Lamictal, Chantix Users Report the Most Serious Skin Reactions

Certain medications can cause serious skin reactions known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). Stevens Johnson Syndrome is marked by flu-like symptoms that ultimately produce a potentially life-threatening rash that can develop into a burn, open sores and... Read More »

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Benicar Lawsuit Moving Through Federal Court

A federal judge in California has issued an order stipulating how to handle certain confidential and protected information in the case of a woman and her husband who are suing the manufacturer of the blood-pressure drug Benicar. In June, Susanne Ambler’s Benicar... Read More »

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Zithromax Heart Problem Study Conflicts With Others

A Zithromax heart problems study conducted by Seattle Public Health researchers looking at a possible link between taking the prescription antibiotic and a patient’s risk of developing or worsening existing heart problems conflicts with previous findings. According to the Zithromax heart problem... Read More »

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Intracranial Hypertension Linked to Birth Control

Certain oral and IUD birth control products have been recently linked to intracranial hypertension, also known as pseudotumor cerebri, a serious and painful brain condition in which the cerebrospinal fluid becomes abnormally elevated within the skull, causing tumor-like symptoms. Most popular birth... Read More »

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FDA Warns Public of Antibiotic Peripheral Neuropathy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public of concerns of serious fluoroquinolone side effects, including peripheral neuropathy. In addition to the warning, the FDA mandated changes to the labeling of some fluoroquinolone antibiotics to include peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral... Read More »

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Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuit Alleges Aggressive Marketing

A Xarelto bleeding lawsuit alleges a Virginia woman  suffered a life-threatening bleeding event after taking the drug. The Xarelto bleeding lawsuit was filed jointly by Virginia plaintiff Julia Green and her husband. Green began taking Xarelto in July  2012, and continued taking... Read More »

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Eli Lilly Moves to Dismiss Cymbalta Withdrawal Lawsuit

Eli Lilly Co. submitted a motion to dismiss a Cymbalta withdrawal lawsuit filed by a New York consumer who claims the company failed to fully warn him of the severe, negative Cymbalta withdrawal side effects he would experience when he stopped taking... Read More »

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Fluoroquinolones Pose Liver Damage Risk, Canadian Study Says

A Canadian study paints a grim picture of liver injuries caused by fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics. These drugs include Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, and other common antibiotics. This family of antibiotics was developed starting in the 1960s. Unlike older antibiotics,... Read More »

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Ohio Mother Files Risperdal Lawsuit on Son\'s Behalf

A Risperdal lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc. (Janssen) by an Ohio mother, alleging that they neglected to fully report Risperdal side effects such as rapid weight gain, gynecomastia (the development of breasts in males), and... Read More »

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Viagra Melanoma Skin Cancer Conversation Continues

  The conversation about Viagra and skin cancer continues with an article published in Harvard Health Publications that assesses the a recent study that found an increased risk of melanoma in Viagra users.  The concern about Viagra melanoma began in April 2014 when JAMA Internal... Read More »

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FDA Xolair Study Reveals Risks

Since 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been conducting a study on the safety of an asthma drug called Xolair. More recently the FDA mandated changes to the drug's labeling to reflect the risk of heart problems, blood problems,... Read More »

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Testosterone Lawsuit Says Abbvie’s AndroGel Caused Multiple Strokes

Grumpiness, lack of energy and fatigue are often part of the natural process associated with diminished testosterone levels that all men experience with age. These symptoms are also used in marketing literature to sell “Low-T” drugs. Now, new research suggests that thousands of... Read More »

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