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Minuteman 04-05-2014 02:39 AM

Please share with anyone who may be interested in joining this lawsuit.

 

http://www.hbsslaw.com/cases-and-investigations/cases/SkinMedica

 

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According to the firm’s investigation, SkinMedica’s TNS products, which have been sold nationally through doctors’ offices and retailers, contain a proprietary mix of “human growth factors” derived from human foreskin tissue. Human growth factors are intended to mobilize, stimulate, or otherwise alter the production of cells, including the ability to initiate cell division, which could stimulate growth of cancerous tumor cells, according to the complaint.

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The lawsuit is a proposed class action based upon California’s consumer protection laws, and seeks to represent a class of all persons in the U.S. who purchased SkinMedica’s TNS products during the last four years.


Minuteman 10-21-2014 03:49 PM

An update:

"Allergan Can't Duck Class Action Over Cream Cancer Risks" 8 September 2014.

http://www.law360.com/articles/574771

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A California federal judge on Friday refused to throw out a proposed class action claiming an Allergan Inc. subsidiary concealed from consumers that its anti-aging creams derived from human foreskin cells pose a cancer risk, finding the products could be considered drugs that haven’t received government approval.

In an order mostly denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ruled plaintiff Josette Ruhnke’s complaint sufficiently alleged that the sale of SkinMedica Inc.’s line of “Tissue Nutrient Solution” products containing the compound “NouriCel”...

Minuteman 07-15-2015 12:01 AM

An update:

"Plaintiffs Seek Cert. in SkinMedica Skin Cream Class Action Lawsuit" 14 May 2015.

http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-s...ction-lawsuit/

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On May 11, the plaintiff consumers suing Allergan Inc. and SkinMedica Inc. asked a California federal court for Class certification. This Allergan SkinMedica class action lawsuit alleges the companies knowingly concealed the cancer risks associated with the use of their anti-aging creams, which are composed of human foreskin cells, cow blood, and other biomaterials.

Plaintiffs Josette Ruhnke and Cindy Verity asked a federal judge to grant them certification for a nationwide Class that would include all consumers who purchased products from SkinMedica’s Tissue Nutrient Solution line from March 2010 to present.
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Additionally, the plaintiffs also reasserted before the California court that the SkinMedica skin cream products fall under the FDA’s definition of drugs and cosmetics.


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