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Steven Davis

$300 Million Benicar Settlement Reached

A $300 million Benicar settlement was reached. For those who believe their gastrointestinal illness was caused by a Benicar prescription, contact a lawyer.

Tor Hoerman

Calling Hyland’s Teething Tablets a “serious health risk” FDA Finally Drops Hammer

A stunning FDA recall letter dated April 7, 2017 to Jay Borneman, CEO of Hyland’s, lays out shockingly strong warnings and statements about Hyland’s dangerous teething products. The FDA stated a recall was necessary because “there is a reasonable probability that the use [of teething tablets]…will cause serious adverse event health consequences or death.”

Chad Finley

Deregulation and Budget Cuts Likely to Lead to Increased Adverse Event Reporting in Pharmaceutical Industry

With deregulation of FDA oversight, cuts in funding to institutions conducting government research and overview, and the potential for essentially the privatization of the FDA because of increased industry funding, it is likely we will see an increase in injuries and thus adverse event reports

Chad Finley

Should I Report A Drug Injury or Drug Side Effect?

For all of these reasons, it is imperative that consumers understand that the need to report drug injuries or side effects is great. Reports are a critical way the FDA can detect injuries or side effects early and prevent it from unnecessarily happening to others

Steven Davis

FDA’s 510(k) Approval Process One Focus of Morcellator Lawsuits

Approximately 28 morcellator lawsuits have been transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) consolidation. The lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) involve power morcellators, currently one of the most […]

Jessica Hoerman

FDA Warns Consumers of Liver Damage Risks Linked to Hepatitis C Drugs

Responding to numerous reports of patients who had either died or had to undergo a liver transplant after receiving two hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that the drugs can cause serious liver […]

Jessica Hoerman

Upcoming FDA Meeting Set to Review Fluoroquinolones

A report recently released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concludes that fluoroquinolones are no more effective at treating sinus infections, bronchitis in those with COPD, and urinary tract infections than a placebo and plans to review its […]

Jessica Hoerman

Pennsylvania Congressman Plans to Introduce “E-Free Act” to Ban Essure

U.S. Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA, 8th District) will hold a press conference today to announce his “E-Free Act,” a bipartisan bill to Congress that would ban the Essure contraceptive device. Essure, which is manufactured by Bayer, is a flexible, nickel-titanium […]

Steven Davis

FDA Asks Pfizer to Change Zoloft Label

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked Pfizer to change Zoloft’s label to reflect the warnings of researchers who have found increased risk of congenital cardiac defects in infants whose mothers took the medication. According to Pfizer, the […]

Steven Davis

Xarelto Lawsuit Alleges Drug Isn’t Effective, Even When Taken as Directed

A lawsuit filed last week in Pennsylvania state court against Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleges that the company’s recommended once a day dosage for the blockbuster drug Xarelto isn’t effective for a full 24 hours. A plaintiff with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who […]