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Latest trial in J&J talc litigations gets under way in California

(Reuters) – A California jury on Monday heard opening statements in the latest trial over allegations that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, including the company’s baby powder, were contaminated with asbestos and cause cancer. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File… Read More »

How minimally invasive surgery was spun as the ‘latest and greatest’ for cervical cancer

Small incisions made by wands in laparoscopic surgery were touted as a “breakthrough” for cervical cancer. To understand how minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer became popular before high-quality evidence was available about its outcomes, consider some rah-rah local news coverage. Back in 1995, for example, The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that laparoscopy “made… Read More »