Johnson Johnson to face CRIMINAL investigation over asbestos talc scandal

(Natural News) In addition to having to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars in judgments, Johnson &Johnson is now the subject of a criminal investigation by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ will reportedly seek answers as to whether or not J&J executives knowingly lied to the public about the...
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On 10 June 2019, the occupational health community received sad news on the passing of Professor Emeritus Sven Hernberg, MD, PhD, specialist in occupational medicine and Scientific Director of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH). Sven died at the age of 85 in Helsinki, Finland. Born in Helsinki, Sven completed his medical studies at the University of Helsinki and served in FIOH for 33 years. He began his residency in occupational medicine in FIOH’s Department of Occupational Medicine in 1960, and specialized in occupational medicine in 1964, obtained his PhD in the to xicology of lead in 1967, and ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Obituary Source Type: research
Specially trained beagles could one day detect mesothelioma by scent, according to the lead researcher of a recent study detailing the dog breed’s stunning accuracy with lung cancer. Dr. Thomas Quinn, clinical professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, believes the dogs could be equally effective with pleural mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. “Absolutely, this could work with mesothelioma. There is no reason why it wouldn’t,” Quinn told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “That is another cancer with strong potential for this to work well.” Th...
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Conclusion: Use of CT scans to triage an appropriate pleural biopsy method is associated with high diagnostic success. We recommend that the proposed diagnostic workup in this study may be used as a diagnostic algorithm for pleural diseases that require a histopathologic analysis. Determination of risk factors predicting malignant disease in patients where fibrinous pleuritis is reported after MT would be useful for clinical practice.
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research
This study has terrific significance and could be extremely important,” Harbut, clinical professor of internal medicine at Wayne State University and Michigan State University, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “We’re going after this one with great guns.” The study is part of a new partnership between Owlstone Medical — the Breath Biopsy inventor in the United Kingdom — and the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, a building trade union that covers the United States and Canada. Early Diagnosis Still a Rarity The first part of the study ...
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At the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, Dr. Prasad Adusumilli from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center shared exciting new results from his study on combination immunotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Among the 18 mesothelioma patients in the study, 14 received a combination of two different immunotherapy treatments. Eleven of this group experienced a complete response, a partial response or stable disease. The latest results from this phase 1 clinical trial were presented June 4. They demonstrate the promise of using two immunotherapy approaches at one time. Phase 1 studies are desi...
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CONCLUSIONS: Regardless of the approach, RPLND may provide a diagnostic benefit in patients who present with MMTVT, with the robotic approach affording a potentially expedited recovery. PMID: 31180304 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research
This study quantifies the disturbing trend that, despite the expansion in the number of patients eligible for expensive and potentially toxic ICIs [immune checkpoint inhibitors], the ratio of those benefiting is decreasing,” wrote Dr. Daniel V.T. Catenacci, co-author of an editorial that accompanied the study in JAMA Network. “Observations in this article are sobering and remind us to keep expectations realistic.” Both Catenacci and Haslem agreed that the study should serve as a reminder to patients, physicians and policy makers to have more realistic discussions about the use of, and expectations of, the...
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Conclusions: Laryngeal lavage may be an important index of asbestos exposure and is a less complex and more diagnostic alternative to bronchoalveolar lavage or sputum sampling.
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Category: Occupational Health Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
1332Objectives: To investigate the value of 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging in differentiating malignant from benign exudative pleural effusions. Methods: 224 patients with CT scan and pleural effusion puncture examination evidence of moderate or massive exudative pleural effusions entered the study to evaluate the accuracy of 18F-FDG PET/CT in differential diagnosis between malignant and benign exudative pleural effusions. Image analysis of PET/CT was performed both with visual interpretation and using a quantitative method on coronal, sagittal and axial reconstructions. The results of PET/CT imaging were compared to cyto- or hist...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung Cancer Posters Source Type: research
The National Cancer Institute has opened a clinical trial using mesothelioma patients and their family members to explore predisposition to the cancer and potential solutions to negating it. The trial is a follow up to an earlier study of a genetic mutation that creates susceptibility to various cancers but a longer-than-normal survival with platinum-based chemotherapy treatment. “This is an important, long-term study that could have implications not only for a patient, but for family members, too,” Dr. Raffit Hassan, NCI senior investigator told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “Progress can be m...
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