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March 2020 Archives

Cancer isn't the only concern in Roundup litigation

Spring is upon us and many parts of the country are already experiencing at least some spring-like temperatures, including some days here in Ohio. For many people, this means getting their yards and gardens ready for summer. Getting rid of weeds and other yard and garden issues could mean using a pesticide such as Roundup. People may be aware that it can cause certain types of cancer, but that does not mean the focus of all Roundup litigation concerns only that health malady.

Ranitidine recalls continue, but don't get the press they need

Along with everyone else in the country, Ohio residents have bigger concerns than what is happening with heartburn medications. However, it is still important to keep up to date on ranitidine recalls, especially for those who are having issues due to stress. Some people may be surprised to learn that testing and the investigation into the presence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, continues regardless of what else may be going on right now.

Did landlord improperly dispose of asbestos during abatement?

With all of the other issues confronting Ohio residents right now, the last thing they should have to worry about is contracting a disease called mesothelioma. This often-lethal cancer occurs almost exclusively due to exposure to asbestos. Many of the older buildings here and across the country contain materials made with this toxic substance that are not necessarily dangerous unless the materials are disturbed in some way such as during a demolition or renovation.

FDA continues to find nitrosamines in popular medications

Undoubtedly, a lot is going on across the country right now, and Ohio cannot escape it either. In the midst of it all, it would likely be a mistake to forget about other pressing issues, such as the presence of nitrosamines in popular medications. The Food and Drug Administration continues to find these chemicals in medications, including N-Nitrosodimethylamine, known as NDMA, which is now being linked to certain cancers. 

Issues with valsartan continue despite investigations and recalls

High blood pressure and heart failure threaten the lives of numerous people here in Ohio and across the country. Unfortunately, some of the most prescribed medications for these conditions include valsartan as an ingredient, which became the subject of recalls in 2018 after it was discovered it contained an impurity identified as a probable human carcinogen. After more than a year since manufacturers began recalling medication containing this ingredient, the Food and Drug Administration is still discovering faulty manufacturing processes.

Judge consolidates Zantac claims: What does it mean for victims?

Multiple consumers of Zantac, a popular heartburn relief medication, have filed claims against the drug manufacturers claiming use of the medication led to the development of cancer. In February, The Judicial Panel for Multi District Litigation assigned all of the cases across the country to Judge Rosenberg in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Palm Beach.

Should the Food and Drug Administration recall Metformin?

Numerous prescription and over the counter medications have been recalled due to the presence of a probable human carcinogen called N-Nitrosodimethylamine and referred to as NDMA. The recalls began with valsartan and losartan, which are popular blood pressure medications, and then expanded to over the counter heartburn medications including Zantac and its generic equivalent ranitidine. Now, Valisure, a online pharmacy, is asking the Food and Drug Administration to recall metformin, a widely used diabetes drug.

Zantac recall: Was there a breakdown in the drug review process?

Ohio residents used to trust that the medications prescribed to or purchased by them were safe. The blood pressure and Zantac recall issues over the last couple of years could now cause many people to question the safety of the both over-the-counter and prescribed medications. One question now former Zantac users may have is whether there was a breakdown in the drug review process conducted by the Food and Drug Administration.

For your safety, choose the right asbestos removal company

Ohio residents usually have a number of service providers to choose from when they need something done. In some cases, the choice may only come down to price, but in other cases, they need to make sure they focus on quality and qualifications in order to avoid more problems. One area in which they may want to go with the latter choice is when it comes to asbestos removal.

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