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April 1, 2020

Can Vaping make me more susceptible to COVID-19?

At this early point in both the vaping trend, and in the advent of the COVID-19, most experts well tell you it’s too early to tell if a statistical correlation exists between the two. However,…

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May 25, 2019

Not For Human Consumption: the Dangers of SARM’s

[caption id="attachment_5003" align="alignnone" width="1254"] Young man flexing his muscles in the local gym[/caption] Nutritional Supplements have always been a hit or miss proposition.  Whether you achieve the promised effects of the products aside, they can…

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April 18, 2019

Opioid Case Review

THE OPIOID CRISIS 50,000 people die in the United States each year due to opioid overdoses.  That is almost the equivalent of the total number of U.S. soldiers who died during the entire Viet Nam…

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December 26, 2018

Taxotere and Permanent Hair Loss

Chemotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for a wide range of cancers, but it comes with an often-traumatic side effect: hair loss. Patients who experience hair loss lose hair all over their bodies,…

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Filed under: Blog, Drug Injury

October 18, 2018

Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Linked to Serious Side Effects

When you get a vaccine, you typically don’t expect to actually get the disease the vaccine is meant to prevent. But many users of Zostavax, a vaccine manufactured by Merck & Company to prevent shingles…

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July 26, 2018

Onglyza® Heart Failure Cases Increasing

Onglyza® (saxagliptin) is an oral medication prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, otherwise known as Adult Onset Diabetes. It has been linked by studies to serious side effects, which can result in heart…

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May 17, 2018

Nexium®, Prilosec, Prevacid®, and Kidney Damage

Life is stressful, and in many cases, that stress shows up in our stomachs in the form of heartburn and other stomach distress. That’s ok, because we can just go to the corner drugstore and…

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May 10, 2018

Abilify® Settlement Negotiations Underway

Abilify® Settlements Reached With Three Plaintiffs We talked about Abilify® (aripiprazole) and its connection with impulsive gambling previously on this blog. We also reported that the manufacturers, Bristol-Meyers Squibb (BMS), and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, had settled…

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April 26, 2018

Tasigna® Leukemia Medication Linked to Atherosclerosis

Lawsuits are mounting in the U.S. from patients or their surviving families against Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer Novartis Pharma Stein AG due to complications suffered after use of their leukemia treatment Tasigna® (nilotinib). Lawsuits allege that…

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April 19, 2018

Invokana® Cases Heading to Trial in 2018

Dangerous side effects due to the use of the prescription drug Invokana® have been identified. Since the last time we wrote about Invokana less than a year ago, the number of Invokana cases in the…

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Filed under: Blog, Drug Injury, Uncategorized

January 25, 2018

Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) a case of selling snake oil?

If it were, the traveling salesmen of yesteryear would be envious. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) treatments have generated billions of dollars in revenue, with estimates of over $5 billion in 2017 alone. These products are…

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November 2, 2017

UPDATE: Taxotere Trials Set for September 2018

We’ve previously discussed the breast cancer chemotherapy drug, Taxotere (Docataxel) on this blog. This product is marketed and distributed by Sanofi S.A., a French pharmaceutical manufacturer, which also identifies itself as Aventis. The product has…

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September 1, 2016

Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Drug Taxotere Linked to Permanent Hair Loss

Hair loss is not uncommon as a side effect of chemotherapy. Most patients, however, can expect their hair will grow back after the therapy is complete. Complete and permanent hair loss, also known as alopecia…

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August 17, 2016

NEXIUM, PRILOSEC AND PREVACID LINKED TO SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS

Some of the most commonly taken medications in the United States are treatments for acid reflux or heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). These include a class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). Nexium,…

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June 27, 2016

Onglyza Linked To Heart Failure And Pancreatic Cancer

Onglyza the oral diabetes treatment designed to control blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes, otherwise known as adult onset diabetes, has been linked by studies and lawsuits to serious side effects, which can…

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September 10, 2014

New Xarelto Lawsuit Filed

On August 29, 2014, Shirley Boynton filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Eastern New York alleging that her use of Xarelto caused permanent and debilitating injuries.  She alleges that the manufacturer, Johnson…

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April 9, 2014

I’m Pregnant… What I Wish I Knew About Taking SSRI Antidepressants

Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors or SSRI’s are used for treatment of depression and anxiety. Common SSRI’s preparations are Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, and Prozac among others. Serotonin is a substance that plays a role…

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November 22, 2013

Pradaxa Case Filings Increase

The number of lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of the blood thinning agent Pradaxa has increased dramatically over the last month.  According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pradaxa is an anticoagulant (blood thinner)…

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November 14, 2013

FDA Declares Oxyelite Pro and Versa-1 Adulterated Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have deemed the dietary supplements OxyElite Pro and VERSA-1 to be adulterated products and ordered that they be removed…

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Filed under: Defective Products, Drug Injury

April 23, 2013

Fungal Meningitis: Still Spreading and Still Killing

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)continue to monitor and update results on the fungal meningitis outbreak, which began when the now defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC)…

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