Drug Injury Lawyers Examine The Possibility of Consolidating Zofran® Drug Injury Lawsuits

by Staff | July 16th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Many women experience bouts of nausea during pregnancy. There are medications that are available to help treat morning sickness, but our drug injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain some of these pharmaceuticals may put the patient’s child at serious risk of birth defects. Several studies have linked taking the anti-nausea drug, Zofran® while pregnant to…

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Report Shows Pfizer, Inc., Knew About Risk of Antidepressant Birth Defects

by Staff | July 1st, 2015 | Drug injuries

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that as much as 11 percent of United States citizens over age 12 take some sort of antidepressant medication. A large majority of these individuals use a form of the drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). What Americans may not realize though, is that…

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Lawsuit Challenges Laws Regulating Off-Label Prescription Practices

by Staff | June 17th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Off-Label Prescriptions Federal law requires all medications sold in the United States to undergo rigorous testing to determine what conditions the drug is capable of treating and what side effects the drug causes. The law also states a medication can only be prescribed to treat conditions the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given…

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What You Need To Know About Xarelto® Bleeding Injuries

by Staff | June 10th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Certain diseases and medical conditions can increase your chance of developing deadly blood clots in your arteries. Luckily, medications are available to prevent these clots from forming, but some of the drugs that are available increase the risks of other serious adverse health effects. Xarelto® is one of those medications. The drug can effectively prevent blood…

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Risk of Low Testosterone Drug Heart Attacks Prompts FDA to Require Warning Label Changes

by Staff | May 6th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Doctors have been prescribing medications containing testosterone to men for years to treat symptoms of aging such as low energy levels, decreased body mass, and decreased sex drive. However, these medications can put some users at risk of suffering adverse cardiac events. The dangers of low testosterone drug heart attacks and strokes has prompted the U.S.…

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$2.4 Billion Settlement Offered in Actos® Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

by Staff | April 29th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Actos® is a medication that has been used to treat diabetes in thousands of Americans. Unfortunately, studies have shown the drug is linked to an increased risk of the patient developing bladder cancer. In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required the company that manufactures the drug, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, to update the label of…

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Study Pinpoints Increase in Lipitor® Diabetes Risk

by Staff | March 25th, 2015 | Drug injuries

High cholesterol is one of the most commonly diagnosed medical conditions in the United States, considering there are currently more than 71 million confirmed cases in our country today. There are medications on the market that can be used to treat high cholesterol, but one of the most popular could be putting the health of…

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Millions Awarded in Risperdal Drug Injury Lawsuits

by Staff | March 12th, 2015 | Drug injuries

It seems as though the male patients who developed a condition known as gynecomastia as a result of taking the drug Risperdal® are finally receiving the compensation they deserve. A decision has been reached in favor of the plaintiffs in two separate Risperdal® drug injury lawsuits. In late February, a Philadelphia jury found Johnson &…

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Allegations of Wrongdoing Made in Risperdal Drug Injury Lawsuit

by Staff | February 6th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Risperdal is a powerful antipsychotic drug that’s used to treat serious mental conditions like schizophrenia; however, allegations have arisen during a Risperdal drug injury lawsuit that the manufacturer of the drug, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), failed to disclose certain risks that were posed by taking the medication. Attorneys for the victims argue J&J illegally marketed…

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How Can I Protect Myself from Defective Medical Products?

by Staff | January 21st, 2015 | Drug injuries

Manufacturers of medical products have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure the items they sell are safe to use; however, problems sometimes arise during the manufacturing and distribution processes that allow dangerous products to make their way onto the market. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls thousands of medical products each…

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