Recent Posts in Defective Drugs Category

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Members of Congress Publish Letter Expressing Concern Over FDA's Inaction on Essure

Three members of Congress recently sent a letter (PDF) to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D. expressing deep concerns over the FDA’s inaction on Essure. The FDA ...
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Australia Recalls Essure After Years of Reports of Medical Problems

Following years of reports of medical problems, chronic pain, and unintended pregnancies, Australia has issued a recall of the Essure permanent birth control system. Australasian Medical and ...
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Dangers of Actemra

The attorneys at Fleming, Nolen & Jez are currently investigating patients who suffered serious complications from the rheumatoid arthritis immunosuppressive drug Actemra. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Interstitial ...
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FDA Warns Consumers About the Dangers of Viekira Pak

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety warning in 2016 warning consumers that the use of Viekira Pak, a hepatitis C medication, can cause serious liver damage, acute ...
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Hernia Mesh Products - Problems and Recent Litigation Developments

A hernia occurs when an organ, tissue, or intestine emerge through a hole or weak spot in the surrounding muscle and/or tissue. Some hernias occur near the abdominal wall. Hernias can be caused by a ...
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Nolen Appointed to Taxotere Plaintiff's Steering Committee

Fleming, Nolen & Jez lawyer Rand Nolen has been appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in federal Taxotere litigation. Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt appointed Nolen and thirteen other nationally ...
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Taxotere Maker Allegedly Failed to Warn Patients of Side Effects

When a patient develops cancer, there are various treatment options that may be considered. One of these is Taxotere, a medication that disrupts the body’s growth and spread of cancer cells. It is ...
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Risperdal® & Gynecomastia

New studies show a connection between Risperdal® users and the development of gynecomastia. Unfortunately, this is a serious situation, which affected individuals should pay close attention to so they ...
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Two Diabetes Drugs May Have Risks Linked to Heart Failure

United States health officials made an announcement on Tuesday stating that two diabetes drugs may have links to heart failure. These particular drugs contain saxagliptin and alogliptin, which are ...
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Viekira Pak a 'Bad' Option for Hep C Patients?

In recent studies and analysis, there has been some data suggesting that Viekira Pak, a hep C treatment from AbbVie Inc., may be the least safe option of the available leading treatments. The data ...
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The Market of Dietary Supplement Products Big Business, Little Oversight

By Greg Brown 2015 was another hugely successful year for the dietary supplement business. Dietary supplements have become big business for many companies in this industry. For 2015, sales of dietary ...
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Mass Actions and Class Actions: Large Groups with BIG Differences

Many people do not realize that mass actions are very different from class actions. While there are similarities—a large group of people injured by the same defendant—there are also enormous ...
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Androgel and Low Testosterone: Attorneys Analyze a Case Study in "Health Awareness Campaigns"

If you have ever seen an ad for a prescription drug (often memorable only for the uncomfortable questions your kids ask afterwards), you know they can sound strained. With so many disclaimers, they ...
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Still Surprised After All These Years: Profits over Patients

You would think after more than a decade of litigating mass tort cases against drug and device manufactures that the testimony of Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy engineers would not shock me. But it still ...
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FDA Investigates Fresenius' Failure to Warn on GranuFlo and Naturlyte Dangers

On June 27, 2012 the FDA issued a Class I recall for two Fresenius dialysis products: Naturalyte Liquid Acid Concentrate and Naturalyte GranuFlo Acid Concentrate . Yet the most alarming and sobering ...
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Fresenius Recall - Naturalyte and Granuflo

If you’ve recently undergone dialysis, you might have been given the recalled dialysates Naturalyte or Granuflo. Both dialysates were recalled by the FDA on June 27, 2012. Experts estimate that over ...
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Pradaxa Blows Away the Field in 2011 FDA Adverse Drug Events

2011 was Pradaxa’s first full year on the United States prescription drug market. Last Pradaxa (also known as Dabigatran) generated sales of $829 million dollars in the USA. The drug achieved ...
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FDA Expects New Bill To Rake $6 Billion

On Tuesday, the senate passed a bill that enables the FDA to assess fees on foreign drug manufacturers and renew fee agreements with domestic makers. The measure is expected to rake $6 Billion over ...
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Fosamax: FDA Conducts Review Confirming Long-Term Use Has No Benefit

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted a second analysis of bisphosponates, including Fosamax. In 2004, the FDA’s first analysis linked Fosamax (alendronate) , a prescription drug ...
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Pradaxa - Trading One Problem for Another

Pradaxa (generic name dibigatron) is an anti-clotting drug invented and manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Boehringer Ingelheim is a German company with offices around the world, ...
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Pradaxa & Boehringer Ingelheim - With Great Profits Comes Great Responsibility

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals is a well known German pharmaceutical company with offices around the world, including the United States. Recently, the company announced that 2011 was an ...
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NJ Supreme Court Hands Accutane Plaintiff a Victory

In 2008, a jury decided that La Roche, the maker of Accutane, was liable for $10.5 million in damages to Kammie Kendall who took Accutane and developed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To date, La ...
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Speaking "Truth" To Power Easier with Millions of Dollars: Pharmaceutical Lobbying Efforts

According to the AP, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) spent $4.7 million in lobbying efforts for the second quarter. PhRMA is a trade group that represents the interests of ...
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Fosamax Drug Holidays May Not Be Enough

Per the New York Times , two advisory panels of the F.D.A. will consider the safety of Fosamax and other bisphosphonates which are used to combat osteoporosis and osteopenia. The panels will meet ...
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What are SSRI Anti-Depressants?

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of drugs and related medications often prescribed for depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive, “pre-menstrual dysphoric” and ...
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