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Talc-ovarian cancer link sparks growing legal battle

Talc powder might be a cause ovarian cancer–who knew? It turned out that some people did. Since the early 1980s, a slew of studies have found that women who regularly used talc powder for feminine hygiene had higher than average rates of ovarian cancer. Yet the evidence–which fell short of proving causation–was mostly confined to medical journals and has barely made a blip on the public radar.... Read more»

Over-the-counter pills left out of FDA acetaminophen limits

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged health care providers to stop writing prescriptions for pain relievers containing more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. ... Read more»

Top Medicare prescribers rake in speaking fees from drugmakers

At least 17 of the top 20 Bystolic prescribers in Medicare's prescription drug program in 2010 have been paid by the drug's manufacturer to deliver promotional talks. In 2012, they together received $283,450 for speeches and more than $20,000 in meals.... Read more»

Johnson & Johnson investigated after kids' Tylenol recall

A House committee is looking at Johnson & Johnson after the company announced a recall of children's medicines.... Read more»

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