J&J Pays $1.25M to Settle Lawuit Over Death of 14-Year-Old

October 24, 2007 - Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit over the death of a 14-year-old girl who used the company's Ortho Evra birth-control patch, according to court records. Read More

Kugel Mesh Patients Not Out of the Woods Yet

October 16, 2007 - Just because the Kugel Mesh Patch was recalled over a year ago does not mean that adverse event reports regarding the hernia patch are no longer being submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug... Read More

Study Author Urges Peers to Stop Using Pain Pumps in the Shoulder Joint as Seasonal Surge in Use Approaches

October 11, 2007 - Beasley Allen investigating claims that pain pumps used in the shoulder joint may cause life-long pain and suffering Read More

A New Study Links Pain Pumps with the Devastating and Painful Loss of Cartilage Following Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

October 1, 2007 - Hundreds of individuals across the country use high volume pain pumps to cope with the incredible pain that often follows shoulder surgery. Now a new study suggests that the pumps may... Read More

Study Shows Damaged Cartilage Linked to Shoulder Pain Pump

September 25, 2007 - Patients who undergo shoulder arthroscopy generally think they will feel much better following the procedure, but if they use a shoulder pain pump to help regulate their pain, they may wind... Read More

J&J Faces Thousands of Ortho Lawsuits

September 19, 2007 - The numbers keep adding up for the Ortho Evra birth-control patch. Not sales those are down sharply but the docket of product liability cases filed against Johnson & Johnson. Read More

Ortho Evra Lawsuits Pile Up

September 19, 2007 - Facing a rising tide of lawsuits over its Ortho Evra birth-control patch, Johnson & Johnson has always maintained that the patch is a "safe and needed" form of contraception. Read More

J&J Executive told Company Ortho Evra Risk Downplayed

September 18, 2007 - Johnson & Johnson improperly claimed its Ortho Evra birth-control patch posed a low safety risk to women, a product-safety executive told Chief Executive Officer William Weldon in a 2005... Read More

Contraception Causes Complications

September 14, 2007 - The Government Pharmacy says it does not import the birth control patch known as Ortho Evra that is reportedly causing health complications for women in the United States. Read More

Perils of Patches Underappreciated, says LA Times

August 27, 2007 - Patients and healthcare professionals alike overestimate the safety of drug patches, according to a report in today's LA Times. Read More

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