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Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. Darlene Coker is shown on a kitchen table full of many personal pictures of her family life in California, U.S. August 15, 2018. Picture taken August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the […]

J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research

J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson developed a strategy in the 1970s to deal with a growing volume of research showing that talc miners had elevated rates of lung disease and cancer: Promote the positive, challenge the negative. FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. […]

J&J shares nosedive on report it knew of asbestos in Baby Powder

J&J shares nosedive on report it knew of asbestos in Baby Powder

(Reuters) – Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) fell 10 percent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder. The decline in shares erased about $40 billion from […]

Doctors struggle to help older gun owners

Doctors struggle to help older gun owners

(Reuters Health) – Doctors who work with seniors are grappling with ways to prevent gun-related suicides and accidents, often among gun-owning older patients with dementia or depression, according to a recent review article. People older than 65 have the highest rates of gun ownership, depression and suicide in the U.S., and while they’re less likely […]

U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules

U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women’s birth control. An illustration picture shows a woman holding a birth control pill at her home in Nice […]

New York sues Target, Walmart over lead-contaminated toys

New York sues Target, Walmart over lead-contaminated toys

An employee pushes shopping carts outside a Walmart store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski (Reuters) – Target Corp (TGT.N), Walmart Inc (WMT.N) and toy importer LaRose Industries were sued on Thursday over the sale of lead-contaminated children’s toys, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said. The lawsuit, filed in New York […]

Inflammatory bowel disease tied to heart attack risk

Inflammatory bowel disease tied to heart attack risk

(Reuters Health) – – People with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis may be up to 12 times more likely to have a heart attack, a U.S. study suggests. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic or recurring inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s are the most common forms. People […]

Sanofi loses Lantus patent claims against Mylan

Sanofi loses Lantus patent claims against Mylan

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Sanofi is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (Reuters) – U.S. generics drugmaker Mylan N.V. said on Thursday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected French pharma company Sanofi’s patent infringement claims related to two formulations of its blockbuster […]

Opioid maker Insys paid kickbacks to physician assistant, jury hears

Opioid maker Insys paid kickbacks to physician assistant, jury hears

CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) – A former Insys Therapeutics Inc sales representative now married to the drugmaker’s ex-CEO said on Wednesday she arranged to have a physician assistant in New Hampshire receive kickbacks to prescribe patients its addictive fentanyl spray. Christopher Clough, a former physician assistant, arrives at the federal courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., […]

Aging Japan: Dementia puts financial assets of the elderly at risk

Aging Japan: Dementia puts financial assets of the elderly at risk

TOKYO (Reuters) – Yumiko Okubo, 71, had forgotten how to heat up food. Eiichi Okubo (top), 71, speaks to his wife Yumiko, 68, who has been suffering from dementia, near her care house in Tokyo, Japan, October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai “What’s a microwave?” she asked her husband, Eiichi. Yumiko was in the early stages […]

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