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FDA Finds Safety Problems With Eliquis

FDA Reviews Eliquis Data and Finds Safety Problems As More Lawsuits are Filed For the last few years, BristolMyers Squibb and Pfizer have pushed their joint anticoagulant, Eliquis, as safer than many other anticoagulants out on the market, including Pradaxa, Coumadin/warfarin, and Xarelto – all of which face personal injury and wrongful death … [Read more...]

Counterfeit Cialis is Dangerous Drug Per FDA

FDA Turns Away Shipment of Dangerous Drug with Both Cialis and Viagra Inside The Food and Drug Administration in the US recently turned away a shipment of Cialis, an erectile dysfunction drug that is a direct competitor to Viagra, which the safety agency claims came from Australia. The Cialis in the shipment is a particularly dangerous drug … [Read more...]

Pfizer’s Geodon Can Cause Fatal Skin Reaction

FDA Posts Warning About Pfizer’s Antipsychotic Geodon Due to Potentially Fatal Skin Reaction The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a serious warning about a dangerous drug – Pfizer’s antipsychotic Geodon, which has the generic name ziprasidone – which can cause a serious but fatal skin reaction in some patients. The FDA added a new drug … [Read more...]

Dangerous Drugs Show Up in Supplements

Dangerous Drugs Banned by the FDA Show Up in Dietary Supplements A study published on Tuesday, October 21st, traced FDA recalls of dangerous drugs, including recalls of supplements that feature those dangerous drugs after they have been removed from the pharmaceutical market, and showed that many of those supplements do not get removed from retail … [Read more...]

FDA Panel Does Not Recommend Removing Chantix Warnings

FDA Review Panel Recommends Leaving Black Box Warnings on Chantix The FDA is set to review evidence submitted by Pfizer in their request to remove serious warnings from their anti-smoking drug, Chantix, which suggest that the drug can trigger depression and suicidal thoughts, among other side effects. However, an FDA review panel has looked at the … [Read more...]

Advocacy Groups Call for Better Chantix Warning Labels

Although Personal Injury Lawsuits Settled, Consumer Advocates Insist Chantix Warning Labels Need Updating Although the pharmaceutical company settled numerous personal injury lawsuits last year involving psychiatric problems linked to the drug, public safety advocates have requested that the federal government strengthen Chantix warning … [Read more...]

Safety Problems with Compounding Pharmacies Continue

Despite New Federal Regulation, Compounding Pharmacies Continue to Cause Health Hazards In 2012, a sudden outbreak of fungal meningitis that began in Tennessee, but quickly popped up elsewhere across the US, was traced back to the New England Compounding Center, a compounding pharmacy that created drugs in such an unsanitary environment that … [Read more...]

Takeda Accused of Putting Sales Before Actos Safety Studies

Takeda Argues It Submitted All Relevant Actos Safety Studies, but Plaintiff Claims Company Sacrificed Safety for Profit Plaintiff Frances Wisniewski filed a personal injury lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals in 2012 in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. In August 2011, Wisniewski was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and she believes that … [Read more...]

FDA: Acetaminophen Causes Liver Damage

FDA Revokes Approval: Painkillers with Acetaminophen Cause Liver Damage On Wednesday, July 16th, the US Food and Drug Administration revoked approval for seven powerful narcotic painkillers that contain acetaminophen, in response to claims that acetaminophen causes serious liver damage. The FDA revoked the drugs’ approval three years after the … [Read more...]

FDA to Review “Free Speech” for Off-Label Drug Marketing

Off-Label Drug Marketing Argues “Free Speech,” FDA to Review Drug Safety Guidelines Off-label drug marketing has created huge controversies with major pharmaceutical manufacturers, leading to pharmaceutical lawsuits against drugs like migraine drug Topamax, or antipsychotic Risperdal. Doctors and patients who prescribed or used drugs for off-label … [Read more...]

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