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Ketamine works great for depression and other conditions, and costs $10/dose; the new FDA-approved "ketamine" performs badly in trials and costs a fortune

Ketamine is a sedative first synthesized in 1962; its patents have long elapsed and it costs pennies; it has many uses and is also sold illegally for use as a recreational drug, but in recent years it has been used with remarkable efficacy as a treatment for a variety of disorders, including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (I have lifelong chronic pain and my specialist has prescribed very low doses of it for me at bedtime). Recently, the FDA approved Esketamine, a ketamine-like drug ...
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California jury awards $29M in baby powder cancer case

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has awarded $29 million to a woman who claimed her terminal cancer was caused by Johnson & Johnson baby powder. Jurors in Oakland found the company liable Wednesday in a suit that claims asbestos in the powder gave Teresa Leavitt mesothelioma. Some 13,000 similar lawsuits around the country […]
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FDA approves esketamine nasal spray, the first new major depression drug in more than 30 years

In one of the most significant milestones for depression treatment in decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved a new drug with esketamine, a derivative of ketamine. Made by Johnson & Johnson under the brand name Spravato, the drug is meant to be taken as a nasal spray in conjunction with an oral antidepressant and is targeted to patients who have not responded to other treatments. Spravato is the first major new depression treatment to be approved by...
Tags: Health, TC, Medical, Tech, Mental Health, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, U S Food and Drug Administration, Johnson Johnson, Esketamine, Spravato

Trippy ketamine-like drug approved for severe depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used […]
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Bio Roundup: NASH News, Merck Strikes, Digital Tokens & More

The growing epidemic of the fatty liver disease known as NASH, which has no FDA-approved treatment, has led to a frenzied race among drug companies. This week, one company, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, solidified its lead. But how much will being first to the finish line mean when all is said and done?Intercept (NASDAQ: ICPT) reported interim data from a Phase 3 study showing its drug, obeticholic acid (OCA), reduced liver scarring in NASH patients. The results should be enough to support an appr...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Drugs, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Merck, Leukemia, Acne, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Xerox, Astrazeneca, Fda, National, Pfizer, Abbvie

Robotics, AR and VR are poised to reshape healthcare, starting in the operating room

About 20 years ago, a medical device startup called Intuitive Surgical debuted the da Vinci robot and changed surgical practices in operating rooms across the United States. The da Vinci ushered in the first age of robotic-assisted surgical procedures with a promise of greater accuracy and quicker recovery times for patients undergoing certain laparoscopic surgeries.  For a time, it was largely alone in the market. It has skyrocketed in value since 2000, when the stock first debuted on public...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Microsoft, Samsung, Tech, United States, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Virtual Reality, Dell, Robotics, Alphabet, Initialized Capital, Berman, Da Vinci

J&J spends $3.4 billion in cash for Auris Health’s lung cancer diagnostics and surgical robots

Johnson & Johnson’s robotic surgery and medical device division, Ethicon, is dropping $3.4 billion in cash to pick up Auris Health, a developer of robotic diagnostics and surgical devices initially focused on detecting and treating lung cancer. The healthcare giant said an additional $2.35 billion in payouts may be possible if Auris hits certain milestones. Auris’ acquisition is likely a windfall for investors including Lux Capital and Coatue Management, which both invested as part of a whopping...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, TC, Technology, Cancer, Surgery, Food And Drug Administration, Robotics, Biotechnology, Alphabet, Verily, Johnson & Johnson, J J, Ethicon, Lux Capital

Johnson & Johnson will list drug prices in TV commercials

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson says it will start giving the list price of its prescription drugs in television ads. The company would be the first drugmaker to take that step. J&J said Thursday it would start with its popular blood thinner, Xarelto (zah-REHL’-toe). By late March, commercials will give the pill’s list […]
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Johnson & Johnson Fails to Have $4.69 Billion Cancer Verdict Thrown Out

Johnson & Johnson, which lost a lawsuit brought by 22 women and their families who claimed their ovarian mesotheliomas were caused by talc products contaminated with the carcinogen asbestos to the tune of $4.69 billion in July, has failed to have the verdict thrown out on jurisdictional grounds.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cancer, Lawsuits, Courts, Johnson, Mesothelioma, Johnson Johnson, Baby Powder, Talc

What You Need to Know About Baby Powder and Asbestos

We learned recently that Johnson & Johnson, makers of baby powder, knew for years that their talc contained trace amounts of asbestos, and hid that fact from regulators and from people who sued them over cases of cancer. Is it time to freak out? Here’s what you need to know.Read more...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Lifehacks, Baby, Asbestos, Johnson Johnson, Baby Powder, Talcum Powder, Diaper Rash

Bio Roundup: Eli Lilly Tries Tau, Generic Insulin, NASH Cash & More

Pharmaceutical industry critics lament the cost of rare disease drugs, but some of the steepest price hikes have come on widely used insulin.The patent holder, the University of Toronto, gave companies the right to manufacture insulin. But the university also allowed them to patent the improvements they made, which enabled them to slap higher prices on each new version.In the nearly 100 years since insulin’s discovery, no generic version has become available in the U.S. to offer competitive pri...
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ToxicDocs: The largest database on industrial poisons

Johnson & Johnson, the world's largest health care products maker, is in the midst of more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming that its iconic baby powder is linked to cancer.
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4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics

You're reading 4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. As you walk down a store’s beauty aisle, it’s easy to choose the most popular brands and products that line the shelves. After all, they are on sale and the labels claim to be organic or all natural. Despite these perks, what consumers fail to realize is that these labels can deceive consume...
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Pharma giant sold mesh implant despite pain warnings

Exclusive: staff at Johnson & Johnson had concerns it could harden in body, emails show• Revealed: how faulty implants harm patients worldwide• Why we’re examining the implants industryA vaginal mesh implant made by one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms was launched despite the company being warned it could shrink and harden inside the body, company documents reveal.Internal emails between executives, shared with the Guardian, show staff at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) were concerned that t...
Tags: Health, Women, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Pharmaceuticals industry, Johnson Johnson, Johnson Johnson J J, Vaginal mesh implants

Vaginal mesh implant sold despite warnings it could cause pain

Exclusive: staff at Johnson & Johnson had concerns it could harden in body, emails show• Revealed: how faulty implants harm patients worldwide• Why we’re examining the implants industryA vaginal mesh implant made by one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms was launched despite the company being warned it could shrink and harden inside the body, company documents reveal.Internal emails between executives, shared with the Guardian, show staff at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) were concerned the pl...
Tags: Health, Women, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Pharmaceuticals industry, Johnson Johnson, Johnson Johnson J J, Vaginal mesh implants

Working Towards a Sustainable Future for the NHS

An interview with Jennifer Lee, Director of Market Access and Advocacy at Janssen UK, the pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, discussing the importance of innovation in the private sector and making new technologies available to the NHS.
Tags: Health, NHS, Johnson Johnson, Jennifer Lee, Market Access and Advocacy, Janssen UK

Bio Roundup: Nobel Prizes, Duchenne Steps, Guardant’s IPO & More

Cancer immunotherapy is all the rage these days. The idea of harnessing the immune system to treat cancer has sparked billions of dollars in research, led to a vast matrix of clinical trials, and started to change the way how several cancers are treated. The reason: When it works, cancer immunotherapy can lead to longer-lasting results than previously thought possible.Now the some of the field’s founding research has been recognized with one of the highest honors in science. This week, scientis...
Tags: Startups, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Merck, Acne, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Pneumonia, Life Sciences, Liquid Biopsy, Migraine, Amgen, Blackstone Group

EC approves update of INVOKANA and VOKANAMET labeling to include changes to indication statement

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the European Commission has granted approval to update the INVOKANA® and VOKANAMET® labeling to include changes to the indication statement for the treatment of adults with insufficiently controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus as an adjunct to diet and exercise.
Tags: Health, European Commission, EC, Johnson Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies

CES 2018: Beauty Brands Get Personal With Wearable Tech, AR and Voice

‘Mirror, mirror on the wall—who’s the fairest in the exhibit hall?’ Beauty brands are once again out in force at CES 2018, with many at CES Unveiled, harnessing cutting-edge technology to make personal care even more personal—and smart. A year ago at CES, global beauty leader L’Oréal made headlines by announcing the world’s first smart hairbrush, offering a data-driven method to produce better brushing, and haircare, that was billed as the Kérastase Hair Coach Powered by Withings and won a CES ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Mobile, Apps, Withings, Advertising, Digital, Ces, Taiwan, Wearable Tech, Beauty, L'oreal, Ar, Augmented Reality, Nfc, Taipei

New Johnson & Johnson Institute offers professional education to address demands of today’s healthcare system

Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Family of Companies has formed the Johnson & Johnson Institute to provide comprehensive professional education focused on helping healthcare professionals improve outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce costs in a value-based care environment.
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Judge overturns record verdict in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder trial

Judges in two separate cases have ruled in favor of pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, overturning large financial judgments awarded to plaintiffs who believe the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder products caused their ovarian cancer. One award was to a California woman for $417 million, and another was to an Alabama woman for $72 million.
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Sesame Dispatches Muppets to Help Traumatized Kids

No one needs to list the many parents, teachers and role models who were killed in the Las Vegas mass shootings to be reminded of how traumatic events can affect children and even shatter their lives. Sesame Workshop is stepping up to try to help those kids by doing what it does best—and it has found a friend to help it do so. Long driven by purpose (blending entertainment and education to delight and teach kids), Sesame Street-branded programming and licensed products have long served as a fri...
Tags: Health, Campaigns, Kids, Media, Education, Entertainment, Sesame Street, Advertising, CSR, Mental Health, Public Health, Big Bird, Npr, Las Vegas, Partnerships, Corporate Citizenship

After a $417 million judgment: What should corporations do?

I have written about talcum powder previously.  Indeed, I have not only opined on the slippery substance, but I am also a regular consumer of the product.  Talcum powder has become magic legal dust that brings forth zillions of dollars to those who have been attacked by the poisonous toxin. Just last year, I informed readers of $55 million and $72 million judgments to cancer victims who used powder against the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.  Earlier this year a Missouri woman was awarded $110 m...
Tags: Health, California, America, Missouri, Medications, Johnson Johnson, J J, Physician, OB/GYN, Oncology/Hematology

Johnson & Johnson doubts vaginal mesh implants cause chronic pain, court hears

Medical company’s lawyers argue there are ‘competing causes’ for debilitating pain suffered by 700 women in class actionLawyers for the medical company Johnson & Johnson have argued there are “competing causes” of the chronic pain experienced by hundreds of Australian patients with its pelvic mesh implant.Three Johnson & Johnson group companies are fighting a major class action from 700 women, who allege faulty pelvic implants caused them debilitating pain. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Consumer affairs, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, Business (Australia

Johnson & Johnson ​tried to prevent report about pelvic mesh devices, court hears

Hundreds of Australian women launch class action Johnson & Johnson companies alleging meshes caused chronic and debilitating painThe pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson tried to stop French health authorities publishing a report warning against the use of its untested pelvic mesh devices, two years after they began giving them to Australian women, a court has heard. Hundreds of Australian women have launched a class action against three Johnson & Johnson companies alleging the meshes – used t...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Consumer affairs, Consumer Rights, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, Business (Australia

Xarelto lawsuit News and Updates 2017

The recent Xarelto lawsuit news shows that there are numbers of a xarelto lawsuit filed against the xarelto manufacturer. If you or your friend taking the xarelto drug, then you should first read this post.If you are suffering from a xarelto side effect, then you should be prepared for filing xarelto lawsuit against the xarelto drug maker. We are sharing the detail about xarelto drug Xarelto is popular drug in the United state, and it is prescribed by the doctor to the patient to thin the bl...
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Listerine Won't Cure the Clap

Sexually active people and anyone owning stock in Johnson & Johnson were delighted Tuesday by reports of a new study finding that Listerine treats gonorrhea. Left out of the headlines were helpful details like “gonorrhea killing powers limited to the front of the throat,” “study only looked at very short term benefits,” and “ small sample size.” Read more...
Tags: Health, News, Johnson Johnson, Stds, Listerine, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Gonorrhea

A positive announcement for DePuy Synthes’ ATTUNE® Knee System

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, today announced that implant survivorship data from the 2016 Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) confirm positive early results for DePuy Synthes’ ATTUNE® Knee System. These data add to recent UK Joint Registry evidence which indicate that survivorship for the ATTUNE Knee compares favorably to other cemented knee systems in its class. In addition, recently-presented interim data on two ...
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Men sue drug maker after developing breasts

Thirteen thousand men are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying the bipolar drug Risperdal gave them breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia.
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Johnson & Johnson and HAX team to foster health device hardware development

 Johnson & Johnson, of Band-Aids and Tylenol (and about half the inventory at your local drugstore) fame, is teaming up with Shenzhen-based accelerator and hardware investor HAX to put some weight behind health startups. Johnson & Johnson innovation, the forward-thinking wing of the cursive font conglomerate, is apparently on the look out for technology ideas aligned with the… Read More
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