Avelox Side Effects Can Cause Liver Failure, Health Canada Warns

Recent safety reviews around the world have found that the widely used antibiotic Avelox, or the generic moxifloxacin, may be linked to potentially life-threatening liver damage, including liver failure. A Health Canada study warns that Avelox users experiencing abdominal pain, diminished appetite,... Read More »

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FDA Prepared Cymbalta Withdrawal Presentation As Early As 2009

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration prepared a presentation about Cymbalta "discontinuation syndrome," popularly called withdrawl, as early as 2009. Cymbalta is an antidepressant, a drug designed to help patients suffering from depression. However, concerns have grown that patients who stop taking... Read More »

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Risperdal Side Effects Lawsuits Moving Forward

After a delay, the massive legal action over Risperdal side effects is moving forward. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Risperdal, alleging that the drug can cause a condition called gynecomastia, particularly in younger patients. Gynecomastia, also called... Read More »

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Benicar Case Study Shows Link to Sprue-Like Enteropathy

An increasing number of patients are suffering from Benicar side effects that point to a link between the blood-pressure medication and sprue-like enteropathy. A recent case study featured a 52-year-old woman prescribed Benicar to treat her hypertension who suffered a weight loss of 45... Read More »

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Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Settlement Talks Move Forward

Several metal on metal hip implant lawsuits have been filed against Biomet, DePuy and other hip implant manufacturers for faulty metal-on-metal hip replacements. Bellwether trials representing the thousands of metal hip implant lawsuits are underway, and in some cases, so are settlement... Read More »

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Pfizer, Wyeth Hit with Effexor Birth Defect Lawsuit by Mo. Couple

A Missouri couple filed an Effexor lawsuit against Pfizer Inc. and their subsidiary, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, for the injuries their child has suffered. Plaintiffs Janet Lee and Jeffery Lynn Wheeler's son was born with multiple birth defects, which the couple alleges was directly caused... Read More »

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Takeda Faces Actos Bladder Cancer Class Action By Third-Party Group

A number of members of the Painters and Allied Trades District Council 82 Health Care Fund (“Painters Fund”) filed an Actos lawsuit, and formed an Actos multidistrict litigation (MDL ) against Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The Actos patients along with the Painters Fund, which paid for... Read More »

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Victoza Should Not Be Used for Weight Loss, Group Says

Public Citizen, a prominent consumer watchdog group, has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to not expand the diabetes drug Victoza to be used for weight loss purposes, telling the FDA that Victoza is "too toxic to be approved for weight loss... Read More »

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Allopurinol May Cause SJS in Children

An article in the journal Pediatric Rheumatology suggests a possible link between a common arthritis drug and Stevens Johnson Syndrome in children. The article was focused on using Allopurinol and how it could cause kidney problems in patients, particularly younger patients, but one observation... Read More »

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Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $3.5M In Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

A South Dakota woman was recently awarded $3.35 million in the first of 2,100 vaginal mesh lawsuits. They jury will now weigh punitive damages that may total as much as $16.75 million. The Atlantic City jury found that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit failed to warn... Read More »

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