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Bayer to Pay $1.6 Billion to End 90% of U.S. Claims for Essure Birth Control Device

German drugs and pesticides group Bayer said on Thursday it will pay around $1.6 billion to settle the majority of U.S. claims involving its Essure birth-control device. The agreement follows a $10.9 billion settlement in June of U.S. lawsuits claiming …

FDA Bans Electrical Shock Medical Device in Rare Regulatory Action

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday banned electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used in curbing self-injurious or aggressive behavior, citing substantial risks of illness or injury to patients. The agency’s final decision comes after the devices were found to …

J&J Settles Claims by 41 States Over Risks of Vaginal Mesh for $117 Million

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $117 million to settle 41 states’ claims that it misrepresented the risks of vaginal-mesh products used to bolster sagging organs and treat incontinence in women. A group of state attorneys general argued after an …

Allergan Halts Sale of Textured Breast Implants Linked to Cancer by FDA

Allergan Plc will stop selling some breast implants after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that textured implants had been associated with a rare type of blood cancer. Allergan’s textured Biocell saline-filled and silicone-filled breast implants and tissue expanders …

J&J Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Settlement Said to Cost $1 Billion

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay about $1 billion to resolve most lawsuits claiming it sold defective metal-on-metal hips that ultimately had to be removed, according to people with knowledge of the matter. With the agreement, J&J has now resolved …

FDA Halts Sales of Surgical Mesh by 2 Firms Over Injury Claims

U.S. health regulators ordered two medical device companies to stop selling a surgical mesh used in pelvic repair surgeries, after thousands of claims by women that they were injured by the products. The Food and Drug Administration said it had …

FDA Medical Panel Opposes Restrictions on Breast Implants at This Time

Government medical advisers said this week it’s too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem. The Food and Drug …

Doctors Alerted to Cancer Risk Linked to Breast Implants

U.S. health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants after receiving more reports of the disease. The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to family doctors, nurses and other …

J&J to Pay States $120 Million to Settle Hip Implant Marketing Claims

Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have agreed to pay $120 million to resolve deceptive marketing claims by several U.S. states over the company’s metal-on-metal hip implants. Attorneys general of 46 U.S. states announced the settlement agreement in …

J&J Begins Settling Pinnacle Hip Implant Defect Claims

Johnson & Johnson has begun settling consumers’ claims that it sold artificial hips knowing they were defective, marking the first settlements in the seven-year-old litigation. A federal judge in Texas overseeing the cases said about 3,300 of 10,000 “have settled …