Propecia and Proscar Linked to Sexual Disfunction

South Carolina Proscar and Propecia Lawsuit Two popular drugs, proscar and propecia, which contain the hair growth drug finasteride, have recently come under fire for causing complications which include sexual disfunction, male breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Somewhat shocking considering Merck's own advertisements paint the picture of how … [Read more...]

Drug Manufacturer Watson Sues FDA Over Generic Actos Release

Watson Pharmaceuticals has filed a lawsuit against the FDA for denying shared exclusivity, despite the fact that the drug company followed all the FDA’s requirements. Watson planned to release the generic version of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s controversial Actos drug on August 17th. In 2010, Watson got approval to market the generic pioglitazone … [Read more...]

Actos Increases Bladder Cancer Risk Compared to Different Class of Diabetes Drugs

A new study released earlier this month, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that thiazolidinedione (TZD) drugs like Actos were more likely to cause bladder cancer than a different class of drugs called sulfonylurea drugs. Patients who took TZD drugs were two to three times more likely to develop bladder cancer than … [Read more...]

FDA panel fails to agree on Bisphosphonate Drug Restrictions

South Carolina Fosamax Lawsuit Reproductive Health Drugs and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory board met last week to determine whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require drug companies to change the label on bisphosphonate drugs to warn that the drug not be used long term. Read about one bisphosphonate drug … [Read more...]

Facts about Pregnancy and Antidepressants

South Carolina SSRI Drug Lawyers Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women ready to welcome a child into this world. These feelings of excitement though can also be paired with overwhelming anxiety and stress, making these joyful time burdensome and full of worry. Depression is one of the most common conditions women suffer from during their … [Read more...]

Gardasil Vaccine May Have More Side Effects than Reported

South Carolina Gardasil Lawyers The much hyped HPV vaccine, Gardasil, may have more side effects than initially reported. Gardasil was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June of 2006. It is made by Merck Inc. and has been aggressively marketed to families of young females. Gardasil’s clinical trials reportedly concluded that … [Read more...]

Actos Bellwether Cases Scheduled for MDL 2299

Presiding Judge Rebecca Doherty has issued a detailed schedule for proceedings in the Actos Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) 2299. Bellwether trials, which are typical in MDLs, are early trials designed by both parties to gauge the juries’ reactions to evidence. The trials picked as bellwether cases normally represent egregious cases. Attorneys … [Read more...]

Women with Type 2 Diabetes More Likely to Develop, Less Likely to Survive, Breast Cancer

Two studies published recently report on the link between Type 2 diabetes and breast cancer. One study led by A.L. Ronco of Pereira Rossell Women's Hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay, showed that women who were obese and had Type 2 diabetes related to obesity were 9 times as likely to develop breast cancer. The other study, led by Wei-Wu Chen of … [Read more...]

Despite Outcry, Still No Actos Recall in Europe or the US

Actos Lawsuit Although the trial against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of the controversial diabetes drug Actos, continues to heat up Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency have not issued recalls of the drug. In 2011, citing strong evidence of Actos’s link to bladder cancer, as well as heart failure, … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Case Related to Actos Investigation Unsealed

In March of this year, US District Judge F. Dennis Saylor had Dr. Helen Ge’s whistleblower case against Takeda Pharmaceuticals unsealed. The case was initially filed in 2010 against the pharmaceutical giant, claiming the company failed to properly report adverse side effects, such as bladder cancer and congestive heart failure, to the FDA. Dr. … [Read more...]

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