Jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $8 Billion in punitive damages over antipsychotic drug Risperdal causing breast growth in men

A Philadelphia jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson pay $8 billion in punitive damages in a case where a man said the drug company didn’t warn that an antipsychotic drug could lead to breast growth in boys, a Philadelphia jury ruled Tuesday. The drug Risperdal is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated […]

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New York sues T-Mobile of alleged fees for unwanted services and charging illegal taxes and selling used phones as new devices

New York’s Department of Consumer Protection has sued T-Mobile allegedly sold used phones as new devices, charging illegal taxes and charging fees for unwanted services. The lawsuit says there were more than 2,000 violations of the city’s consumer protection law which were revealed in consumer complaints and a year-long investigation by the city’s Department of […]

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North Caroline sues Eonsmoke and seven other vape companies including Juul alleging they targeted children as customers

The Attorney General of North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against Eonsmoke and seven other vaping companies following a lawsuit already filed against the industry leader Juul. See Juul complaint here: JUUL-Complaint . The new suits also name Beard Vape, Direct eLiquid, Electric Lotus, Tobacconist, Juice Man, Tinted Brew and VapeCo. The Eonsmoke Complaint can […]

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Minnesota latest state to report severe lung injuries from vaping. Dozens with similar damage reported in other states

Minnesota health officials identified four cases of persons suffering severe lung injuries believed to be connected with their vaping, similar to more cases in nearby Wisconsin and Illinois. While officials said they don’t yet know the exact products used, both nicotine and marijuana products have been reported. “There are still many unanswered questions, but the […]

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Seafood processor pleads guilty to selling foreign crab meat falsely labeled as Blue Crab from USA

Violating “Made in USA Laws” Michael P. Casey of Poquoson, Virginia, pleaded guilty today in federal court on charges stemming from his participation in a lucrative conspiracy to falsely label millions of dollars-worth of foreign crab meat as “Product of USA.” “By illegally mislabeling hundreds of thousands of pounds of crab meat, the defendant intentionally […]

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Johnson & Johnson faces criminal investigation by U.S. over its knowledge of the dangers of talcum powder

Johnson & Johnson is facing a U.S. Justice Department criminal investigation into whether it lied about potential cancer risks of its talcum powder and has convened a grand jury in Washington, Reuters has reported. Bloomberg has also reported an investigation into documents related to what company officials knew about any carcinogens in their products. J&J […]

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The EU, China, and Brazil Continue to Ban Pesticides Widely Used In The United States for Their Harmful Effects

Large agricultural nations, including the EU, China, and Brazil, are becoming more and more inclined to ban pesticides that pose a threat to humans and the environment, while the US maintains approval for many of the same products. A new report published on BMC identified 500 pesticides and analyzed their approval status across the largest agricultural nations. […]

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New Study Finds That Humans Ingest Between 74,000 to 121,000 Plastic Particles Each Year

According to a new report published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal, Americans ingest between 74,000 to 121,000 microplastic particles each year. However, researchers estimated that these numbers are likely much higher as some forms of microplastics are harder to track. But how does plastic end up in the air we breathe? Microplastics can make their way into […]

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Department of Justice files complaint against company to stop distribution of adulterated dietary supplements

The United States filed a complaint to stop a Long Island company from marketing adulterated dietary supplements, the Department of Justice today announced. The complaint, filed May 23, seeks a permanent injunction against defendants Confidence USA Inc., of Port Washington, New York, company president Helen Chian, and company manager Jim Chao to prevent the defendants […]

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Corporate Executives Indicted for Criminal Violations of The Consumer Product Safety Act in First-Ever Prosecution of Its Kind

After knowingly importing and selling defective dehumidifiers since 2012, executives Simon Chu and Charley Loh have been charged with failure to furnish information under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), as well as committing fraud against the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The defendants were also charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. As […]

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