Xarelto Lawsuit Blames Blood Thinner for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Drug giants Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals are named as defendants in a recently filed lawsuit alleging that they concealed their knowledge from the public and medical community that the new generation blood thinner, Xarelto, can cause life-threatening, irreversible bleeds. A Colorado resident... Read More »

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Stevens Johnson Syndrome Hits Two Tampa Bay Boys

Two boys from Tampa Bay, Fla., ages 6 and 16, contracted the painful and often deadly skin condition known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome. SJS is a drug-induced skin reaction that can occur after taking any number of prescription and over-the-counter medications, though... Read More »

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Zithromax Liver Damage and Stevens Johnson Syndrome Closely Examined

Zithromax (generic, azithromycin) is one of the most popular antibiotics in the United States, and is prescribed every day to patients suffering severe bacterial infections. However, Zithromax has also been criticized for being overprescribed, causing liver failure, and inducing Stevens Johnson Syndrome. This... Read More »

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Research: Quinolone Antibiotics Doubles Nerve Damage Risk for Men

A group of antibiotics puts patients at a significant increased risk for developing permanent nerve damage, according to researchers. Mahyar Etminan, a drug safety researcher at the University of B.C. in Canada, has spent significant time researching the link between peripheral neuropathy... Read More »

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Over 2,000 Lawsuits Allege Lipitor Causes Type-2 Diabetes

Another Lipitor lawsuit has been filed against Pfizer alleging that its prescription cholesterol-lowering drug directly causes type-2 diabetes. According to the over 2,000 Lipitor diabetes lawsuits currently pending in the Lipitor multidistrict litigation (MDL), Pfizer knew or should have known about the... Read More »

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Blood Thinner Study Suggests Pradaxa is Overprescribed

Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation. However, as many as one-quarter of people with atrial fibrillation who have a low risk of stroke are... Read More »

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Evidence of Zofran Birth Defects Link Continues to Grow

Researchers found in a recent study that mothers who used Zofran (ondansetron) were more likely to have babies born with certain birth defects. The research adds to growing amount of evidence indicating that Zofran can cause birth defects. There are now three... Read More »

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J&J May Shift Risperdal Defense Strategy to Causation

The jury in the second Risperdal mass tort case in Philadelphia, while finding that Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) failed to warn about the risk of male breast growth from the drug, determined that the drug did not cause... Read More »

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Beyaz Involved in Pseudotumor Cerebri Claims

Beyaz and numerous other birth controls have been, or are in process of being, investigated for allegedly causing women to suffer from pseudotumor cerebri. Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition that mimics the side effects of a tumor without the presence of one.... Read More »

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New Propecia Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

A new Propecia lawsuit was recently filed in a New York federal court against the pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co. Inc. Plaintiff Brandon R., a resident of the state of Washington, filed the Propecia lawsuit against Merck. Brandon received a prescription and... Read More »

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Judge Orders Benicar Lawsuit Status Conference

The federal judge presiding over all Benicar lawsuits recently consolidated them into a national Benicar multidistrict litigation (MDL) and scheduled a status conference for all Benicar lawsuits currently filed in a federal court to take place Wednesday. In early April, the U.S. Judicial... Read More »

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Preemption May Protect Generic Testosterone Makers

Makers of generic testosterone supplements hope a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court decision is their ticket out of the testosterone multidistrict litigation pending in a Chicago federal court. These generic drug manufacturers seek to shield themselves from liability under Pliva v. Mensing, in... Read More »

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Early Diagnosis Crucial to Dilantin SJS Recovery

According to news and medical reports, early diagnosis is crucial to Dilantin SJS survival. An early diagnosis of Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) shortly after starting a prescription of the popular Pfizer anti-epileptic drug saved one woman from weeks to months in the hospital burn... Read More »

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