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16 Aug 2022, 8:02 pm

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In addition to the lawsuit regarding Tylenol I've seen a few commercials for:

Toxic Baby Food Lawsuit/Autism & ADHD


Each and everyone of our moms ...served as a drill sergeant at Camp Lejeune sometime during the years of 1953 and 1984. All of the autism on the planet was spawned on Camp Lejeune (you cant escape those ads, nor those emails about the class action suit about their drinking water contamination).



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30 Sep 2022, 10:04 am

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I have seen recent ads inviting parents to join lawsuits against the makers of tylenol to blame use during pregnancy as the cause of their child's autism. I find this outrageous, but of course it is not about anything but going after big money in a settlement. Shakespeare was right. ( only partially sarcastic or cynical) (in the play Henry VI Shakespeare had a character saying "first thing we do, lets kill all the lawyers")

Walmart, CVS Face Suits Blaming Common Painkiller for Autism
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Dozens of lawsuits are challenging the long-standing belief that pregnant women can safely take acetaminophen, an over-the-counter drug used in Tylenol and generic pain medications.

Women have filed 87 complaints in seven states against sellers of store-branded pain relievers, including Walmart Inc., CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Citing new studies linking the drug to increased risk of developmental issues in babies, the plaintiffs blame their children’s autism, attention-deficit problems or hyperactivity on significant doses of acetaminophen taken during pregnancy.

While the women say they should have been warned of the risks, the companies dispute the claim acetaminophen may harm fetal development. And some doctor groups, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, insist the medication is safe to take during pregnancy, saying the research is inconclusive and found no direct relationship to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Makers and sellers of acetaminophen “should have paid greater attention to the growing research linking it to developmental issues,” said Melissa McEvoy, a 42-year-old plaintiff in California who says she took acetaminophen to treat headaches when she was pregnant with her son. The boy is now 11 and on the autism spectrum. “There should always be the information presented, the potential risks, so that you can make an informed decision for yourself.”

In an emailed statement, Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said the company “does not manufacture these products. We expect suppliers to provide safe and quality products that comply with all applicable laws, including labeling requirements.” Representatives of CVS and Walgreens declined to comment on the suits.

So far, the legal fight represents a small fraction of the millions of pregnant women who have taken the medication. But lawyers for the plaintiffs on Thursday asked a panel of federal judges in St. Louis to consolidate the suits in the multi-district litigation (MDL) case so they can share information and schedule test trials. The panel will rule later on the request, which is opposed by the companies.

“It’s too early to say whether the claims expose the named companies to any significant risk,” said Holly Froum, a litigation analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “I think proving these claims could be challenging.”

For years, doctors recommended acetaminophen as the safest way for women to deal with aches and pains in pregnancy. The most common alternative, ibuprofen, isn’t usually recommended for use during pregnancy. Obstetricians estimate as many as 65% of US women take acetaminophen at some point during pregnancy — there were 3.6 million births in 2020 — along with 50% of women world-wide.

That means there may be hundreds of thousands of potential plaintiffs over acetaminophen, said Mikal Watts, a lawyer for some plaintiffs who wants the suits consolidated in federal court in northern California. “This will be one of the largest multi-district litigations” in US history, he said in court filings. “It’s a monumental undertaking.”

Emily Oster, a Brown University economist who has written books about data and parenting decisions, said that while there are legitimate questions being raised by new research, the studies are a long way from proving acetaminophen causes developmental ailments.

Until there are randomized, controlled studies comparing groups of pregnant women who take the medication and those who don’t, “it really doesn’t help us decide that question either way,” Oster said.

For now, the lawsuits are targeting sellers of store-brand medications rather than Tylenol maker Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of health-care products.

But Watts, the plaintiffs lawyer, told the panel that will change once the claims against the retailers are organized, which will clear the way for lawsuits against manufacturers including J&J.


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30 Sep 2022, 2:08 pm

Obviously , the cause is Gamma Rays from Man in the Moon Marigolds . 8O , probably the only cause of Autism ??..lolz


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30 Sep 2022, 2:23 pm

:silent: Shhh! Aren't we supposed to keep that secret!


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30 Sep 2022, 2:28 pm

UH-Oh….. :oops:

8O Was pretty sure there might be very few here whom might have caught that reference .Reverse Agism? :D


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02 Oct 2022, 6:25 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
autisticelders wrote:
I have seen recent ads inviting parents to join lawsuits against the makers of tylenol to blame use during pregnancy as the cause of their child's autism. I find this outrageous, but of course it is not about anything but going after big money in a settlement. Shakespeare was right. ( only partially sarcastic or cynical) (in the play Henry VI Shakespeare had a character saying "first thing we do, lets kill all the lawyers")

Walmart, CVS Face Suits Blaming Common Painkiller for Autism
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Dozens of lawsuits are challenging the long-standing belief that pregnant women can safely take acetaminophen, an over-the-counter drug used in Tylenol and generic pain medications.

Women have filed 87 complaints in seven states against sellers of store-branded pain relievers, including Walmart Inc., CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Citing new studies linking the drug to increased risk of developmental issues in babies, the plaintiffs blame their children’s autism, attention-deficit problems or hyperactivity on significant doses of acetaminophen taken during pregnancy.

While the women say they should have been warned of the risks, the companies dispute the claim acetaminophen may harm fetal development. And some doctor groups, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, insist the medication is safe to take during pregnancy, saying the research is inconclusive and found no direct relationship to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Makers and sellers of acetaminophen “should have paid greater attention to the growing research linking it to developmental issues,” said Melissa McEvoy, a 42-year-old plaintiff in California who says she took acetaminophen to treat headaches when she was pregnant with her son. The boy is now 11 and on the autism spectrum. “There should always be the information presented, the potential risks, so that you can make an informed decision for yourself.”

In an emailed statement, Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said the company “does not manufacture these products. We expect suppliers to provide safe and quality products that comply with all applicable laws, including labeling requirements.” Representatives of CVS and Walgreens declined to comment on the suits.

So far, the legal fight represents a small fraction of the millions of pregnant women who have taken the medication. But lawyers for the plaintiffs on Thursday asked a panel of federal judges in St. Louis to consolidate the suits in the multi-district litigation (MDL) case so they can share information and schedule test trials. The panel will rule later on the request, which is opposed by the companies.

“It’s too early to say whether the claims expose the named companies to any significant risk,” said Holly Froum, a litigation analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “I think proving these claims could be challenging.”

For years, doctors recommended acetaminophen as the safest way for women to deal with aches and pains in pregnancy. The most common alternative, ibuprofen, isn’t usually recommended for use during pregnancy. Obstetricians estimate as many as 65% of US women take acetaminophen at some point during pregnancy — there were 3.6 million births in 2020 — along with 50% of women world-wide.

That means there may be hundreds of thousands of potential plaintiffs over acetaminophen, said Mikal Watts, a lawyer for some plaintiffs who wants the suits consolidated in federal court in northern California. “This will be one of the largest multi-district litigations” in US history, he said in court filings. “It’s a monumental undertaking.”

Emily Oster, a Brown University economist who has written books about data and parenting decisions, said that while there are legitimate questions being raised by new research, the studies are a long way from proving acetaminophen causes developmental ailments.

Until there are randomized, controlled studies comparing groups of pregnant women who take the medication and those who don’t, “it really doesn’t help us decide that question either way,” Oster said.

For now, the lawsuits are targeting sellers of store-brand medications rather than Tylenol maker Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of health-care products.

But Watts, the plaintiffs lawyer, told the panel that will change once the claims against the retailers are organized, which will clear the way for lawsuits against manufacturers including J&J.



I knew you'd keep us informed. Oh brother, more deep pockets to go after!! ! Thanks for the info!! ! You Rock!! !


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02 Oct 2022, 11:31 am

What about the conspiracy that autism causes vaccines....
Pasteur probably had a few traits, Jenner's eye for detail and patterns between cowpox and smallpox...



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21 Oct 2022, 4:23 pm

"Helicopter Parents" create spectrum disorders in kids.

Gluten creates spectrum disorders.

Watching too much TV causes spectrum disorders.

Parental leniency (especially in the world of now) create spectrum disorders in kids.

Cell phones create spectrum disorders.

Being abruptly exposed to different cultures who don't understand spectrum disorders make spectrum disorders
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28 Oct 2022, 10:07 am

autisticelders wrote:
ASPartOfMe wrote:
autisticelders wrote:
I have seen recent ads inviting parents to join lawsuits against the makers of tylenol to blame use during pregnancy as the cause of their child's autism. I find this outrageous, but of course it is not about anything but going after big money in a settlement. Shakespeare was right. ( only partially sarcastic or cynical) (in the play Henry VI Shakespeare had a character saying "first thing we do, lets kill all the lawyers")

Walmart, CVS Face Suits Blaming Common Painkiller for Autism
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Dozens of lawsuits are challenging the long-standing belief that pregnant women can safely take acetaminophen, an over-the-counter drug used in Tylenol and generic pain medications.

Women have filed 87 complaints in seven states against sellers of store-branded pain relievers, including Walmart Inc., CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Citing new studies linking the drug to increased risk of developmental issues in babies, the plaintiffs blame their children’s autism, attention-deficit problems or hyperactivity on significant doses of acetaminophen taken during pregnancy.

While the women say they should have been warned of the risks, the companies dispute the claim acetaminophen may harm fetal development. And some doctor groups, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, insist the medication is safe to take during pregnancy, saying the research is inconclusive and found no direct relationship to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Makers and sellers of acetaminophen “should have paid greater attention to the growing research linking it to developmental issues,” said Melissa McEvoy, a 42-year-old plaintiff in California who says she took acetaminophen to treat headaches when she was pregnant with her son. The boy is now 11 and on the autism spectrum. “There should always be the information presented, the potential risks, so that you can make an informed decision for yourself.”

In an emailed statement, Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said the company “does not manufacture these products. We expect suppliers to provide safe and quality products that comply with all applicable laws, including labeling requirements.” Representatives of CVS and Walgreens declined to comment on the suits.

So far, the legal fight represents a small fraction of the millions of pregnant women who have taken the medication. But lawyers for the plaintiffs on Thursday asked a panel of federal judges in St. Louis to consolidate the suits in the multi-district litigation (MDL) case so they can share information and schedule test trials. The panel will rule later on the request, which is opposed by the companies.

“It’s too early to say whether the claims expose the named companies to any significant risk,” said Holly Froum, a litigation analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “I think proving these claims could be challenging.”

For years, doctors recommended acetaminophen as the safest way for women to deal with aches and pains in pregnancy. The most common alternative, ibuprofen, isn’t usually recommended for use during pregnancy. Obstetricians estimate as many as 65% of US women take acetaminophen at some point during pregnancy — there were 3.6 million births in 2020 — along with 50% of women world-wide.

That means there may be hundreds of thousands of potential plaintiffs over acetaminophen, said Mikal Watts, a lawyer for some plaintiffs who wants the suits consolidated in federal court in northern California. “This will be one of the largest multi-district litigations” in US history, he said in court filings. “It’s a monumental undertaking.”

Emily Oster, a Brown University economist who has written books about data and parenting decisions, said that while there are legitimate questions being raised by new research, the studies are a long way from proving acetaminophen causes developmental ailments.

Until there are randomized, controlled studies comparing groups of pregnant women who take the medication and those who don’t, “it really doesn’t help us decide that question either way,” Oster said.

For now, the lawsuits are targeting sellers of store-brand medications rather than Tylenol maker Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of health-care products.

But Watts, the plaintiffs lawyer, told the panel that will change once the claims against the retailers are organized, which will clear the way for lawsuits against manufacturers including J&J.



I knew you'd keep us informed. Oh brother, more deep pockets to go after!! ! Thanks for the info!! ! You Rock!! !


Debate over possible acetaminophen-autism link heads to court
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Backed by studies that tie use of the common pain reliever with autism in offspring, lawyers for thousands of affected families plan to take on some of the biggest drug retailers in America -- alleging they failed to warn of potential dangers when selling their products that contain acetaminophen.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that 65 individual cases on the purported autism-acetaminophen link be consolidated into mass tort litigation to reduce the burden on individual courts and produce a consistent outcome.

Pending cases were assigned to Judge Denise L. Cote, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, for pretrial hearings.

Instead of one mega-trial, mass tort cases like this have the parties agree to try a small number of "bellwether" cases to gauge jury reaction. Sometimes the matter is settled before those bellwether cases go to trial.

Currently, the complex litigation involves nine defendants -- CVS, Costco, Family Dollar, Rite Aid, Safeway, Sam's Warehouse, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.

Although the companies sell different brands of acetaminophen products sourced from different suppliers, the court said the active ingredient at issue is the same.

Alicia O'Neill, a lawyer involved in the litigation, said her Texas-based law firm, Watts Guerra, "likely will file against many manufacturers" as the mass tort lawsuit picks up steam.

Such litigation may take three to five years, as a conservative estimate, O'Neill said, "but they can go much more quickly or take longer. Our goal is to always move forward quickly and get justice for our clients as soon as we can."


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28 Oct 2022, 11:09 am

Some bigot wrote:
ASD doesn't exist, it's just some bunch of malingerers pretending they've got an autism-like disability as an excuse to duck out of their responsibilities to society and sponge off hard-working taxpayers. Invisible? Well they would say that wouldn't they?



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28 Oct 2022, 4:30 pm

Someone with no experience around Autism …etc. might be limited to bigoted insights. Especially with the current 20 year lapse in making knowledge and treatments available to the general population. IMHO


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28 Oct 2022, 11:18 pm

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Someone with no experience around Autism …etc. might be limited to bigoted insights. Especially with the current 20 year lapse in making knowledge and treatments available to the general population. IMHO

That's very understanding of you.



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29 Oct 2022, 3:04 pm

Fnord wrote:
• Child car safety seats cause autism.

wait- WHAT?

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• Exposure to other children with autism causes autism.

Pretty sure my mom believed this.
She also believed I was the way I was because of yeast imbalances in my body.
-or because I had eatern refined sugar
-or because I had eaten red meat
-or because I drank dairy

At one point her paranoia about these things caused her to take away so many sources of nutrition that I had to hide bread in my closet and sneak into the kitchen at night to eat extra meals.



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29 Oct 2022, 5:57 pm

Fern wrote:
Fnord wrote:
• Child car safety seats cause autism.

wait- WHAT?

Fnord wrote:
• Exposure to other children with autism causes autism.

Pretty sure my mom believed this.
She also believed I was the way I was because of yeast imbalances in my body.
-or because I had eatern refined sugar
-or because I had eaten red meat
-or because I drank dairy

At one point her paranoia about these things caused her to take away so many sources of nutrition that I had to hide bread in my closet and sneak into the kitchen at night to eat extra meals.

8O
Thats outright child abuse.



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29 Oct 2022, 6:02 pm

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Obviously , the cause is Gamma Rays from Man in the Moon Marigolds . 8O , probably the only cause of Autism ??..lolz


The title of the movie is "the effect of gamma rays on Man-in-the-Moon-Marigolds". Not "from".

Flowers dont shoot gamma rays.

Never saw it, but I assume that the movie involved someone shooting gamma rays at flowers to see if the flowers got weird. They really did do that to seed packets of grapefruit seeds, and created a new breed of grapefruits.



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29 Oct 2022, 7:38 pm

In medieval Europe they knew the REAL cause of autism. When women conceived during one of the many days of the year when sex was forbidden, all types of problems in newborns were the result :lol:.


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