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FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately

FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately

(CNN) The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the market immediately, the agency announced on Wednesday.

Zantac being linked to cases of specific cancers in growing number of lawsuits

Zantac being linked to cases of specific cancers in growing number of lawsuits

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Roughly one in five Americans, suffer from the pain and discomfort of heartburn.ut a popular medication, Zantac, that’s been around for decades and has offered relief, has been voluntarily recalled over concerns about the level of NDMA, a probable human carcinogen.

J&J to Pay More Than $100 Million to End Over 1,000 Talc Suits

J&J to Pay More Than $100 Million to End Over 1,000 Talc Suits

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $100 million to resolve over 1,000 lawsuits blaming its baby powder for causing cancer, in the first set of major settlements in four years of litigation, people with knowledge of the pacts said.

Bayer Reaches a $2B Deal to Settle Future Legal Claims of Roundup Weedkiller Causing Cancer

Bayer Reaches a $2B Deal to Settle Future Legal Claims of Roundup Weedkiller Causing Cancer

Wednesday’s settlement would cover future claims brought by individuals who have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and were exposed to Roundup before their diagnosis. The settlement also includes benefits for people who were exposed to Roundup and develop cancer in the future.

Bayer To Pay More Than $10 Billion To Resolve Cancer Lawsuits Over Weedkiller Roundup

Bayer To Pay More Than $10 Billion To Resolve Cancer Lawsuits Over Weedkiller Roundup

Bayer will pay more than $10 billion to end tens of thousands of lawsuits filed over its Roundup weedkiller, the company announced Wednesday. The settlement also resolves many other cases over the herbicide dicamba as well as water contaminated with toxic chemicals called PCBs.

Talc Miner Imerys Strikes Deal to Resolve 14,000 Cancer Lawsuits

Talc Miner Imerys Strikes Deal to Resolve 14,000 Cancer Lawsuits

Imerys SA, which mines talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s iconic Baby Powder and other products, agreed to turn over its North American operations to resolve more than 14,000 lawsuits claiming the mineral caused cancer in some consumers.

A court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2 billion to women who got ovarian cancer after using baby powder

A court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2 billion to women who got ovarian cancer after using baby powder

A court in Missouri ordered baby powder giant Johnson & Johnson to pay over $2.2 billion to 22 women with ovarian cancer in a verdict on Tuesday.

US Judge rules Talc cases can proceed

US Judge rules Talc cases can proceed

NEW YORK — Thousands of plaintiffs who say that Johnson & Johnson's baby powder and talc products caused cancer can go forward with their claims, but face limits on what expert testimony will be allowed in trials after a Monday ruling by a New Jersey judge.

FDA Issues Boxed Warning for Allergy Drug Singulair

FDA Issues Boxed Warning for Allergy Drug Singulair

A new FDA boxed warning cautions against prescribing the asthma and allergy drug Singulair for people with mild symptoms, including those with hay fever. FDA officials say the potential for serious side effects from Singulair includes mental health issues such as suicidal thoughts.

Bayer reaches verbal deal to settle up to 85,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits

Bayer reaches verbal deal to settle up to 85,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits

Bayer AG has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 U.S. cancer lawsuits over use of its Roundup weedkiller, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

Court blocks Bayer weed killer sales in US

Court blocks Bayer weed killer sales in US

A U.S. appeals court has blocked Bayer AG from selling an agricultural weed killer in the United States, the latest setback for a business already fighting an expensive legal battle over another product.

Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks.