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Johnson & Johnson faces criminal probe over talc statements: report

Johnson & Johnson faces more than 14,000 lawsuits claiming harm from its iconic talc products. (J&J) Earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson disclosed that it had received federal subpoenas into its talcum powder products, but the company didn’t say whether the investigations were civil or criminal. Now, Bloomberg reports the company is under a criminal probe… Read More »

Gillette recalls Venus disposable razors over high laceration risk

Gillette on Thursday announced a recall of some of its disposable Venus razors over a higher-than-normal laceration risk. MEDICAL COMPANY RECALLS ENDOTRACHEAL TUBES FOLLOWING REPORTS OF 4 PATIENT DEATHS The company said a manufacturing error caused the blades in its Venus Simply3 disposable razors to be misaligned, thus “posing a higher risk of cuts during… Read More »

Concerns over exaggerated health claims prompt FDA hearing on CBD products

The goal of the hearing is to “identify and collate all available data to help us answer these questions in order to make sure that the American public is protected — including to the extent CBD is being introduced into our food supply or other common consumer products,” Michael Felberbaum, an FDA spokesman, said in… Read More »

Over 18 million Brits in ‘fat danger zone’ and twice as likely to get diabetes

Adults who are moderately overweight face a surprisingly high threat of suffering from a number of serious conditions. They face a 140% higher risk of Type 2 diabetes compared with a healthy weight, 28% for kidney issues and 15% for heart issues. The biggest ever study of UK obesity reveals the scale of the problem.… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »