Dangers of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

The use of testosterone supplements among American men has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, almost 3 percent of American men over the age of 40 have been prescribed some form of testosterone... Read More

Talc Cancer Lawsuits Continue to Mount

An Illinois woman is the latest to join the ever-growing string of lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of talc-based body powder. Last month, a lawsuit filed by Lynne Cebulske in St. Clair County Circuit Court and removed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois sought class action status on behalf of all Illinois consumers of Johnson &...
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FDA Says Testosterone Products Must Include Warning Label regarding Blood Clots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will now require testosterone manufacturers to include a general warning in the drug labeling of all approved testosterone products about the risk of blood clots in the veins. Blood clots in the veins – which are also known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) – include both deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Seeks to Be Excluded from Testosterone Lawsuit MDL

As we have reported, testosterone lawsuits continue to mount against the makers of various testosterone supplements, but one testosterone manufacturer is asking to be excluded from the fray. Last month a motion was filed seeking to consolidate federal lawsuits alleging that testosterone caused heart attacks, strokes, and other injuries before U.S. District Judge Matthew...
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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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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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Does Body Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Body powder is used by millions of women around the world, with its uses widespread and varied. Many women use baby powder, also known as talc or talcum powder, daily as part of their intimate personal hygiene routine – which could be putting their health at risk according to a new study. As the Daily Mail reports, a new study indicates that women who regularly use...
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