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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $72 million for cancer death linked to talcum powder

A jury in the circuit court of St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $72 million in damages to the family of Jacqueline Fox who had died of ovarian cancer. The verdict, announced Monday night, came after a trial where lawyers alleged that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower was linked to ovarian cancer. Ms. Fox was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after having used Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene for more than 35 years. The verdict is the first by a U.S. jury to award damages over the claims. The verdict included $10 million in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages.

Study finds link between Viagra and Skin Cancer

A recent study has found a link between Viagra and melanoma. Researchers recently discovered that Viagra users were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with Melanoma than nonusers. Even men who have only taken Viagra once have an increased risk for melanoma.

New Warning Issued by FDA on Testosterone Products

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about the potential life-threatening side effects of prescription testosterone treatments. The FDA has informed the manufactures of prescription testosterone treatments for men that a warning needs to be added to the drug label warning patients about a heightened risk of blood clots in the veins after using a prescription testosterone product. Such clots can potentially lead to pulmonary embolisms or deep vein thrombosis.

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