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Jacky Gale

Since beginning her journalism career with a focus on the healthcare industry, Jacky has written extensively about the dangers of many popular medications, including Actos, Yaz, Xarelto and more.

FDA Issues New Warning for Invokana Diabetes Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new safety alert regarding the increased risk of Fournier’s gangrene among diabetes patients using Invokana and other drugs in the same class. Fournier’s gangrene is considered to be a rare, but very serious complication of SGLT2 inhibitors. This condition is... Read more »

Settlement Finalized for Androderm Testosterone Lawsuits

Hundreds of testosterone lawsuits have been officially resolved now that the master settlement agreement has been finalized, as of late July 2018. The settlement agreement only applies to Androderm lawsuits filed against Actavis and Allergan. Thousands of other testosterone lawsuits have been filed against other manufacturers in recent years. This... Read more »

500 Androderm Lawsuits May Be Resolved Soon

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Actavis, the makers of Androderm, has announced that there is a tentative settlement agreement in place that would resolve roughly 500 lawsuits. The plaintiffs involved with the litigation allege that they suffered serious complications as a result of their use of the defendants’ medicated testosterone patch. Actavis, which was acquired... Read more »

Talcum Powder Trial to Begin Soon in Missouri

Twenty-two women who developed ovarian cancer that they claim was caused by Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products will have their day in court soon. Jury selection for the state court trial is set to begin this week. The trial is expected to last about six weeks. During the trial,... Read more »

Trial Dates Requested for Nexium, Prilosec MDL Lawsuits

Plaintiffs who have filed product liability lawsuits against the manufacturers of popular proton pump inhibitors have requested that the judge schedule trial dates. The lawsuits were filed after plaintiffs claimed they sustained complications, including kidney injuries, after taking PPIs like Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, and Protonix. About 4,200 lawsuits have been... Read more »

$117 Million Awarded in Talc Powder Mesothelioma Case

A jury in New Jersey awarded a couple $117 million dollars following arguments that the defendant’s product resulted in the plaintiff’s diagnosis of mesothelioma, a type of cancer. Other juries have found the talc powder manufacturer liable in cases in which the plaintiffs allege the Shower to Shower powder caused... Read more »