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Category: Dangerous Drugs

Eye Damage After Elmiron Use

Posted in Dangerous Drugs on October 20, 2021

In 2018 a study by the Emory Eye Center found that chronic exposure to the drug Elmiron causes unique pigmentary maculopathy (eye damage). Recently, long term users of the drug have brought lawsuits alleging that chronic use has led to vision problems. What Is Elmiron? Elmiron is the popular brand name for the drug pentosan-polysulfate-sodium…. read more

Nationwide Recall of Zantac

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized,Zantac on June 30, 2020

Recently, the FDA directed that all ranitidine (Zantac) products be pulled from the market immediately. The recall includes all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs as ongoing investigations uncovered levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, increase over time. What is Ranitidin (Zantac)? Ranitidine (also known by its brand name, Zantac, which is sold by the… read more

Opioid Makers Face Lawsuits in 2019

Posted in Dangerous Drugs on March 15, 2019

Scientists intended prescription pain medications containing opioids to help patients reduce pain levels after accidents, surgeries, and debilitating diseases. Opioids achieve this purpose, perhaps too well. Opioids are highly addictive, leading to what many experts refer to as the current opioid epidemic in the United States. What Led to Opioid Problems? Patients prescribed with opioids… read more

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