Quinolone Antibiotics Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy

Potent quinolone antibiotics, such as Cipro (ciproflaxin), Levaquin (loevoflaxin) and Avelox (moxifolxacin), carry the risk of dangerous side effects including peripheral neuropathy, a nerve disorder characterized by symptoms of tingling, numbness, unusual sensations, weakness, burning pain, or a change in sensation to... Read More »

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Benicar Lawsuit Claims Drug Causes Severe Diarrhea

  Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo has been hit with another Benicar lawsuit claiming the blood pressure medication caused sprue-like enteropathy, a gastrointestinal problem that mimics the symptoms of celiac disease and causes chronic diarrhea and substantial weight loss. Illinois plaintiff Deborah Dirksen alleges in the... Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Stomach Stapling Surgery

A stomach stapling class action lawsuit investigation has been launched to explore the possibility of legal action based on allegations that the procedure is too dangerous. Stomach stapling surgery is a form of gastric bypass surgery, a weight loss surgery. These types... Read More »

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Woman Says Cymbalta Caused Stevens Johnson Syndrome

An Arkansas woman is suing Eli Lilly, manufacturer of the antidepressant Cymbalta, saying the drug caused Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS), a potentially life-threatening skin disease manifested by a rash similar to a burn. Plaintiff Cristol Hutchinson accuses Eli Lilly of failing to... Read More »

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Third Senator Pressures FDA on Power Morcellators

A third senator has joined a growing group of politicians concerned about power morcellation and the alleged connection between this type of surgery and advanced uterine cancer. Morcellation is a surgical procedure wherein surgeons cut up tissue or organs before removing it... Read More »

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Xarelto Study Recommends Blood Tests for Patients

Researchers have published a new study suggesting that clinical monitoring may help spot patients at risk for Xarelto bleeding before they suffer Xarelto side effects. Xarelto is a type of drug called an anticoagulant, or blood thinner. Anticoagulants like Xarelto interfere with... Read More »

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Mirena Pseudotumor Cerebri Injury Patients Want MDL

The most recent Mirena allegations indicate that the intrauterine device caused harmful neurological side effects, in addition to perforation problems. The Mirena IUD is a small T-shaped device that is directly inserted into the uterus. It acts as a long-term birth control product that... Read More »

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Understanding Zithromax Side Effects, Complications

Through the decades, patients have been concerned about the side effects induced by medications. Popular medications like Zithromax have been at the center of this controversy especially with the number of injuries allegedly reported. Pfizer is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies... Read More »

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Risperdal Bellwether Trials Rescheduled

Three bellwether trials in the lawsuits against Risperdal manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals have been rescheduled. The first bellwether Risperdal male breast growth case, originally scheduled for trial on Sept. 29, has been reset to Nov. 3. The second case... Read More »

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African Fluoroquinolone Study Finds Liver Damage Risk

The University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria produced a research article addressing current concerns with fluoroquinolone antibiotic liver failure. Fluoroquinolones, or quinolones, are a family of synthetic antibiotics. While all earlier antibiotics were either produced by bacteria or fungi or derived from such... Read More »

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Mirena Statute of Limitations Court Ruling Favors Plaintiffs

Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD), which is widely recognized as one of the most reliable forms of birth control. Bayer introduced Mirena in 2000, aggressively promoting the IUD as a hassle-free form of birth control. However, a growing number of women... Read More »

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FDA Study: Xolair May Increase Risk of Heart Side Effects

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a series of statements about the risk of life-threatening Xolair side effects possibly linked to the asthma drug. Xolair is a breathing medication designed to help quell severe, hard-to-treat asthma, approved for people... Read More »

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