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September 2019 Archives

Without issuing recall, FDA advises Zantac users to switch drugs

The heartburn medication ranitidine, brand-name Zantac, may contain low levels of a carcinogenic substance, according to recent information from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency has not ordered a recall, but it suggests people who take ranitidine contact their doctors about an alternative. Over-the-counter users should consider switching to another drug, too.

Amazon demands delivery speed but attempts to shield itself from liability

When an employee of a company causes a traffic crash, it's not just the driver who could be held accountable. It's possible to sue the company and hold it accountable as well -- especially when the company exerted substantial control over the driver's actions.

Why doesn't Bayer/Monsanto just settle the Roundup cancer claims?

We've been discussing the flood of lawsuits over Monsanto's weed killer Roundup, which has been tied to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and possibly other cancers. First introduced in 1974, the product contains a chemical called glyphosate, which is the chemical that plaintiffs argue causes cancer. Currently, more than 18,400 plaintiffs are suing Bayer AG, which bought Monsanto last year.

Opioid manufacturers in settlement talks after J&J verdict

Recently, a judge in Oklahoma ruled that Johnson & Johnson created a public nuisance when it deceptively marketed its opioid painkillers Duragesic and Nucynta. He specifically stated that J&J had "caused an opioid crisis that is evidenced by increased rates of addiction, overdose deaths and neonatal abstinence syndrome in Oklahoma."

Can you be arrested for DUI in Tennessee when riding a horse?

After the recent story of a Soddy-Daisy man who was arrested for drunken horseback riding, many people have wondered if you can get a DUI when riding a horse. Some states' drunk driving laws encompass all sorts of vehicles, and some people have been arrested for horseback riding while under the influence.

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