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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

NuVasive MAGEC® For Scoliosis Linked to Serious Complications

If your child suffers with early onset scoliosis, you need to be aware of some disturbing and dangerous complications that may be experienced with a newer type of grow-rod system. After being hailed as a safer alternative to traditional grow rods that are surgically implanted in young patients who suffer from early-onset scoliosis (EOS), research [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Bad Medical Device, Mini Featured|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

Baby Crib Bumpers Cause Big Spike in Infant Deaths

According to a new study by The Journal of Pediatrics, in the last 7 years the number of infants who have died as a result of baby crib bumpers has tripled. Baby crib bumper deaths have been on the radar for years with the American Academy of Pediatrics advising parents not use any type of [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Baby News, Health News, Mini Featured|Comments Off on Baby Crib Bumpers Cause Big Spike in Infant Deaths

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

Transvaginal Mesh Settlement for $830 Million by Endo International

Endo International PLC has agreed to settle roughly 20,000 claims and lawsuits for $830 million to women who were injured by transvaginal mesh implants. The company released a statement saying that it settled claims related to the Apogee, Perigee and Elevate vaginal mesh devices, specifically. About The Vaginal Mesh Devices Beginning in the late 1990’s, [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|Bad Medical Device, Mini Featured, Vaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Transvaginal Mesh Settlement for $830 Million by Endo International

$1.2 Million Verdict in Texas Vaginal Mesh Implant Case

A Texas jury has ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $1.2 million to a plaintiff who claimed that her vaginal mesh implant was defective. The jury decided that the design of the mesh implant was defective and awarded Linda Batiste the large sum as compensation for damages and pain after the device eroded inside her. [...]

By | April 14th, 2014|Mini Featured, Vaginal Mesh|Comments Off on $1.2 Million Verdict in Texas Vaginal Mesh Implant Case

Risperdal Makers Fight to Keep Study Results Private

Risperdal Makers Fight to Keep Study Results from Going Public Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson are fighting to keep results from clinical studies for Risperdal sealed and private, against the requests of the patients who are claiming the drug has caused abnormal breast growth in boys and young men. The legal team for Johnson & [...]

By | January 17th, 2014|Mini Featured, Risperdal|Comments Off on Risperdal Makers Fight to Keep Study Results Private