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Mirena Linked to Pseudotumor Cerebri, Vision Loss, & More

Women who use the Mirena IUD, and similar birth control devices that release the hormone levonorgestrel, may develop Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC), a serious neurological condition that causes intracranial fluid accumulation (build-up of fluid around the brain). Seek medical attention immediately If you were implanted with a Mirena IUD and you are experiencing the following symptoms: [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Bad Drug News, Bad Medical Device, Mini Featured, Mirena IUD|0 Comments

CML Drug Tasigna Associated With Arteriosclerosis, Wrongful Death

Nilotinib, sold under the brand name Tasigna and used in the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia, or Ph+CML, has been associated with a life-threatening condition called arteriosclerosis that can lead to amputations, serious cardiovascular issues, and even death. Arteriosclerosis, also called atherosclerosis or hardened arteries, occurs when your arteries become thick and stiff [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Bad Drug News, Mini Featured, tasigna|0 Comments

Adverse Drug Side Effects: How To Report Them, When to Seek Legal Help

When you take medication for any type of health condition, in nearly all cases, your physician will advise you of whatever side effects are associated with the drug as well as tell you what you should do if you experience any adverse reaction Click Here. However, if you are taking any medication, you need to understand [...]

By | August 2nd, 2015|Bad Drug News, Featured|Comments Off on Adverse Drug Side Effects: How To Report Them, When to Seek Legal Help

Warning to Mothers Who Took Zofran While Pregnant

Zofran (ondansetron) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients who were suffering nausea after chemotherapy treatments. Unfortunately, many physicians, with encouragement by Glaxo Smith Kline(GSK), have been prescribing the drug for what is known as “off label uses” including morning sickness in early months of pregnancy.  Many physicians prescribed [...]

By | August 2nd, 2015|Bad Drug News, Mini Featured, Zofran|Comments Off on Warning to Mothers Who Took Zofran While Pregnant

Johnson & Johnson Pegged for $2.2 Billion Settlement Over Risperdal

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By | December 13th, 2013|Bad Drug, Bad Drug News, Risperdal|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Pegged for $2.2 Billion Settlement Over Risperdal

Makers of Topamax Hit With $4 Million Verdict for Birth Defect Case

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, was stung by a $4.02 million verdict last week after being accused of not warning pregnant women of the dangers to unborn children by their popular drug, Topamax. Pulaski Law Firm, L.L.C., along with the law firm of Clark, Love & Hutson and attorney Tommy Fibich represented [...]

By | December 4th, 2013|Bad Drug, Bad Drug News, Topamax|Comments Off on Makers of Topamax Hit With $4 Million Verdict for Birth Defect Case

OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplements Recalled After Liver Failure Death & Injuries

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to USPlabs, LLC, of Dallas, Texas, earlier this month, asserting that, OxyElite Pro dietary supplements, has been linked to liver disease. Further, the FDA went on to state that evidence exists pointing to the possibility that the product was contaminated. In the letter, USPlabs was [...]

By | November 12th, 2013|Bad Drug, Bad Drug News|Comments Off on OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplements Recalled After Liver Failure Death & Injuries

Medical Mistakes Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death In U.S.

Preventable, Medical Mistakes Now A Leading Cause of Death Back in 1999 the Institute of Medicine concluded that 98,000 people per year were dying in hospitals because of preventable, human error. Now, 14 years later, the news isn’t good. According to a study conducted by a respected medical journal, more than 400,000 people die each [...]

By | October 4th, 2013|Bad Drug News, Bad Medical Device|Comments Off on Medical Mistakes Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death In U.S.

FDA Refuses To Allow Gay Blood Donations

FDA Refuses To Allow Gay Blood Donations American Medical Association Says Practice Is Discriminatory And Not Based On Science Last month, more than 80 members of Congress wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services, criticizing the lifetime ban as an outdated measure that perpetuates inaccurate stereotypes about gay men. In the face of [...]

By | September 16th, 2013|Bad Drug News|Comments Off on FDA Refuses To Allow Gay Blood Donations

The Truth About Prescription Errors & Dosage Mistakes

Every year, deaths occur due to pharmacological mistakes. In nearly every case, the cause is human error. Simply moving the decimal point one digit to the right can cause instant overdose and death in some cases, depending on the drug involved. "Medication errors happen all the time, an estimated one million each year, contributing to [...]

By | September 9th, 2013|Bad Drug News|Comments Off on The Truth About Prescription Errors & Dosage Mistakes