Attorney General Yost and 45 Attorneys General Reach a $120 Million Settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Certain Johnson & Johnson Owned Companies About Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Devices

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that he and 45 other Attorneys General reached a $120 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson owned companies Medical Device Business Services, Inc. (formerly DePuy, Inc.), DePuy Products, Inc., DePuy Synthes Inc., and DePuy Synthes Sales, Inc.… Read full story

Faulty Molecular Master Switch May Contribute to AMD

NIH researchers discover that TGFβ signaling governs immune cell function in the eye.

A signaling pathway controlled by transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) could be involved in the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found that interrupting TGFβ signals to immune cells called microglia causes the cells to enter an activated, inflammatory state.… Read full story