Experts Push for a No-Fault Vaccination Compensation System

by Staff | December 2nd, 2015 | Drug injuries

Modern vaccinations have been used to ward off disease in humans since the turn of the nineteenth century. As diseases evolve and develop over time, there becomes a need for advanced vaccines. With new medications can come new risks to patients. Some experts are calling for a compensation system to be created for those who…

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$1.75 Million Awarded to Victim of Risperdal® Side Effects

by Staff | November 11th, 2015 | Drug injuries

The courts have once again found that drug manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, failed to warn consumers of the risks of suffering Risperdal® side effects while using the medication. Reports indicate this is the third trial the company has lost involving the drug and they could be facing many more legal battles regarding the drug in…

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FDA Issues Warnings Regarding Hepatitis C Medications Following Drug Injury Reports

by Staff | October 28th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Federal law requires drug manufacturers to place warning labels on medications explaining the risks the products may pose; however, sometimes problems aren’t discovered until after a medication is released into the market. For instance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings regarding the risks posed by two different medications that are used to treat Hepatitis…

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Drug Injury Attorneys Examine the Risks of Taking Paxil®

by Staff | October 14th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Each year, thousands of Americans are prescribed powerful antidepressants like the drug Paxil®. However, the drug injury attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to warn patients about the serious health and safety risks it can pose. According to a new study, the drug Paxil isn’t effective in treating depression among teens. Furthermore,…

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Actos® Bladder Cancer Settlement Moving Forward

by Staff | October 7th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Actos® is a drug by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. used to effectively treat diabetes. Unfortunately, researchers have linked the use of Actos with the development of bladder cancer. In April, Takeda offered $2.3 billion to settle many of the Actos bladder cancer lawsuits in the wake findings showing a link between the drug and the disease.…

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FDA Calls for Increased Warnings on Zoloft® Due to Drug Injury Risk

by Staff | September 28th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Zoloft® is a powerful antidepressant drug used to treat a number of mental health conditions. Women who are taking or are considering using this drug should be aware of certain congenital risks the medication may pose to their unborn children if they are, or are considering becoming, pregnant. Research has shown an increased risk of…

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What Are the Chances of Men Experiencing Low Testosterone Drug Heart Attacks?

by Staff | September 10th, 2015 | Drug injuries

As men age, their bodies tend to produce less testosterone—a vital hormone that helps in regulating mood, energy, sex drive, and body mass. To help combat this decrease in testosterone levels, many men have chosen to undergo medical treatments that can boost levels of the hormone; however, controversy has arisen regarding the safety of these…

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Records Show Company Hid Data Pointing to Risperdal® Side Effects

by Staff | September 2nd, 2015 | Drug injuries

For years, studies have shown the use of the antipsychotic drug, Risperdal®, caused young teen boys to develop gynecomastia—a condition in which males grow excessive amounts of breast tissue. Now, allegations have arisen that the company that manufactured the drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manipulated and hid data from the public indicating the increased risk of…

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Despite Risks, Antipychotic Precriptions for Teens Increase

by Staff | July 29th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Risperdal® is an antipsychotic medication most often used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and certain symptoms of autism. Research has linked the use of the drug in young male patients to gynecomastia, which is a condition in which young males develop abnormally large breast tissue that often requires surgery to remove. Despite…

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Could Search Engine Results Help Reduce Drug Injury Numbers?

by Staff | July 23rd, 2015 | Drug injuries

Here in the United States, there are medications capable of treating almost any illness or disease from which we suffer. Unfortunately, many of these medications can cause a patient to experience harmful side effects. Some side effects can be as relatively benign as drowsiness, while others can cause organs of the body to shut down in…

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