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Why Is Belviq Potentially Dangerous?

Published on May 6, 2020 at 3:35 pm 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 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that taking Belviq is potentially dangerous and increases a person’s risk of developing cancer.

What Other Heartburn Medications Are as Dangerous as Zantac?

Published on Oct 8, 2019 at 6:28 pm 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 blocker. If that doesn’t work, you may be switched to a PPI.

With the recent reports of Zantac containing cancer-causing levels of NDMA, it’s understandable for heartburn medication users to have concerns about their future and health. With afflicted individuals filing Zantac cancer lawsuits, it’s important to understand the dangers associated with Zantac and other heartburn medications.

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

Published on Oct 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm 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 many were prescribed.

Dangerous drugs have been putting the lives of U.S. citizens at risk for years. When people are prescribed opioids, they may not fully understand the risks or they may already have pre-existing conditions that have adverse reactions to the drugs. This can make people extremely sick and develop more health issues. Consider the following opioid statistics:

  • About 21-29 percent of patients misuse the opioids.
  • 19,000 Americans died from overdosing on opioids in 2015.
  • The opioid death rate is higher than motor vehicle accident fatalities.

Opioid Manufacturer Knew Its Drug Was Widely Abused

Published on May 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm 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 for being at the root of America’s opioid problem, most have claimed they had no idea of opioid’s addictive qualities.

Now it’s come to light that at least one pharmaceutical company knew about the effects of their opioids. There’s a report from the Justice Department that Purdue Pharma had knowledge about how their drug, OxyContin, was being widely abused from its start in 1996, kept the information quiet, and continued to sell their drug as a “safer” opioid.

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

Published on Feb 1, 2018 at 12:23 pm 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 the ones that get commonly prescribed every day. They’re names we’re all familiar with—oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine, and fentanyl. All are legal and heavily controlled, but still widely available. Some, like fentanyl, are even illegally manufactured and traded.

When most of us think about the consequences of becoming addicted to opioid painkillers, we think about life-altering withdrawal symptoms, dangerous side effects, the inability to get relief from chronic pain, and the possibility of relapse. The risk of relapse, especially, is extremely dangerous when it comes to opioids since it’s estimated that 3 out of 4 heroin users start out using prescription opioids.