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Category: Dangerous Drugs

Drugged Driving in West Virginia

Posted in Car accident,Dangerous Drugs on August 30, 2018

Drugged driving is a serious and deadly problem. In 2016, an estimated 11.8 million people drove while under the influence of illicit substances. The most common drugs in drivers’ systems involved in accidents are marijuana and prescription drugs, specifically painkillers. The role THC (the mind-altering ingredient in marijuana) plays is unclear, because it can remain… read more

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $72 million for cancer death linked to talcum powder

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on February 26, 2016

A jury in the circuit court of St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $72 million in damages to the family of Jacqueline Fox who had died of ovarian cancer. The verdict, announced Monday night, came after a trial where lawyers alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower was linked to ovarian cancer…. read more

Dangers of IVC Filters Highlighted in National News

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on January 5, 2016

Recent reports from NBC news highlight the dangers of interior vena cava (IVC) filters. At least 27 deaths and hundreds of problems have been associated with ivc filters over the last ten years according to an NBC investigation. New reporting from an NBC investigation suggests that the company associated with manufacturing the G2 series filter… read more

Warnings issued by FDA over IVC Filters

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on December 3, 2015

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to C.R. Bard, Inc for violations of federal law relating to the safety of its Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter product. These violations concern safety of certain filters that were implanted in people as retrievable filters who had a temporary need to prevent a blood… read more

Study finds link between Viagra and Skin Cancer

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on November 21, 2014

A recent study has found a link between Viagra and melanoma. Researchers recently discovered that Viagra users were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with Melanoma than nonusers. Even men who have only taken Viagra once have an increased risk for melanoma. The study, conducted by Harvard School of Public Health has shown a link… read more

Jury awards $73 Million in Pelvic Mesh Case

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on September 12, 2014

On September 8, 2014, a 12 person jury in Texas ordered Boston Scientific Corporation to pay a Texas woman $73 Million after finding the company negligent in designing and marketing its Obtryx transvaginal mesh sling. The case was the first of many to go to trial against Boston Scientific in Texas State Court and was… read more

Settlement reached in 500+ C.R. Bard Transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on August 12, 2014

C.R. Bard, a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh, has agreed to settle more than 500 of the Avulta transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending against it for an undisclosed amount. C.R. Bard faces thousands of lawsuits, most of which are consolidated as part of a federal multidistrict litigation before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District… read more

New Warning Issued by FDA on Testosterone Products

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on June 25, 2014

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about the potential life-threatening side effects of prescription testosterone treatments. The FDA has informed the manufactures of prescription testosterone treatments for men that a warning needs to be added to the drug label warning patients about a heightened risk of blood clots in… read more

SSRI Antidepressants and Birth Defects

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on November 7, 2013

Many antidepressants are classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI. There are multiple SSRI on the market including: · Zoloft · Celexa · Symbyax · Lexapro · Paxil · Prozac · Effexor According to some studies, SSRIs are linked to serious birth defects including persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn or PPHN. Facts about… read more

Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Implant Recall Lawsuits

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on October 18, 2013

On July 6, 2012, Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and its ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem. These devices have been used since June 2008. The Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement device has been linked to an increased risk of metallosis. While the system is not a metal-on-metal hip device, it has metal-on-metal components,… read more