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Companies face fraud claims over dietary supplements

Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart must face the majority of claims in a consumer-led multidistrict litigation over issues that they sold herbal supplements made by NBTY Inc., that did not contain the ingredients listed on the label, U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve ordered, striking down the companies’ motions to dismiss the complaint. The consumers are basing their claims on a study conducted by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office. The investigation involved DNA testing of NBTY dietary supplement samples purchased at Target, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart stores. Schneiderman’s 2015 investigation revealed that the majority of dietary supplements tested did not contain ... Read More

Two WV counties hold drug companies accountable for prescription drug abuse epidemic

Two West Virginia counties with drug overdose rates well above the national average filed lawsuits against wholesale pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies in federal court alleging they allowed millions of dangerous prescription drugs into the area, fueling the prescription drug epidemic. Kanawha and Cabell counties allege in separate lawsuits filed this month that companies such as Walgreens, CVS and McKesson sold 106 million doses of the powerful painkillers between 2007 and 2012 in both counties combined. Cabell has a population of 96,000, which translates to 400 pills per resident, the complaint states. Both lawsuits claim the companies’ actions are in violation of the ... Read More

Ovarian cancer victim sues Johnson and Johnson, Walgreens

An Illinois woman is suing consumer health care products giant Johnson & Johnson and the retailer Walgreens claiming the companies knowingly promoted dangerous use of talcum power, which caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Candace Lewis claims that she used Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing products on her genitals for personal hygiene based on the company’s advertising encouraging women to “dust themselves with this product to mask odors,” from 1981 to 2014, in Illinois, Arkansas, Georgia, and Virginia. In 2013, at the age of 49, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 1982, a study linked the use of talcum powder ... Read More

Lawsuit alleges baby powder caused ovarian cancer

Personal Care Products Council has been dropped as a defendant in a lawsuit claiming long-term use of baby powder caused ovarian cancer. Consumer health care giant Johnson & Johnson, Imerys Talc America and Walgreens remain as defendants in the case. Judith Harlan filed a lawsuit against the companies on January 20 claiming she used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder regularly in her genital area for personal hygiene from 1964 to 2013. At age 66, she developed ovarian cancer. Harlan says she later learned that studies dating back to 1971 had shown a link to talcum powder and cancer. A decade ... Read More

New lawsuit claims baby powder for personal hygiene caused ovarian cancer

Johnson & Johnson faces a new lawsuit claiming the use of its talcum powder for feminine hygiene caused ovarian cancer. Judith Harlan claims she used the company’s baby powder regularly on her genitals for nearly 50 years, trusting the product’s label that it safe even for babies. In 2013, Judith was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, one of the most deadly forms of cancer among women. Judith learned that in 1971 the first study emerged showing a link between talcum powder and cancer. In 1982, another study showed that women who repeatedly used talcum powder on their genitals for personal hygiene were ... Read More

Tests show several store-brand herbal supplements contain no herbs, just fillers

Numerous store-brand herbal supplements sold by leading retailers do not contain the ingredients listed on their labels or contain undeclared ingredients, posing serious heath risks for people with allergies or those who take certain medications, according to an ongoing investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office. Dietary supplements sold by stores such as GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreen Co. were subjected to DNA testing during which researchers found discrepancies such as Walmart-brand Echinacea to help protect against colds contain no Echinacea at all, and GNC-brand St. John’s wort used to treat depression contained traces of a tropical plant but ... Read More

CVS will discontinue its sale of all tobacco products by October of 2014

CVS, a huge American drug retailing company with its own U.S. pharmacy chain, has taken a strong stance today by announcing its termination of the sale of all tobacco products in its approximately 7,600 stores. By October of this year, the business will have all stores discontinue sales of tobacco products in order to further its goal of helping people stay healthy. Despite forgoing nearly $2 billion of its annual revenue, CVS Chief Executive Larry Merlo said in a recent statement, “Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose.” Both consumers and investors have made positive ... Read More

Infant acetaminophen liquid recalled due to potential defect with oral syringe

Eighteen batches of Perrigo acetaminophen infant suspension liquid marked with various store brand names including Kroger and Babies R Us are being recalled because of a potential defect with the co-packaged oral syringe. The affected medicines include the 160 mg/5 mL sold in 2 oz. and 4 oz. bottles with syringes in the box, and were distributed nationally to retail stores. The packages might contain an oral dosing syringe without dose markings. The correct syringe should have a white or yellow plunger with specific dose markings for 1.25 mL, 2.5 mL, 3.75 mL, and 5 mL. If the product’s syringe ... Read More

Maker of children’s vitamins to pay refunds after making false claims about nutritional value

More than $2 million in refunds are being offered to consumers who bought children’s vitamins that claimed to contain far more nutritional substance than they actually did. The vitamin’s maker, NBTY, and two of its subsidiaries, Rexall Sundown and NatureSmart, claimed in advertising and on packages of its Disney and Marvel Complete Tablets that the vitamins contained 100 percent of a child’s daily requirement of DHA. However, in some cases the vitamins were found to contain only a tiny fraction of DHA. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish. The vitamins’ packages claim the DHA in its vitamins supports ... Read More

Potential dosing errors with new infant acetaminophen

A new concentration of liquid acetaminophen for infants is now available over-the-counter, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that this new concentration may lead to dosing errors, which could be potentially dangerous to infants. The new liquid acetaminophen, marketed for infants, comes in 160mg/5 mL concentration, and calls for a different dosing than the 80 mg/0.8 mL or 80 mg/mL previously sold in retail stores. Both concentrations are now available. Liquid acetaminophen is used to temporarily reduce fever and relieve minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, headache, minor sore throat, and toothache. It is ... Read More