Viagra Melanoma Scrutiny Compounded by New Ads

Even as Pfizer is facing legal scrutiny over Viagra melanoma and legal action has started, the drug giant is facing concerns over its advertising. The United States is one of a handful of countries that allow drug makers to market their wares... Read More »

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Study: Teens at Heightened Risk of Expelling IUDs

Young women – ages 14 to 19 – are at greater risk of expelling IUDs (intrauterine devices) than older women, according to the results of a recent study published in the October issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Over a three-year period, the... Read More »

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Possible Xolair Side Effects Added to Warning Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forced additional safety information to be added to the warning labels of the common asthma drug Xolair, concerning potentially dangerous Xolair side effects. The possible Xolair side effects include heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and... Read More »

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Lawsuit: Cymbalta Withdrawal Symptoms More Severe than Eli Lilly Warned

A Colorado resident is suing the manufacturer of Cymbalta, Eli Lilly & Co., for omitting serious and important information regarding Cymbalta withdrawal. The Cymbalta lawsuit alleges that Lilly provided inadequate instructions on how to stop using Cymbalta and failed to include adequate warnings about... Read More »

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Antipsychotic Prescription Guidelines for Children Largely Ignored, Report Finds

Parents trust their children's doctor to prescribe medication appropriately, but a recent hearing on doctor practices by the Vermont State Legislature’s Mental Health Oversight Committee shows otherwise. The use of powerful antipsychotic medications like Risperdal to control bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other behavioral... Read More »

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Zithromax Heart Problems Examined by Health Care Professionals

A May 2012 New England Journal of Medicine study that suggested Zithromax could cause heart problem has come under criticism. The NEJM Zithromax study consisted of an analysis of data from millions of patients. Researchers found that patients taking Zithromax had an... Read More »

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The Risk of Quinolone Antibiotic Liver Damage

Antibiotics are one of the most commonly used medications in the United States due to the incidence of infections, but they are also infamous for causing some of the most severe side effects for patients. In particular, quinolone antibiotics have recently been... Read More »

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Lawsuit: Axiron Testosterone Gel Is Unsafe for Men

A recent lawsuit alleges that the testosterone gel product Axiron is unsafe and consumers who use Axiron are at a significant risk for blood clots or cardiovascular impairments Kentucky resident Steven Maupin filed the Axiron lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Company for allegedly failing to adequately inform consumers... Read More »

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Levaquin Lawsuit Filed Over Nerve Damage

Johnson & Johnson is facing a Levaquin lawsuit alleging that the antibiotic causes peripheral neuropathy. The lawsuit was filed by a Maryland woman, who claims she has severe and permanent nerve damage after taking the drug. The Levaquin lawsuit filed by plaintiff Karyn Grossman... Read More »

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Birth Defects Lawsuit Blames Effexor for Stillbirth

A birth defects lawsuit was filed by a Pennsylvania mother who alleges her son stillborn due to birth defects she claims were directly caused by the drug Effexor. Plaintiff Megan Wickizer was prescribed and took Effexor or Effexor XR to manage symptoms... Read More »

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Texas Man Is One of at Least 100 Suing Over Dilantin SJS

A Texas man suing the manufacturer of the generic form of the anti-seizure drug Dilantin is one of at least 100 people who have filed Dilantin lawsuits claiming that it caused serious and sometimes fatal skin reactions known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)... Read More »

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Infuse Bone Graft System Lawsuit Runs Into Complications

A federal judge in St. Louis has ruled against a key argument in a Medtronic lawsuit. The ruling applied to the assertion that the Infuse Bone Graft System is a defective medical device. The Infuse Bone Graft System is a medical implant. It... Read More »

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