedures, and prescription medication data from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2018 . The final matched cohort comprised 55,110 patients […]

JUUL: E-cigarette Ads and Youth

Juul is an American company that manufactures and commercializes e-cigarettes. Since its introduction to the market, they became very popular among teens due to their marketing strategies and fruity flavors. Juul e-cigarette sales increased 641% in a year; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they went from 2.2 million devices sold […]

Tylenol and developmental disorders: levels of APAP metabolites in umbilical cord plasma

The following information has been recovered from the Consensus Statement that is currently supported by 91 scientists, clinicians, and public health professionals worldwide, and reflects their concerns. The relationships between prenatal acetaminophen (APAP) exposure and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes have been investigated in 29 observational studies including over 220,000 mother–child pairs worldwide. Twenty-six of these studies […]

CAMP LEJEUNE: Close to 9,000,000 service members were potentially exposed to harmful water

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that from 1953 to 1985, the water systems that supplied drinking water to two housing areas at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). During this period, close to 9,000,000 service personnel and their families were potentially exposed to this harmful water, making Camp Lejeune one […]

MDL Tylenol/acetaminophen Autism Lawsuit

Potential neurodevelopmental risks associated with prenatal Tylenol/acetaminophen (APAP) exposure. Main problem Epidemiological studies consistently suggest that prenatal acetaminophen (APAP) exposure might increase the risk of adverse neurodevelopmental and behavioral outcomes, such as ADHD, ASD, language delay (in girls), and decreased intelligence quotient.1 Fetal APAP exposure has been demonstrated to induce changes in neurotransmission in the […]

Human Trafficking and the Private Sector

What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is a business in which men, women, and children from the United States and other foreign countries are trapped into forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation. According to the Polaris Project,1 the estimated number of people in situations of trafficking rose by 12% in the period 2016–2021. Human trafficking […]

Valsartan, Losartan, And Irbesartan Products Liability Litigation

What is Valsartan?  Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) medicine that is widely used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure. It can also be prescribed after a heart attack.1 What is the Issue with Valsartan? Beginning the summer of 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) learned and reported that […]

Patients who used Elmiron started developing abnormal damage to the retina

What is Elmiron? Elmiron, or pentosan polysulfate sodium, is a medication used to treat bladder pain and discomfort related to interstitial cystitis. It is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a corporate subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Elmiron was approved by the FDA in 1996; since then, it has been the standard treatment for people who suffer […]