Does Onglyza Cause Heart Failure?

The FDA issued a statement earlier this month that it was adding a new warning to the labels of diabetes drugs like Onglyza that contain the saxagliptin and alogliptin. The FDA said the drugs “may increase the risk of heart failure, particularly in… Read More »

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Heartburn Medications Linked to Kidney Disease

New studies are showing a link between popular drugs heartburn drugs and an increased risk for developing kidney disease. Prilosec and Nexium, both in their prescription formulation as well as the over-the-counter formulation, were included in the studies. Prilosec and Nexium belong… Read More »


Eliquis and Internal Bleeding

Patients who choose the anticoagulant Eliquis may be confronted with an increased risk of internal bleeding. Eliquis is also known by the generic name apixaban. Like other anticoagulants, it’s used to prevent clot-related injuries like deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It… Read More »

Taxotere Hair Loss

Taxotere Side Effects at Center of New Lawsuit

A woman from Mississippi alleges she should have been better informed about the risk of permanent hair loss associated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere. Plaintiff Angela J. says her Taxotere side effects included disfiguring permanent hair loss. She says she was first… Read More »

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Xarelto Risk of Bleeding

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a medication used to prevent clots in the blood, otherwise known as an anticoagulant or blood thinner. It has been on the market since 2008 and is manufactured by Bayer. As with any over-the-counter or prescription medication, side effects… Read More »


Study: Fluoroquinolones May Cause Aortic Aneurysms

A new study shows that the cause of aortic aneurysms could be from the use of some of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the United States. These broad spectrum antibiotics, known as fluoroquinolones, are widely used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections. Approved… Read More »


Risperdal News: Janssen Denied Request to Re-Depose Witness

Several Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits are making their way through the litigation process. These Risperdal lawsuits allege that the pharmaceutical manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, concealed and failed to warn the community about dangerous Risperdal side effects associated with taking the medication. Recently in one… Read More »

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Invokana Side Effects: Kidney Failure

Invokana and a number of similar type-2 diabetes drugs have been linked with an increased risk of kidney failure and other Invokana side effects. Invokana (canagliflozin) is part of a relatively new class of type-2 diabetes drugs. This class of drugs works… Read More »


Pradaxa Use May Lead to Dangerous Internal Bleeding Injuries

Patients across the country are well aware that there is a potential danger of adverse side effects linked to prescription medications, with some being more severe than others. For Pradaxa, along with other blood thinners, patients have to be vigilant against uncontrollable… Read More »

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Cerebral Atrophy Causes Includes Dilantin

Cerebral atrophy is a degenerative condition in which the brain loses brain cells progressively over time. The cerebellum, which is responsible for movements like coordination, speech, posture, and balance, loses neurons. This, of course, has a number of negative effects for patients,… Read More »

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FDA Links Long-Term IVC Filter Use to Dangerous Blood Clots

Temporary or “retrievable” inferior vena cava (IVC) filters left in too long might cause serious complications, including the very issue the devices are intended to prevent: pulmonary embolism – a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked… Read More »

Onglyza risk of pancreatic cancer

Onglyza Associated With Cancer and Heart Failure, FDA Warns

AstraZeneca and Takeda Pharmaceuticals have recently been told by the FDA that their popular type-2 diabetes drug Onglyza (saxagliptin) has a strong association with heart failure and other complications like Onglyza cancer. There are currently about 26 million patients suffering from type-2… Read More »

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Does Lamictal Cause Stevens Johnson Syndrome?

The anti-seizure medication Lamictal has been linked to painful allergic reactions that can escalate into Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and TEN (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis). Lamictal rash is a medication side effect that varies in severity as a form of allergic reaction in patients… Read More »