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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

Lipitor Lawsuits

Lipitor Lawsuits Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium), a product of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, is a pharmaceutical that is used for the treatment of high cholesterol. Lipitor is commonly referred to as a statin, and is similar to other medications such as Crestor, Levacor, Zochor, and Provochol. Lipitor was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for consumer [...]

By | March 7th, 2013|Bad Drug, Lipitor|Comments Off on Lipitor Lawsuits

Steroid Injections Cause Fungal Meningitis

A Massachusetts pharmaceutical manufacturing company has announced the recall of all of its products in the wake of a nationwide meningitis outbreak in the United States. As many as 17,000 vials of methylprednisolene acetate that were shipped to 76 clinics in 23 states may be contaminated by the microbial fungus. As of Friday November 16, [...]

By | December 5th, 2012|Bad Drug, NECC Injection Meningitis|Comments Off on Steroid Injections Cause Fungal Meningitis

Yaz Lawsuits and Class Action Cases Continue to be Filed

Drosperinone and Ethinyl Estradiol, a drug also known as Yasmin and nicknamed Yaz, is a pregnancy-preventing low dose oral contraceptive that is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. In addition to its value as a birth control drug, Yaz is also approved for the treatment of mild acne symptoms. One of the most dangerous possible side effects [...]

By | November 15th, 2012|Bad Drug, SSRI, Yaz|Comments Off on Yaz Lawsuits and Class Action Cases Continue to be Filed

GranuFlo Treatments for Dialysis Patients

Side Effects of GranuFlo Treatments for Dialysis Patients GranuFlo is a type of treatment for patients who require dialysis. This brand is available in a powder form and is what is known as dialysates, a solution used by doctors to administer hemodialysis treatments to individuals who battle acute or chronic renal failure. Many people who [...]

By | November 12th, 2012|Bad Drug, Granuflo|Comments Off on GranuFlo Treatments for Dialysis Patients

Pradaxa’s Internal Bleeding Side Effects

Pradaxa’s Internal Bleeding Side Effects Dabigatran, marked by Bohringer Ingelheim under the name ‘Pradaxa,’ is a direct thrombin inhibitor. It is often prescribed for patients who have atrial fibrillation, a rapid, irregular heart rhythm that affects more than two million Americans. People who suffer from atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of blood clots. These [...]

By | November 7th, 2012|Bad Drug, Pradaxa|Comments Off on Pradaxa’s Internal Bleeding Side Effects

Pradaxa’s Internal Bleeding Side Effects

Pradaxa’s Internal Bleeding Side Effects Dabigatran, marked by Bohringer Ingelheim under the name ‘Pradaxa,’ is a direct thrombin inhibitor. It is often prescribed for patients who have atrial fibrillation, a rapid, irregular heart rhythm that affects more than two million Americans. People who suffer from atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of blood clots. These [...]

By | November 7th, 2012|Bad Drug, Pradaxa|Comments Off on Pradaxa’s Internal Bleeding Side Effects