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Category: Dangerous Drugs

Lipitor’s Dangers Lead to FDA Safety Advisory

Published on Aug 16, 2013 in Dangerous Drugs.

Lipitor is part of a group of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. Statins are designed to decrease the “bad” cholesterol and increase the “good” cholesterol in the blood. They are taken by tens of millions of Americans and are overall found to be successful at reducing heart attacks. However, some concerns have been raised about possible […]

Understanding Birth Defect Risks Associated with Depakote

Published on Jul 23, 2013 in Dangerous Drugs.

Depakote (valproic acid) is a medication used to treat seizures and other neurological conditions. While the drug can be beneficial to some, it is highly recommended that pregnant women avoid taking the drug at all. Depakote use during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of several types of birth defects, according to several studies performed by […]

FDA Warning: Depakote May Cause Serious Birth Defects

Published on May 24, 2013 in Dangerous Drugs.

Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should consider their treatment options before accepting a prescription for Depakote, a branded version of valporic acid made by Abbott Laboratories in the United States. Studies show that the drug increases the risk of birth defects. It has also been linked to lower IQs in the […]

FDA Investigates Fresenius for Failure to Warn of GranuFlo Risks

Published on Apr 2, 2013 in Dangerous Drugs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched an investigation into Fresenius Medical Care, the nation’s largest provider of dialysis services to kidney patients. The investigation focuses on whether Fresenius failed to adequately warn doctors and patients of the risk of cardiac arrest and other serious medical conditions linked to the use of two […]

Pradaxa Lawsuits Joined

Published on Jan 17, 2013 in Dangerous Drugs.

Pradaxa, an oral anticoagulant developed by the Boehringer Ingelheim pharmaceutical company, was supposed to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Unfortunately, many patients who were prescribed the drug found that it had adverse side effects that neither they, nor their doctors, understood. Internal bleeding stands out as one of the most problematic side effects, […]

Pradaxa Lawsuits Consolidated in Illinois

Published on Aug 9, 2012 in Dangerous Drugs.

Yesterday, a panel of Federal Judges ruled that 21 lawsuits against the drug manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals should be joined together in front of one Federal Judge in the Southern District of Illinois. This consolidation, known as multi-district litigation, is intended to allow cases to move along more quickly and efficiently. The cases that have […]

New Actos Study Again Links the Drug to Bladder Cancer

Published on Jul 9, 2012 in Dangerous Drugs.

According to a new study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, patients with type 2 diabetes have a 40% increased risk of developing bladder cancer. Evidence found in the study reveals that those patients who have been taking pioglitazone, which goes by its brand name, Actos, suffer from a greater incidence of the cancer. […]

The Dangerous Side Effects of Propoxyphene

Published on Feb 11, 2011 in Dangerous Drugs.

Propoxyphene was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1957 as a pain reliever, and has since been used by about 10 million patients. However, the drug was recently pulled off the market, according to MedScape.com. Five years ago, the drug was banned in the United Kingdom because it posed a […]

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How To File a Life Care Centers of America Lawsuit

Finding the right nursing home, rehabilitation center, or assisted living facility for your loved one can involve weeks or months of research and visits. When you think you’ve found the right one, it can feel like a weight lifting off your shoulders. Not every nursing home is what it appears to be at first, though. […]

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Nearly 2,000 Children Sexually Abused by Catholic Clergy in Illinois

Illinois Attorney General (AG) Kwame Raoul announced on May 23, 2023, that his office had completed an investigation that has identified at least 1,997 children abused by an estimated 451 male Catholic clergy during a 90-year period across six dioceses in our state. The multi-year investigation first got underway while the current Illinois AG’s predecessor […]

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How Soon Should a Tetanus Shot Be Given After an Injury?

From motor vehicle accidents to slips and falls and other dangerous property scenarios, and defective product situations, these are only a few examples of personal injury incidents that can seriously hurt someone. While it may be intuitive to seek medical attention if you suspect you’ve suffered harm after one of these accidents, would you also […]

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