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- 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.
- 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.
- Some Actos Claims Need to be Filed by June 2012
In many states, the statute of limitations for pharmaceutical injury lawsuits is one year, and we believe the manufacturer of Actos will argue that the statute of limitations began running on June 15, 2011, when the FDA issued a warning about the link between Actos and bladder cancer. Thus, patients who developed bladder cancer while on Actos should contact an attorney immediately to ensure their claims are preserved.
- Doctor Proposes Information Tech to Reduce Prescription Errors
A study found that drug-related errors accounted for about a quarter of all preventable patient injuries. The study estimated that between 10 percent and 15 percent of prescriptions contain errors. Many people think medical malpractice consists mainly of sensational cases, like accidentally leaving medical instruments inside a surgery patient. The reality is that medical malpractice often takes a more mundane but equally dangerous form: illegible handwriting on drug prescriptions.
- Did Zoloft Cause My Child’s Birth Defects?
In the case of Zoloft, this was prescribed to pregnant women by doctors who truly believed they were not risking the health of the unborn child. And the mother trusted the judgment of the doctor. What nobody counted on, was that manufacturer of Zoloft may have known of these unacceptable risks, yet did nothing to warn pregnant women of these dangers.
- Is Actos Responsible for My Bladder Cancer?
by Cates Law
The French National Health Insurance Plan conducted a study (2006-2009) to determine if there was any validity to the claims that Actos was responsible for significantly increasing the risk of bladder cancer. They concluded that there was a significant increase in the risk of bladder cancer for those who took Actos. Further, they found positive correlation between bladder cancer and the dosage and duration of use.
- Effects of Zoloft on Fetal Growth
Easier said than done, but if you can find a way to combat depression that doesn't involve Zoloft, especially during your third trimester, then those risks to your child are dramatically reduced. Certain birth defect risks, such as pulmonary hypertension, have been reported to increase 600% when mothers took Zoloft in their last trimester.
- Long Lasting Sexual Side Effects of Propecia
by Cates Law
It is a widely held belief that if one begins taking Propecia and they experience side effects, such as gynecomastia, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, impotence, etc., they can simply stop taking the medication and everything goes back to normal. Unfortunately this is often not the case.
- Sexual Side Effects of Zoloft
Zoloft has been shown in several double blind studies to cause numerous sexual side effects for both men and women. Up to 70% of men on Zoloft experienced difficulties with ejaculation. For women on Zoloft, almost half experienced difficulties with orgasm. For both men and women, 12% had problems becoming sexually aroused, while on Zoloft.
- Actos Litigation Moves Forward
Scientists recently linked the blockbuster diabetes drug Actos to bladder cancer. Actos’ maker insists that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks, but bladder cancer sufferers disagree. The first hearing was recently scheduled for a wave of lawsuits against diabetes drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceuticals.