Alternatives to Elmiron for Interstitial Cystitis
If you’ve been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and are taking Elmiron, it’s important to understand the risks of doing so, as well as what your options are in the event you want to stop taking the medication for your pain management.
Top 5 Reasons Drugs Are Recalled
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?
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?
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?
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
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?
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 […]
Opioid Lawsuits Rise in Number as Federal Judge Urges Quick Settlement
On Tuesday, January 23, New York City joined the U.S. cities and counties that are actively suing the makers of prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin, fentanyl, morphine, hydrocodone, and Percocet that have played a major role in killing thousands of people across the nation. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $500m lawsuit […]
All You Need to Know About Fen-Phen and the Redux Diet Drug
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
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
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 […]
Cipro Might Be Linked to the Injuries of Gulf War Veterans
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
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 […]
Thomas Law Offices works with Kentucky Attorney General to resolve $15.5 million Risperdal case
The end of 2015 brought with it the successful end to Risperdal litigation filed by Thomas Law Offices, the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General and the Houston Law Firm of Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan and Heckman. The lawsuit, which alleged the drug company violated the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act, sought penalties against the company […]
Billions of Dollars Paid to Settle Cases Involving Use of the Drug Risperdal
Johnson & Johnson recently paid $2.2 billion to settle a decade-long investigation into the company’s illegal promotion of the drug Risperdal. The settlement was split between the federal government and multiple states and was the largest of its kind in U.S. history. The company also failed to disclose certain possible health risks from taking the […]