Study Shows Mesothelioma Medication May Cause Patients to Suffer a Serious Drug Injury

by Staff | January 14th, 2015 | Drug injuries

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that can be developed after exposure to the toxic substance asbestos. There are few treatments for mesothelioma, and now a new study is showing one of the drugs that has been found effective in battling the disease may present users with serious health risks. French researchers examined the effects…

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How Can I Find Out if I Have a Defective Medical Device or Recalled Drug?

by Staff | December 31st, 2014 | Drug injuries

Drugs and medical devices are regularly recalled due to problems with their design, marketing, or function, or because new and dangerous side effects are discovered. But how are consumers supposed to keep track of these recalls and know if a drug or product is safe? There are numerous resources available to find out if a medication…

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FDA Lays Out New Guidelines for Information on Drug Labels

by Staff | December 10th, 2014 | Drug injuries

A medication may be deemed safe for human consumption,  but if you’re a woman who is or may become pregnant, that drug may pose a serious health threat to your unborn child. Researchers have gathered evidence that shows taking certain mood-altering drugs—known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)— while pregnant can cause a child to be…

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Indiana Drug Injury Lawyers Discuss The Dangers Of Government Shutdown

by Staff | October 2nd, 2013 | Drug injuries

October 2, 2013 While the federal government has halted, the Indiana Drug Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain the safety of the food and medications Americans use may be at risk. This is due to the fact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not conducting safety inspections during the shutdown.…

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FDA Issues Voluntary Recall Of Avastin®

by Staff | March 20th, 2013 | Drug injuries

March 20, 2013 This past Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it had partnered with drug manufacturer, Clinical Specialties, in issuing a recall on 79 lots of the drug, Avastin®. A press release from the agency explained the drug could be responsible for causing serious eye infections in patients due to contamination. Avastin® was approved…

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The FDA Announces A Voluntary Recall of Vistide® Injections

by Staff | February 20th, 2013 | Drug injuries

February 20, 2013 The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced last Friday they are conducting a voluntary recall of cidofovir injections, labeled under the name Vistide®, due to a defect. According to an FDA press release, some vials of the drug from particular lots contained particulate material in the solution. The drug…

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Number of Fungal Meningitis Cases Grows In Indiana

by Staff | October 31st, 2012 | Drug injuries

October 31, 2012 According to a story released by WIBQ News, a total of 40 cases of fungal meningitis infections and two deaths have been reported to date in Indiana. More than 1,500 patients statewide were exposed to the outbreak. On October 16, a lawsuit was filed on behalf on a Columbus, Indiana, woman, who claims…

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12 Cases of Meningitis Confirmed In Indiana By The CDC

by Staff | October 10th, 2012 | Drug injuries

October 10, 2012 With roughly 18,000 doses of an injectable steroid being voluntarily recalled due to contamination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced 12 cases of infection have been reported in Indiana. According to NECN News, the approximately 1,500 patients who were exposed to the deadly strain of Aspergillus Meningitis received the…

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FDA Lowers Dosage Of Acetaminophen In Children’s Medications

by fst | January 4th, 2012 | Wrongful death

With changes recently being made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower doses of acetaminophen in medications for adults, the agency is now tackling lowering the dosages of the drug in medications for children and infants.

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Roachdale Doctor Arrested On Charges Of Writing Excessive Prescriptions

by fst | October 19th, 2011 | Drug injuries

A doctor from Roachdale, Indiana, was arrested and charged Tuesday with excessively writing prescriptions for narcotic drugs and having sexual relationships his patients.

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