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J&J settles pelvic mesh, hip implant marketing case for $3.9 M

Tens of thousands of women have sued Johnson & Johnson over injuries from transvaginal pelvic mesh implants. The implants were sold as a treatment for prolapsed organs, but there were widespread complications such as pain, infection and bleeding. The mesh could also shift from its surgically implanted location and puncture the abdominal wall or nearby organs, and this could require revision surgery.

Is it OK to drive when you're high?

As the use of marijuana becomes more and more common in the United States, more people are driving while high. Not only is this illegal, but it can also increase your risk of being in a traffic accident. Although more research needs to be done on precisely how marijuana affects driving ability, the studies that have been conducted agree that using marijuana does impair you for a period of time.

Common heartburn drugs pulled over cancer concerns

Acid reflux and heartburn is a common condition for which many Americans take medication to relieve daily symptoms. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become concerned that a drug called ranitidine, found in prescription drugs and the over-the-counter heartburn medicine Zantac, could cause cancer.

Domestic violence reports may be rising

Considering current events, some people have wondered whether domestic violence reports are on the rise. After all, families are spending a great deal more time together than they are accustomed to doing. At the same time, anti-domestic violence activists worry that victims may lack a realistic way to call for help because they may always be in their abusers' presence.

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