Cipro Peripheral Neuropathy Under Investigation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a drug safety communication about the possible risk of developing peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) when taking fluroroquinolone drugs such as the antibiotic Cipro. Many users who have taken Cipro for both short- and long-term... Read More »

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Xarelto Lawsuit Plaintiffs File Motion for MDL Status

As the number of Xarelto lawsuits continues to grow in the United States, a group of plaintiffs are moving to consolidate these lawsuits before one judge by establishing a Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL). That would allow the plaintiffs to organize all affected... Read More »

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Panel Rejects Mirena Intracranial Hypertension MDL

While a federal judicial panel did not rule on the scientific merits of Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging that it causes intracranial hypertension, the judges have rejected a request to centralize the proceedings. Last spring, a group of nine separate plaintiffs asked that... Read More »

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Benicar Lawsuit Filed by Woman With GI Disorder

A Benicar lawsuit was filed in a Montana court against Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceuticals and Forest Laboratories LLC alleging the companies disregarded the public’s safety by not disclosing the full nature and extent of the risk and side effects associated with using Benicar.... Read More »

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Morcellation Lawsuit Alleges Abdominal Tumors

A robotic hysterectomy patient is suing the manufacturer of the power morcellator used in her surgery, claiming the device spread cancer from a uterine sarcoma into her stomach region, causing her to develop seven tumors. Plaintiff Lisa Nielsen alleges in the morcellation lawsuit... Read More »

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Daughters File Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit After Mother Dies

A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary McNeil PPC Inc. by the surviving daughters of a Maine woman who allegedly died from liver failure after taking Extra Strength Tylenol. Plaintiffs Lisa Ryerson... Read More »

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Huge SJS Verdict Shows Hospitals Can Be Held Liable

A woman left with brain damage after suffering the rare autoimmune reaction Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) won a $120 million verdict, one of the largest in New York City history. The woman, Jacqueline Martin, sought treatment for seizures in a New York... Read More »

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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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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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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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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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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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