Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $247M for Defective Hip Implants

A Texas federal jury slapped DePuy Orthopaedics and corporate parent Johnson & Johnson with a $247 million verdict Thursday over its Pinnacle artificial hips that injured six, handing the companies their third consecutive costly loss on the implants.

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Insurers Accused of Conspiring to Deny Lyme Disease Coverage

Twenty-eight people claim in a federal antitrust lawsuit that Lyme disease victims are being forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for treatment because health insurers are denying coverage with bogus guidelines established by their paid consultants, who falsely say the disease can always be cured with a month of antibiotics.

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