Bellwether Trial Order Set for Zoloft Birth Defects MDL

The Pennsylvania federal judge who has been overseeing federal multi district litigation (MDL) of Zoloft birth defect lawsuits since April 2012 has scheduled the first bellwether trial for early 2016. There are now 545 Zoloft lawsuits pending throughout the federal court system making... Read More »

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Xarelto Dosing Under Scrutiny Amid Bleeding Concerns

Xarelto, a new generation blood thinner, is currently under closer examination for its safety following numerous reports of serious side effects. Upon its release to the market, experts claimed that Xarelto was superior to Coumadin (warfarin), the previous gold-standard of treatment for... Read More »

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Experts Discuss Alleged Ketoacidosis SGLT2 Association

In the midst of the controversy surrounding the country’s main type 2 diabetes treatment drugs, a study was recently released that highlighted the risk of ketoacidosis. More specifically, the study indicated that there was a strong possibility of a correlation between this ketoacidosis and... Read More »

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Gynecomastia Makes Patient Reluctant To Take Risperdal

As Risperdal litigation continues throughout the country, patients are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about the devastating side effects this drug can have. This includes parents and their children, who may have been perspective Risperdal users as well as potential gynecomastia victims. In a recent case... Read More »

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Atrial Fibrillation Treatments Carry Internal Bleeding Risk

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a blood-thinning drug approved by the FDA in 2010 as a new alternative to warfarin for treating atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke. According to the FDA, over 3 million Americans have atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa has been prescribed... Read More »

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Georgia Woman Sues Daiichi Sankyo for Benicar Side Effects

A woman from Georgia is suing the pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo for allegedly causing her to develop severe intestinal and digestive injuries after taking the hypertension drug Benicar. Like millions of Americans, Robin D. suffered from high blood pressure. Robin's physician prescribed her... Read More »

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Study Suggests Nexium Increases Heart Attack Risk

A recent study conducted by Houston Methodist and Stanford University researchers found proton pump inhibitors (medicine for acid reflux), such as Nexium, to be linked to an increased risk of myocardial infarction. Nexium is a capsule taken by mouth and is used to relieve heartburn... Read More »

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Houston Women Speak Out Against Essure

Thousands of women have had the Essure birth control device implanted and report suffering  side effects including extreme bloating, pain, and even pregnancy. Most women are forced to have a full hysterectomy to end the everyday pain of having Essure implanted. Several... Read More »

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Understanding Stevens Johnson Syndrome Symptoms

Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a rare inflammatory skin disorder that can be fatal. Stevens Johnson Syndrome causes lesions in the mouth, eyes, and on the body. It can also spread to the internal organs. Although the majority of SJS cases occur in... Read More »

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Experts Explain Clomid Birth Defects Risk

Clomid is among America's most commonly used fertility drugs. It is also one of the oldest fertility drugs on the market, approved in 1967. Clomid is part of the ovulatory stimulant drug family, which work by inducing ovulation in women who cannot... Read More »

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Ill. Woman Sues Pfizer for Lipitor Diabetes

Illinois plaintiff Patricia R. is suing Pfizer Inc. for allegedly causing her to develop the incurable condition type-2 diabetes. Patricia claims that in direct result of being prescribed the defendant's block-buster drug Lipitor, her life was permanently altered by this new and... Read More »

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Nexium Antitrust Class Action Settlement

Teva and Dr. Reddy's have reached a class action settlement with direct purchasers and end-payers who charged the generic drug makers with engaging in a pay-for-delay deal to keep generic versions of Nexium off the market, in violation of antitrust laws. If you purchased Nexium... Read More »

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Onglyza May Be Linked to Thyroid Cancer, Studies Suggest

A new and popular medication for diabetes is part of a class of medicines that may be linked to an increased risk of thyroid cancer. The medicationOnglyza, also known by its generic name saxagliptin, is made by pharmaceutical manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb. The drug... Read More »

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