Blacks, Asians at Higher Risk for Allopurinol-Related Skin Reactions

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By Deborah Levenson Be careful when prescribing allo¬purinol to black and Asian gout patients, a study newly advises. Black and Asian patients who take this ubiquitous, more-than-40-year-old medication are at much higher risk of certain serious skin reactions than are Caucasians or Hispanics. Compared with Caucasians, blacks who take allopurinol to lower blood urate levels […]

J&J Talc Supplier Challenges Evidence In $117M Verdicts

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Law360 (May 23, 2018, 10:01 PM EDT) — Attorneys sparred Wednesday in New Jersey state court over a defense bid to toss verdicts totaling $117 million in damages against Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier, Imerys Talc America Inc., on the grounds that a man’s decades-long exposure to the pharmaceutical giant’s asbestos-containing talcum powder […]