Pharmacy in 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak to pay victims $200 million

Reuters, 19 May 2015
Author: Scott Malone
“The now-defunct Massachusetts pharmacy behind a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people will pay out $200 million to its victims and creditors under a bankruptcy reorganization plan approved on Tuesday.”
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Feds Block Shareholders’ Attempt To End Production Of Toxic Lead Paint

The Huffington Post, 13 May 2015
Author: Lynne Peeples
“One of the world’s largest paint manufacturers continues to add a toxic heavy metal to products it sells outside the U.S., mostly in poor countries, despite decades of health warnings and ongoing pleas to stop the practice — the latest of which came from the company’s own investors. A recent government decision allowed PPG Industries to ignore a shareholder proposal to remove lead from its industrial paints, in a move health advocates call potentially “precedent-setting.”
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Seattle hospital joins ‘superbug’ lawsuit against scope manufacturer

Reuters, 12 May 2015
Author: Victoria Cavaliere
“A Seattle hospital has joined a lawsuit against the manufacturer of endoscopy medical scopes linked to a “superbug” outbreak at the medical center, claiming the company, Olympus America, put patients lives at risk by failing to disclose design flaws.”
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New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers

NYT Health, 3 February 2015
Author: Anahad O’Connor
“The New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements and demanded that they remove the products from their shelves.”
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Victims of contaminated NHS blood launch legal case

BBC, 15 January 2015
Author: Jane Dreaper
“Three men who contracted hepatitis C from contaminated imported blood have begun a legal case in the UK to challenge the compensation scheme. The report says that around 7,500 people in the UK – many of them with haemophilia – were infected when they were treated with blood products imported from the US in the 1970s and 80s.”
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U.S. seizes $18 million from owners of pharmacy tied to meningitis outbreak

Reuters, 6 January 2015
Author: Reuters
“U.S. officials said on Tuesday they seized $18 million from the owners of a defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy tied to a national 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people and sickened about 750.”
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Boston Scientific ordered to pay $26.7 million over mesh devices

Reuters, 13 November 2014
Authors: Jessica Dye and Zachary Fagenson
“Boston Scientific Corp was ordered to pay four women a total of $26.7 million after it was found liable for selling faulty transvaginal mesh devices, in one of the first federal trials among thousands of suits over the products.”
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