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Thursday, August 16, 2018CHEMICALTOBACCO

800+ New Tobacco and Chemical Industry Documents Posted

New documents have been added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents and the Chemical Industry Documents Archive:
    394 new Agrichemical Industry documents representing additional documents acquired from the Monsanto Roundup cancer cases as well as documents acquired via FOIA requests to the EPA and FDA concerning glyphosate.
Monday, July 23, 2018DRUG

Pinnacle Hip Replacement Litigation Documents Online

The UCSF Drug Industry Documents Archive (DIDA) is please to announce the Pinnacle Litigation Documents, a new collection of documents from the MDL lawsuit DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation.

From 2002 to 2012, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), manufactured metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants sold under the brand name Pinnacle. The lawsuit charged the hip implant was defectively designed and fraudulently marketed and that DePuy failed to warn patients and doctors about the risks of the devices. Prosecutors claimed that DePuy, in an effort to gain and keep a large share of the hip replacement market, rushed the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant to market without ever testing it in humans. Instead, the company used a loophole known as the FDA's 510(k) regulatory pathway. The 510(k) allowed manufacturers to skip clinical trials and test the implants only on mechanical simulators if they could show the implants were 'substantially equivalent' to other devices already in use.

The plaintiffs in the Pinnacle lawsuits experienced high levels of cobalt and metal ion in their systems, a condition called metallosis, due to the wear from the surface of the implant’s femoral head. Ultimately, many of these hip implants failed and had to be replaced. In addition to defective design and health risks, the suit charged DePuy fraudulently marketed the Pinnacle hip replacement system by using a team of 'design surgeons' as a sales force. Called KOLs (key opinion leaders), these surgeons signed off on ghostwritten articles, hosted speaking engagements and large regional sales meetings, and taught other surgeons how to use the Pinnacle system. In return, documents show these design surgeons received millions of dollars in royalties from the sales of the Pinnacle hip replacement system.

Monday, July 23, 2018TOBACCO

More Tobacco Depositions and Trial Testimony posted

A new set of deposition and trial testimony transcriptss as well as a few new industry documents were posted to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library. The court transcripts and depositions were donated by Robert Proctor, PhD.
Thursday, June 21, 2018DRUGTOBACCO

New Tobacco and Drug Industry Documents Posted

345 new documents were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents library today.
New Collection of Cymbalta Litigation Documents posted:
This set of documents comes from the MSJ: Hagan-Brown & Ali v. Eli Lilly and Company; Case No. 1:14-cv-01614-AJT-JFA
The case alleges Lilly omitted important information about the drug’s withdrawal risks in the company’s labeling and marketing materials and therefore consumers were unable to make an informed choice about whether to take Cymbalta.
Monday, June 04, 2018CHEMICAL

New collection of documents on the U.S. EPA and chlorpyrifos

The UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Archive (CIDA) is pleased to post the 'NY Times EPA Collection'.

This collection contains sets of documents obtained by the New York Times through state public records requests and FOIA requests during their investigations into the EPA's recent organizational changes and shift on toxic chemicals, including the 2017 decision to reject a ban on chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide.
Thursday, May 03, 2018TOBACCO

New Tobacco Documents and the Final Trinkets & Trash Upload

1851 New Tobacco Documents were posted to the UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents today.
  • 12 American Tobacco Company records
  • 529 Brown & Williamson records
  • 25 Philip Morris records
  • 128 RJ Reynolds records
  • 1157 new Trinkets & Trash records - Trinkets and Trash (T&T) is a surveillance system and archive at Rutgers that monitors, collects, and documents current and historic tobacco products and tobacco industry marketing materials and tactics (such as advertisements, direct mailings, e-mails, sweepstakes, coupon promotions, and brand websites) for research and educational purposes. The UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents partnered with T&T in 2014 to upload their records into our index to provide researchers with access to this rich database of tobacco marketing materials alongside our tobacco industry documents. These 1,157 records represent the final upload of T&T records into the Industry Documents Library.
New Papers/Publications using tobacco industry documents:
Crosbie,E; Eckford,R; Bialous,S. Containing diffusion: the tobacco industry’s multipronged trade strategy to block tobacco standardised packaging. Tobacco Control. 2018. http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2018/04/21/tobaccocontrol-2017-054227
Wednesday, April 18, 2018CHEMICAL

UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Adds Monsanto Papers and Agrichemical Industry Documents

The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) is pleased to announce the addition of two new collections to our Chemical Industry Documents Archive. These documents reveal the scientific, legislative, regulatory and public relations activities of the agrichemical industry in defense of its products and profits.

The Roundup Products Liability Litigation Documents
Known as ‘The Monsanto Papers,’ this collection contains a set of 118 significant internal company documents (1063 pages) obtained during the Roundup Products Liability Litigation - lead Case No. 3:16-md-02741-VC. Manufactured by the agrichemical giant Monsanto, Roundup contains the chemical herbicide glyphosate and is widely used by farmers, agricultural workers and the public throughout the United States. Studies have shown that exposure to glyphosate in Roundup can cause cancer and other serious health problems yet Monsanto has repeatedly denied these claims and worked to influence regulations that would address these harms.

The USRTK Agrichemical Collection
This collection includes over 1450 documents (37,149 pages) acquired by U.S. Right to Know through state public records requests, FOIA requests, whistleblowers, and the Roundup litigation. US Right to Know is a nonprofit consumer and public health watchdog group working for transparency and accountability in our nation’s food system. Collected by Gary Ruskin, Co-Director of US RTK, and Carey Gillam, Research Director of US RTK and author of Whitewash-The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, these materials are a mix of unsealed documents obtained from the Roundup/glyphosate cancer cases (the Monsanto Papers), communications to and from the EPA, FDA and US Department of Agriculture regarding glyphosate and herbicides, and emails between key academics and industry PR staff from Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Ketchum, Bayer and the Council for Biotechnology Information.

Topics include pesticides, GMOs, glyphosate, front groups, academic partnerships with industry public relations staff, and efforts to manage the "GMO Answers" website, which is funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information.

These documents have been used as the source for a number of publications including:

The UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Archive has been developed in partnership with UCSF’s Environmental Health Initiative with grants from the Marisla Foundation and Rachel’s Network.
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