The controversial Wyeth v. Weeks decision, which was confirmed by the Alabama Supreme Court this past August 15, 2014, provided a welcome ray of hope in a preemption landscape made desolate by the Mensing decision of 2011.

When the FDA released a safety communication earlier this year about the laparoscopic power morcellation (LPM) procedure, many women may have been shocked to learn that this fairly common procedure for removing supposedly benign uterine fibroids could result in the rapid spread of cancer if those fibroids turned out to be malignant.

A study published earlier this year by the American Medical Association found that “Sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra)] use may be associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma.” How much of a risk? An eighty-four percent risk, to be exact.