Illinois law now requires children to be vaccinated

Illinois law requires students to provide proof of immunization to be admitted into school.  Until now, parents could exempt their students from this requirement for either medical or religious... Read More

Testosterone Lawsuits Continue to Rise

Last month, a Judicial Executive Committee was created to centralize at least 30 of the currently pending lawsuits that allege that testosterone caused heart attacks, strokes, and other injuries. The consolidated cases are pending before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in the Northern District of Illinois. In addition to the lawsuits, the U.S. Food and Drug...
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New Study Shows that Testosterone May Have Negative Impact on Brain

    Although the negative brain impact was not seen among men of other races who were included in the study, other studies have shown that, among men with heart disease and low testosterone levels, the use of testosterone therapy increased the risk of serious problems including heart attack, stroke, and death of nearly 30 percent.  In addition to risk of...
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Testosterone Lawsuits Go Before Judicial Executive Committee

Testosterone lawsuits continue to mount against the makers of various testosterone supplements, and a Judicial Executive Committee was recently created to centralize at least 30 of those lawsuits which allege that testosterone caused heart attacks, strokes, and other injuries. The consolidated cases are pending before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in the Northern...
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The Dangers of Talc Powder for Women and Children

Talc-based powders are used by many women as part of their personal hygiene routine and many parents use baby powder on their infants to prevent diaper rash. Despite the popularity of talc-based products, however, they present many dangers to women and children. For instance, a recent study found that women who regularly use talcum powder in the genital region increase...
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Should Testosterone Products Contain a Heart Attack Warning on Labels?

In light of recent data indicating that testosterone is dangerous for many men, Public Citizen – a public advocacy group – is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require black box warnings about heart attack and stroke risks to be included on the labels of testosterone products. The black box warning – the strongest warning that can be required of...
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What Women Need to Know About Talc Body Powders

Many women use talc-based body power as part of their personal hygiene routine – and they may be putting their health at risk as a result. In a recent study, researchers examined data collected from eight separate studies and found that women who regularly use talcum powder in the genital region increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 24 percent. (Using talcum powder on...
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Talc and Other Dangerous Personal Care Products

The cosmetic and personal hygiene industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. The United States cosmetic industry alone is the largest in the world, with total revenue in excess of $54 billion. Unfortunately, not all cosmetic and personal care products are safe for use and some are even linked to serious medical conditions – yet they remain on store shelves. Some of the...
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Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Baby Powder Lawsuit

Talc is used in a number of cosmetic and personal hygiene products, such as baby powder and feminine body powders. But new evidence and a recent lawsuit suggested that, despite its widespread use, talcum powder could be incredibly dangerous. Last fall, a federal jury in Sioux Falls found Johnson & Johnson liable for a woman’s ovarian cancer that was attributed to her...
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