Gout Flare Common Following Allopurinol Discontinuation

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It is necessary to continue urate-lowering therapy in the inpatient setting to decrease the risk of gout flare in hospitalized patients.   Gout flare is almost 14-times more likely to develop in hospitalized patients who have allopurinol discontinued upon admission compared to those who have the treatment continued, according to new study findings. The findings, presented […]

DeLauro Demands Johnson & Johnson Recall Talc-Based Baby Powder, Criticizes Company’s Past Marketing Targeting Women of Color

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September 16, 2020 Press Release DeLauro in a letter to CEO Gorsky: “By concealing any notion of potential asbestos contamination of its baby powder, Johnson & Johnson violated that trust and placed millions of lives at risk.” As a survivor, DeLauro marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with a call on Johnson & Johnson to remove […]

J&J Can’t Boot Experts To Sink Asbestos-In-Talc MDL

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A New Jersey federal judge on Monday largely rejected Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to bar plaintiffs’ experts from testifying that J&J’s baby powder contains asbestos and that talc can cause ovarian cancer, opening a path to trials in the multidistrict litigation that contains thousands of cases. In a three-page order and accompanying 141-page opinion, U.S. District […]

Government Experts Urge New Talc Testing Standards Amid Asbestos Worries

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An expert panel formed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed asbestos testing standards for cosmetics that reject long-held industry positions and reflect those of public health authorities and experts for thousands of plaintiffs who allege contaminated talc products caused their cancers. The most significant recommendation from the panel of government experts is […]