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Wyoming Health Watch Week-In-Review 11/4/19: Opioid Troubles Continue, Climate Change & Kissed by God Hosting

J&J’s Opioid Troubles Far From Over
Johnson & Johnson, our award winning “worst company of 2019”, received a grand jury subpoena from the DOJ for its opioid distributions according to their filing submitted last Monday to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The subpoena means, among other things, that J&J’s opioid troubles are far from over.  For anyone who still owns stock in the company, now is probably best to unload.

Philly Jury Hits Vein Filter Co. With $34M Defect AwardA Philadelphia jury returned a $33.7 million verdict on Monday after finding that Rex Medical LP had defectively designed a clot-catching vein filter that perforated a major blood vessel and became permanently lodged inside a woman’s body.  The IVC litigation has been navigating its way through the federal system for more than five years, however, at a time when Rex was starting to feel overly confident, they were hit hard reenergizing a litigation that was struggling to stay afloat.

Regardless of Your Politics or Climate Change Beliefs, Issue Is Coming to a Head in a Major Way.The New York AG started a bench trial last week seeking $1.6B against the fossil fuel giant Exxon alleging the behemoth company lied to its investors about its role in climate change.  The trial is one of many stacked up waiting for their day in court to hold major players responsible for alleged climate crisis.  While last week’s trial was underway, the Massachusetts AG filed a similar complaint against Exxon making far broader accusations against the giant, including that Exxon lied to investors about climate-related risks to its business, deceived consumers about how its fossil fuel products contribute to climate change and misled consumers about being an environmentally responsible company. If NY is seeking $1.6B, Mass just injected steroids into Exxon’s risk on the second one. And if NY gets their verdict, you can bet far more states, not just Mass, will be filing thereafter. This will be monumental to watch. We will keep you posted. Listen to our podcast here to learn more: https://lnkd.in/eSu23Qs

CVS Homeopathic Teething Tablets for Babies Believed to Possibly Be Linked to Seizure DisorderCVS homeopathic teething tablets for babies are believed to be possibly linked to seizures, with reports having been made that in certain cases the seizure disorders are permanent.  More than 400 reports of adverse effects associated with such products have been made to the FDA.  Avoid these products at all costs until more information is disseminated.  Share our podcast with anyone who has an infant at home as we did a deep dive to further understand this mysterious link.  Podcast: https://www.podserve.fm/episodes/4980/cvs-infant-teething-tablets-linked-to-seizure-disorder.mp3

We are selecting the next venue to host Teton Gravity’s Kissed by God, a remarkable story about world champion surfer, Andy Irons, who knocked off the infamous Kelly Slater for world champion dominance three years in a row from 2003-2005.  Andy Irons died of an opioid overdose, and his remarkable story we believe can bring further awareness to families across the state regarding the opioid epidemic slamming families on a daily basis in our communities.  Email us at wyominghealthwatch.com if you want your community to be considered for the next venue.  We sponsored a free showing in Laramie, and the turnout was spectacular.  Help us identify the next location to bring awareness in this great state, and share the below trailer with a friend to help generate interest in this impactful film.

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Jason E. Ochs

Jason began his legal career in 2002 with a national multi-district litigation law firm in Newport Beach, California. There he worked on a variety of high-profile, complex-litigation projects including pharmaceutical and medical-device litigation across the country.

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