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- Crestor Study Shows New Risk for Users
A study published in September 2013 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology has shown that those patients who take Crestor have an increased risk of developing cataracts.
- Medical Malpractice Whistleblower Case Against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Settled
The immunosuppressant drug Rapamune was at the center of a lawsuit which was recently settled for $257.4 million.
- Fungal Meningitis: What You Need to Know
The New England Compounding Center, has recalled more than 17,000 doses of contaminated steroid injections and experts worry that as many as 14,000 patients could be at risk of contracting meningitis. As of this week, the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak has spread to 15 states, including Ohio. It has already infected 230 victims and killed at least 15 people.
- Contaminated Steroid Puts Thousands at Risk for Fungal Meningitis Death
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimate that as many as 13,000 people may have been injected with the defective drug, leaving open the possibility that the number of people infected with fungal meningitis will increase well beyond the currently known cases.
- What are the Side Effects From the Drug Victoza?
Victoza is a prescription medication that helps lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes, otherwise known as adult onset diabetes. The drug is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, and it was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in January of 2010. It functions by helping the body make more insulin and control glucose levels.
- Birth Control And Blood Clots: The Dangers of Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella
By July 2012, Bayer Pharmaceuticals had spent over $400 million to settle claims that its ‘wonder drug’ Yasmin-line of birth control is actually a very dangerous drug. In 2011, Yasmin was the 4th most-prescribed oral contraceptive in the United States and brought in $1.1 billion in sales for Bayer.
- First Mesh Implant Case Earns $5.5 Million in Damages
For some time, the FDA has been aware of side effects related to vaginal mesh implants. The first case involving these side effects went to trial in California and earned a multi-million dollar settlement. According to the FDA, complications with vaginal mesh implants are not uncommon. A vaginal mesh (also known as an urogynecologic surgical mesh implant) is a medical product used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
- New Dialysis Risks: Pete Maughan on the Recall of Dialysis Drugs GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®
A lot of questions have been raised following the recent developments concerning Fresenius Medical Care and their dialysis treatment products GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® after a memo was leaked to the FDA in which Fresenius warned doctors about the potentially dangerous side effects of its products. To help clarify, Pete Maughan, a Chief Medical Liaison at LegalHelp.org, has laid out the facts of the case and brings us up-to-date on the latest developments.
- Fosamax: Cure or Cause
One fact is that women are five times more likely to get osteoporosis than men. Physicians know there is no way to stop osteoporosis or to cure osteoporosis. Physicians do know that their patients can slow down this process by taking enough calcium, vitamin D, exercising, not smoking and limiting alcohol intake to no more than one glass per day.
- San Francisco Defective Products Attorneys Protect the Rights of Those Injured by Faulty Products
San Francisco defective products attorneys know that by law, manufacturers and designers of products are responsible for ensuring those products are safe when used properly by consumers. However, each year thousands of people are injured due to defective or malfunctioning products, or those that are inadequately labeled.