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Elmiron Vision Damage Suits Should be Combined, Plaintiffs Say

Elmiron product liability lawsuits against J&J unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., and related companies should be combined and sent to a New Jersey federal court to guard against inconsistent rulings, a Tennessee couple said in a filing to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

Asbestos Victims’ Families Lose Fight Over Medicare Benefits

Families of Medicare beneficiaries who settled asbestos-related legal claims against parties allegedly responsible for their exposure to toxic dust must repay HHS for the beneficiaries’ medical expenses because they didn’t prove the settlements were for wrongful death only, a federal court in Montana said.

Boehringer Ingelheim Gets COPD Inhaler Class Action Tossed

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. convinced a Connecticut federal judge Wednesday to throw out a purported class action alleging the company’s Combivent Respimat inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was falsely marketed as containing 120 doses when it had about half that number.

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PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S. While states are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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