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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.

Talcum Powder Blamed for Deaths in Recent Lawsuit

Defendants Johnson & Johnson allegedly ignored the link between long-term talc powder use and ovarian cancer, claims a new joint lawsuit filed by 10 plaintiffs. The plaintiffs include six families of women who lost their lives to ovarian cancer that was allegedly caused by the long-term use of talc for... Read more »

Parents Blame Zofran for Son’s Heart Defects

Morning sickness is a common side effect of pregnancy. While mild morning sickness does not necessarily constitute a health risk, some parents are alleging that one treatment option for it might harm a developing baby. Two of these parents, who reside in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, have filed a lawsuit against... Read more »

Mother Demands Labeling Changes for Zofran

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is engaging in wrongful conduct by failing to adequately disclose the risks of Zofran when used by women who are pregnant, according to a new birth defect lawsuit filed by a mother from Tennessee. The lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of... Read more »

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Prompts Invokana Lawsuit

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A California woman has filed a product lability lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson, alleging that the defendants’ product, Invokana, caused serious complications. Jennifer Anzo filed the Invokana lawsuit late in October 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. She is demanding compensation... Read more »

Hundreds of Yaz Lawsuits Resolved with Settlements

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Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has reported substantial progress during the latest status conference for the multidistrict litigation (MDL) No. 2100 regarding Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits. The status conference took place early in November 2015. It was presided over by U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon of the Southern District of Illinois.... Read more »

FDA Declines Approval of New Combination Diabetes Drug

London-based AstraZeneca failed to obtain FDA approval for a proposed diabetes drug that combines two different medications, saxagliptin and dapagliflozin. In October 2015, the FDA issued a complete response letter to the pharmaceutical giant’s application. The agency requested additional clinical research on the proposed combination drug. AstraZeneca recently released statements... Read more »

Judge Remands Talc Lawsuits to State Court

A federal judge has issued an order to remand three talc-related cancer lawsuits back to Missouri state court. The lawsuits represent 237 plaintiffs who claim that their diagnoses of ovarian cancer were linked to their use of talcum powder products. In October 2015, U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry rejected the... Read more »