Lawsuits Allege Effexor Causes Birth Defects

Effexor, also known as venlafaxine, is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) antidepressant drug that is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Effexor for these uses in 1993. However, allegations... Read More »

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Axiron Lawsuit Alleges Testosterone Product Dangers

A testosterone product lawsuit filed by an Alabama man alleges the low-T drug Axiron caused blood clot-related heart problems. Plaintiff Randy Wood alleges he suffered a stroke in 2012 after taking Axiron. According to his testosterone product lawsuit, Wood will face an... Read More »

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Quinolones Antibiotics Increase Peripheral Neuropathy Risk

The most widely prescribed antibiotics in the world are members of the quinolone family. Cipro (ciprofloxin), Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Avelox (moxifloxacin) are the most common, used to treat respiratory ailments and urinary tract infections (UTIs). They are also the most known for... Read More »

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Extra Strength Tylenol Lawsuit Alleges Acute Liver Failure

  Johnson & Johnson has been hit with another Tylenol lawsuit alleging the popular over-the-counter medicine caused acute liver failure. Rhode Island plaintiff Beth M. Tedeschi alleges in the Tylenol lawsuit that she began using Extra Strength Tylenol sometime in May 2011 and continued... Read More »

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Lipitor Diabetes Mass Tort Progressing

Lawyers involved in the multidistrict litigation against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer — which is the defendant in nearly 2,000 Lipitor lawsuits in which women claim the popular statin drug designed to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke purportedly... Read More »

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Bayer Hit With Xarelto Internal Bleeding Lawsuit

Drug makers Bayer and Johnson & Johnson are facing a Xarelto lawsuit related to safety concerns about the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban). An Illinois resident filed the Xarelto lawsuit against the manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and the... Read More »

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Xolair Lawsuits Cite Blood Clot Side Effect

Xolair, a popular asthma medication, is at the center of numerous lawsuits across the United States filed by adolescent and adult users who allege they suffered a blood clot injury after taking Xolair. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently detailed... Read More »

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Quinolone Drugs Cause Concern about SJS Side Effects

Fluoroquinolone (or quinolone) drugs Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox are allegedly increasing the development of cases of Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) across the country. The manufacturers of these popular antibiotics are facing SJS lawsuits and are being accused of failing to properly warn... Read More »

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Study: Zithromax Users Prone to Heart Ailments

Zithromax, also known as azithromycin or Z-Pak, substantially increases a patient’s chances for developing deadly heart problems, according to a 14-year Vanderbilt University study. Zithromax, the commonly used Pfizer Inc. antibiotic, is prescribed to such ailments as bacterial respiratory infections, skin infections,... Read More »

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Cymbalta Withdrawal Issues Noted in FDA Report

Many patients taking antidepressants like Cymbalta suffer withdrawal, though the drug's makers prefer to call it an "antidepressant discontinuation syndrome." With information about Cymbalta withdrawal only becoming widespread in the last few years, many patients may only now be getting Cymbalta withdrawal... Read More »

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Benicar Lawsuit Alleges Needless Hospital Visits

A Benicar lawsuit has alleged that the drug caused a patient to suffer from celiac disease symptoms. According to her Benicar lawsuit, Brenda D. Baugh of Ohio was prescribed Benicar in order to improve her blood pressure. But during the time she... Read More »

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Risperdal Study Claims 69% Increase of Gynecomastia Risk

A recent Risperdal gynecomastia study shows that the risk for developing gynecomastia while taking the antipsychotic drug is as high as 69 percent, while most Risperdal studies have indicated a slight to moderate increased chance of developing gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the abnormal... Read More »

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