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Top 5 Reasons Drugs Are Recalled

Published on Mar 30, 2021 in Dangerous Drugs.

It’s estimated that over 4,500 drugs and devices are removed from pharmacy shelves every year. The recalled products often have prior Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, which means they have likely been widely used prior to being pulled. It is likely you, or someone you know has had a prescription medication or over-the-counter drug […]

Why Is Belviq Potentially Dangerous?

Published on May 6, 2020 in Dangerous Drugs.

Patients who consulted their physicians regarding appetite suppression could have been prescribed Belviq. This medication affects the chemicals in the brain to make a person feel fuller with smaller meals. While the medications initially seemed useful to those looking to make significant life changes in regard to their diet and weight, there are now reports […]

What Other Heartburn Medications Are as Dangerous as Zantac?

Published on Oct 8, 2019 in Dangerous Drugs.

Individuals who suffer from conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have the option of taking antacids, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), or H2 blockers. While antacids are useful for quick relief, they won’t do anything to prevent GERD. If you consult your doctor about this issue, it’s likely they’ll start by putting you on an H2 […]

Who’s Liable for the U.S. Opioid Epidemic?

Published on Oct 16, 2018 in Dangerous Drugs.

The opioid epidemic has hurt many people in the U.S. Opioid drugs are highly addictive and many people developed an addiction that lasted past their prescriptions. People may have turned to other forms of drugs to deal with the addiction, where they run the risk of overdosing. Opioids are strong painkillers, which is why so […]

Opioid Manufacturer Knew Its Drug Was Widely Abused

Published on May 30, 2018 in Dangerous Drugs.

The opioid crisis has caused many Americans to become addicted to dangerous drugs that alter your brain and can sometimes be fatal. Heavy scrutiny lies with major pharmaceutical companies that pumped numerous small towns across the country full of these dangerous drugs to make a considerable profit. While many pharmaceutical companies have come under fire […]

Is a Child of a Prescription Opioid-Addicted Mother at Risk?

Published on Feb 1, 2018 in Dangerous Drugs.

It’s no secret that opioid painkillers are destroying American lives every day. Our nation’s opioid crisis has been declared a national public health emergency, and more and more cities, counties, and states are filing major lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of prescription painkillers every week. The drugs being targeted by these opioid lawsuits are […]

All You Need to Know About Fen-Phen and the Redux Diet Drug

Published on Nov 7, 2017 in Dangerous Drugs.

People have always wanted someone to tell them there’s another way to lose weight that doesn’t involve diet and exercise. So, in the 90s when Fen-Phen the miracle weight loss drug reached the market, people were eager to give it a try. Fen-Phen is the combination of fenfluramine and phentermine. Pharmaceutical companies made similar versions […]

Opioid Crisis Declared a National Public Health Emergency

Published on Nov 1, 2017 in Dangerous Drugs.

On Thursday, October 26, President Trump declared a national public health emergency over the opioid epidemic. Trump said that over 90% of the heroin in the country comes from Mexico. He plans to combat this problem with preventing drugs from crossing the border. He believes his wall will inhibit the influx of drugs and reduce […]

Pregnant Women May Not Be Properly Warned About Depakote’s Risks

Published on Jul 5, 2017 in Dangerous Drugs.

Depakote ER (divalproex sodium) is a drug produced by AbbVie Inc. designed to treat many conditions such as, seizures, bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches. Depakote has proved to cause several severe complications. Now new lawsuits are suggesting that pregnant women are not being adequately warned about the risks of continuing to take the drug while […]

Drug Manufacturer Fined for Unfairly Raising Prices

Published on Feb 7, 2017 in Dangerous Drugs.

A recent settlement shocked the pharmaceutical world as the drug maker Mallinckrodt has agreed to pay a $100 million fine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for taking illegal action to maintain its monopoly of a specialty drug for infants.  H.P. Acthar Gel is an adrenocorticotropic hormone drug prescribed to treat infantile spasms, a rare […]

Cipro Might Be Linked to the Injuries of Gulf War Veterans

Published on Nov 9, 2016 in Dangerous Drugs.

Cipro, generically known as ciprofloxacin, is a popular antibiotic belonging to the same classification (fluoroquinolone) as drugs like Avelox. It’s been on the market for almost 30 years and is commonly used to treat bacterial infections including respiratory tract infections, UTIs, skin infections, and more. It’s also commonly used to treat patients who have been […]

5 Facts You May Not Know about IVC Filters

Published on Apr 14, 2016 in Dangerous Drugs.

An IVC filter is a small, cage-like device that gets surgically inserted around the inferior vena cava, a major vein which carries blood to the heart and lungs. The device is designed to permanently stop blood clots from traveling to the lungs and is usually only inserted after other anticoagulation treatment courses are unsuccessful. Despite […]

Fluroquinolones: An Overprescribed and Potentially Dangerous Treatment for Common Infections

Published on Mar 18, 2016 in Dangerous Drugs.

Recently a 21- member panel for the Food and Administration met to discuss the overprescribing of a specific class of antibiotics called fluroquinolones.  More than 30 people came forward during the open public hearing about the severe, life-altering side effects they have experienced from taking these antibiotics in potentially unnecessary situations.  As a result, the […]

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After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

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Two Nurses Arrested in Ohio for Nursing Home Resident Neglect

In April 2022, Sunrise Manor nursing home’s director of nursing and assistant nursing director were arrested for allegations of patient neglect. Christina Drake and Jennie Elliott are being investigated following a criminal complaint filed in regard to an incident that occurred in April 2020. The two nursing staff members are facing multiple first-degree misdemeanor charges, […]

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What Injuries Do Unattended Children Most Commonly Suffer?

It is a tragedy when a child is killed or injured in an accident that could have been prevented. Most of the time, it only takes one attentive adult to stop these tragic incidents from happening. The personal injury lawyers at Thomas Law Offices look at what injuries unattended children most commonly suffer and⁠—more importantly—how […]

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What Injuries Can Result From Slamming on the Brakes?

No matter how safely you may drive, you will undoubtedly encounter situations in which you will have to take significant evasive maneuvers to avoid a car accident. While avoiding a motor vehicle crash is virtually always preferable to a collision, there are times when the evasive action can also cause harm.

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