Bayer Hit With Xarelto Wrongful Death Lawsuit

  A wrongful death Xarelto lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman who allegedly died due to uncontrollable Xarelto bleeding.  Xarelto, an anticoagulant, has been named in hundreds of lawsuits claiming that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn against the potentially deadly Xarelto... Read More »

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Pradaxa Study Claims Boehringer Withheld Drug Safety Info

Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the popular blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran), has been accused of withholding important drug safety information, allegedly leading to numerous patient injuries and  death. On July 23, the journal BMJ published a set of articles that suggest Boehringer... Read More »

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Benicar Patient Sues Over Sprue-Like Enteropathy

A California resident is suing Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories, seeking compensation for Benicar side effects. Plaintiff Willie F. of California says he took Benicar as prescribed by his doctor. Wilie says that while taking Benicar, he developed severe intestinal symptoms including “sprue-like... Read More »

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NJ Parents Sue GlaxoSmithKline for Zofran Birth Defects

A mother and father from Bergen County, New Jersey, have joined parents across the country who have sued the pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline for making and marketing Zofran, an anti-nausea medicine that allegedly caused their children to be born with birth defects. The... Read More »

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Pfizer Hit With Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit

    A woman from Arkansas is adding her Lipitor lawsuit to the Lipitor multidistrict litigation (MDL), alleging that the heart disease drug causes type-2 diabetes. Plaintiff Judy K. took Lipitor from November 2002 to July 2009. In July 2006, she was diagnosed... Read More »

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Essure Victims Support Each Other On Social Media

Medical experts are warning against prescribing the Essure birth control device for women who do not wish to have any more children. Touted as an affordable and non-invasive method for female sterilization, the device is now facing heavy criticism for causing major complications... Read More »

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Study Says Acid Reflux Medication Increases Heart Attack Risk

A class of acid reflux drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) have recently been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Some common brand names for these PPI medications include Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. PPIs including Prilosec, Nexium... Read More »

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Antibiotic Levaquin May Cause Severe SJS Skin Rash

According to recent reports, the widely prescribed quinolone antibiotic marketed under the name Levaquin (Levofloxacin) may cause the allergic skin rash known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS). Levaquin is prescribed to treat numerous bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections, ear infections and... Read More »

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Propecia Side Effect Info Now Available From NIH

The U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) has published information for those suffering from side effects of Propecia, sometimes referred to as post-finasteride syndrome. The NIH’s Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center reports researchers are now studying adverse events reportedly associated with a... Read More »

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Risperdal Misbranding Draws Civil and Criminal Penalties

As if being an adolescent with mental illness weren’t difficult enough, one psychiatric medication sometimes prescribed to boys and young men puts them at risk for male breast growth. What is Risperdal? Risperdal, an antipsychotic medication that’s been on the market since... Read More »

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Litigation Over IVC Filter Injury Side Effects Grows

Bard, the manufacturer of the Recovery and G2 IVC filters, is facing hundreds of lawsuits by patients who suffered serious injuryallegedly caused by the devices. Cook, another medical device company is also facing lawsuits regarding its Celect IVC Filter and Gunther Tulip... Read More »

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Viagra Use May Lead To Melanoma Skin Cancer

Viagra is one of the most popular drugs in the U.S. Viagra (sildenafil citrate) was the first drug to work against erectile dysfunction. Since Pfizer released the drug in 1998, the “little blue pill” was quickly regarded as a miracle drug for... Read More »

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Cipro Linked with Development of SJS and TEN

According to reports, quinolones like Cipro may cause some individuals to develop a painful skin condition known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Fluoroquinolones (also called quinolones) are some of the most popular and prescribed antibiotics in the U.S. pharmaceutical market. One of the... Read More »

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