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Jul 17 2019

Johnson & Johnson under Criminal Investigation for Asbestos Cover Up

Johnson & Johnson is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department following revelations the company knew its talc products, including the iconic Baby Powder, were contaminated with asbestos but continued to sell the products for ...

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Jul 15 2019

First Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA in 15 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the NovoTTF-100L system to be used in combination with pemetrexed (aka Alimta) plus platinum-based chemotherapy (Cisplatin or Carboplatin) as a front-line treatment of unresectable, locally ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Jul 11 2019

State Attorneys General Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Rules

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country recently announced in a press release that they have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for failure to initiate effective asbestos regulation. In ...

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Jul 10 2019

VA Launches a New User-Friendly Website

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated its website to offer VA members a more user friendly and enhanced digital customer experience. The VA website is accessed by 10 million veterans, servicemembers, their families, and caregivers ...

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Jul 3 2019

To Local 36 - Thank You and Drink Up!

Over 100 years ago, when the Industrial Revolution was revving up, Local 36 was formed to organize insulators, also known as, “laggers.” Laggers applied insulation on hot surfaces to keep the heat in. Most of the insulation materials at ...

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Apr 8 2019

SCOTUS Rejects "Bare-Metal" Defense, Finds Machinery Makers Responsible for Harm Caused by Asbestos Supplied by Third Parties

On March 19, 2019, The United States Supreme Court determined that manufacturers of machinery installed on Navy ships have a duty to warn about dangers posed by asbestos supplied and installed by third parties. In reaching this decision, the high ...

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Mar 20 2019

Register Now for the Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride on April 6, 2019!

It’s time to “Get your motor running…Head out on the Highway” for the 2019 Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride!! The ride, which raises funds for mesothelioma research conducted by the Pacific Mesothelioma Center in Los Angeles, ...

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Mar 19 2019

PBS NewsHour: "The stunning truth about asbestos use in the U.S."

On March 13, 2019, PBS NewsHour aired “The Stunning Truth About Asbestos Use in the U.S.” The report reminds that while asbestos is no longer a ubiquitous ingredient in building materials, it is still not banned and continues to ...

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Mar 8 2019

FDA Confirms Asbestos in Claire's Makeup; Acknowledges Need For Regulation of Cosmetics Industry

On Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Safety Statement and a Recall Alert after confirming the presence of asbestos in cosmetic powder makeup products marketed to young girls and teens, and sold by retailer Claire's. The ...

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Feb 15 2019

J&J Supplier Imerys Files for Bankruptcy Protection Amid Talc Lawsuits

On February 13, Imerys Talc America, a major talc supplier for Johnson & Johnson, filed for bankruptcy protection amid mounting lawsuits claiming exposure to its talc causes mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Imerys is routinely named as a ...

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Feb 1 2019

Sri Lanka Halts Imports of Johnson's Baby Powder Over Asbestos Concerns

On January 30, 2019 Reuters reported that the National Health Ministry of Sri Lanka has banned imports of Johnson’s Baby Powder until independent testing of talc supplies proves the talc is asbestos free. This move comes in the wake of a ...

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Jan 31 2019

Senator Murray "Troubled" by Reports J&J Hid Risks of Baby Powder-Demands CEO to Produce Asbestos Info

On January 28, 2019, the United States Senate took the monumental step of demanding that consumer products giant, Johnson & Johnson, produce documents and information relating to asbestos in J&J Baby Powder. The demand was communicated in a ...

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Dec 31 2018

Los Angeles Times: "Johnson & Johnson's baby powder risk expands: It faces triple the cancer trials in 2019"

2019 is not looking bright for Johnson & Johnson. 2018 ended with bombshell news reports from Reuters News and the New York Times, chronicling evidence of J&J’s decades’-old concern about asbestos in baby powder which it hid from ...

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Dec 21 2018

Toxic UnTruths

It was deceptive then, and it’s deceptive now. Over 70 years ago a major asbestos insulation manufacturer marketed their products as “non-irritating and non-toxic.” They went further and asserted their asbestos insulation actually ...

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Dec 20 2018

J&J moves to limit impact of Reuters report on asbestos in Baby Powder

In an update to their bombshell reporting on Johnson & Johnson’s history of asbestos tainted talc, Reuter’s “ stands by its reporting ” as J&J continues to deal with the fallout of their PR nightmare and plummeting ...

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Dec 18 2018

Baby Powder's Possible Asbestos Link Worried Johnson & Johnson for Years

On December 14, 2018, the New York Times published an article investigating Johnson & Johnson’s concern over asbestos in its Baby Powder dating back to the early 1970s. A concern which J&J chose not to share with regulators and ...

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Oct 30 2018

Pacific Mesothelioma Center's 7th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso Raises Over $140,000 for Mesothelioma Research!

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center hosted the 7 th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso at the historic Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The event is highly anticipated in the local meso community and continues to attract more people every year. The sun was ...

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Sep 26 2018

Join Us for the 8th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Saturday, September 29th at the UCLA Luskin Center

Worthington & Caron, PC is proud to be lead sponsor of the The 8th International Mesothelioma Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, where International Experts from around the world will meet to discuss the ...

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Sep 10 2018

Registration for PMC's 7th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Meso is Open!

Worthington & Caron is pleased to announce that it will again serve as lead sponsor for the 7th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the iconic old Hollywood saloon town of Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The event ...

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Jan 22 2018

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center Receives Funding For a FACS Machine for Its Mesothelioma Research

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), is pleased to announce a generous donation from Roger G. Worthington, of the law office Worthington & Caron P.C. to purchase a ...

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Oct 30 2017

Pacific Mesothelioma Center's 6th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso Surpasses its Goal and Raises Over $150,000 for Mesothelioma Research!

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center hosted the 6 th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso at the historic Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The event is highly anticipated in the local meso community and continues to attract more people every year. The weather ...

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Sep 15 2017

The Pacific Meso Center Receives $100,000 Towards the Anonymous $1 Million Challenge Pledge to Help Fight Mesothelioma

LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S., August 30, 2017 / EINPresswire.com / -- The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), is pleased to announce a generous $100,000 gift from Roger G. Worthington, of ...

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Jun 15 2017

Pacific Meso Center's 5th Annual "Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride Raises Funds and Awareness for Mesothelioma Research

LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S., June 14, 2017 / The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) held its 5 th annual “Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, June 4. The ride, inspired by The ...

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May 4 2017

Celebration of Courage, Determination, and Grit at the 11th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix

On Sunday April 30, 2017, amateur and professional bike racers from the US and beyond gathered in Dana Point, California for the 11 th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix. Worthington & Caron founder, Roger Worthington, has been a driving force behind ...

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