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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.

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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”...
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