ChemCentral Midwest Corp. has agreed to pay more than $375,000 to settle allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that an explosion and fire that destroyed the company's Kansas City, Mo., facility violated environmental and public health laws.
An autism advocacy group has hailed a ruling in favor of a child who regressed into autism after receiving several childhood vaccinations containing thimerosal, saying the case proves the mercury-based preservative may cause the developmental disorder in some children.
Baxter International Inc. widened its heparin recall Thursday, seeking to remove virtually all of its heparin products from the market, after further reports of death and sickness were linked to the widely used blood thinner.
U.S. senators are putting the heat on the Department of Agriculture to enforce tougher standards for meat inspection after a massive beef recall earlier this month prompted concerns about food safety and animal cruelty.
Merck & Co. Inc. has revealed that about 85 civil lawsuits have been filed against the company and its marketing partner Schering-Plough Corp. since mid-January, claiming the drugmakers broke state consumer protection laws through the sale and marketing of cholesterol-lowering drugs Vytorin and Zetia.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has designated the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio as the proper venue for the product liability suits that are continuing to trickle in against the makers of gadolinium-based injectable contrast agents.
A federal jury on Tuesday ordered supplement tycoon Steve Warshak and his company to forfeit $33 million in cash and assets derived in part from sales of the Enzyte "male enhancement" product advertised on late-night television.
A move by prosecutors to revoke a plea deal made with Michael Mastromarino for his part in a grisly scheme involving body parts harvested from corpses was rebuked by a federal judge Wednesday, clearing the way for Mastromarino's plea on Monday.
A group of drugs used to treat anemia in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy has again been linked to a greater risk of blood clots and death, this time by a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The federal district judge presiding over the bribery case involving Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has batted down a host of motions by the famed tort lawyer and the other defendants, paving the way for the case to continue proceeding to trial at the end of March.
In a whistleblower case over Pfizer Inc.’s alleged illegal marketing of human growth hormone Genotropin, a judge has denied Pfizer Inc.’s bid to force a former executive to turn over information as to whether he made adequate efforts to look for work after he was fired.
A Florida state court jury ordered Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to pay $11 million to the parents of a 25-year-old man who died after being thrown through the window of a Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle in a 2004 crash.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a public health notification on its Web site Monday in response to 72 reports of sickness and one fatality related to the use of denture cleaners.
An appeals court has shot down Chevron USA Inc.'s appeal of a $2.6 million award in a wrongful death suit filed by the mother of a woman who was set on fire at one of the company's gas stations.
Concerned over reports of impropriety, a prominent Republican senator is reportedly demanding answers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the maker of Prodisc over rumors that some doctors involved in the clinical research of the synthetic spinal disk stood to gain financially from the medication's success.
Lashing out at a circuit court's Monday decision upholding $196.2 million in punitive damages in a class action pollution case, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. said Tuesday it plans to appeal the ruling to West Virginia's highest court.
A company that provides streaming Web video of court proceedings has asked a judge for permission to film an upcoming status hearing in the multidistrict litigation over Zyprexa, but the maker of the drug has objected to the request.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may need to amend its regulations on toxicity reporting to address the unique characteristics of nanomaterials, a new study says.
A federal jury has ordered Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. to hand over $2.75 million to an Arkansas woman who accused the drugmaker of failing to warn of the increased cancer risk associated with its hormone replacement therapy.
Top executives of companies responsible for recent food recalls told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Tuesday that they were taking steps to make their food safer, as lawmakers accused them of not being proactive enough.