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POPULAR PAIN MED MAY CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lyrica, a widely prescribed pain medication that is heavily advertised on television may be associated with a higher risk of major birth defects.  The journal Neurology reported on the study online on May 18, 2016.  The study involved 164 women who took Lyrica during their first trimester of p...

MS DRUG MAY BE LINKED TO COLON CANCER

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent study published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology indicates that the multiple Sclerosis drug mitoxantrone may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.  The drug is prescribed for aggressive types of relapsing remi...

FDA ANTIBIOTIC WARNING

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The FDA issued a safety announcement on Thursday regarding commonly prescribed antibiotics such as Cipro and Levaquin.  The announcement follows an FDA advisory panel in which 35 people testified about severe fluoroquinolone associated disability resulting from the use of Levaquin, Cipro, and Ave...

BAIR HUGGER LITIGATION UPDATE

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently attended a National conference which included an update on the Bair Hugger litigation.  Following is an update on the status of the litigation: The litigation was centralized on December 11, 2015 in the District of Minnesota.  Honorable Joan H. Erickson was assigned to the MDL.  M...

XARELTO LITIGATION UPDATE

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently attended a National conference which included an update on the Xarelto litigation. Following is an update on the Xarelto MDL; The litigation was consolidated as MDL No. 2592 in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Honorable Eldon E. Fallon is the presiding judge. As of April there a...

BREAKING NEWS: 2ND TALC VERDICT - $55 MILLION

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

A second St. Louis Missouri jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million in damages to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using talc - powder products for feminine hygiene.  J&J is currently facing approximately 1,200 similar lawsuits.  This verdict follows a three week t...

Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Kidney Failure

Posted by Sarah Showard | May 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Approximately 15 million Americans use Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) to treat conditions such as; Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Dyspepsia Acid Reflux Peptic or stomach ulcers   These medications include: Prilosec, Prevacid, AcipHex, Protonix, Nexium, Zegerid, Dexilant, Vimovo...

YEAST INFECTION MED MAY CAUSE MISCARRIAGE

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pregnant women should not use Diflucan, or fluconazole, the prescription oral medication for yeast infections.  The FDA is reviewing a recent European study which showed that pregnant women face a possible increased risk of miscarriage if they take this medication.  The CDC recommends that pregn...

SECOND TALCUM POWDER TRIAL UNDERWAY IN ST. LOUIS

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

 A second trial began this week against Johnson & Johnson by a woman who developed ovarian cancer following years of using baby powder on her genitals. Gloria Ristesund was diagnosed with endometrioid ovarian cancer in 2011 at the age of 57.  She alleges that use of the talc increased her ri...

Studies Show Xarelto Linked To Stomach, Eye Bleeds

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Two studies released last year tie the use of blood thinning drug Xarelto to increased incidents of stomach bleeding and hemorrhaging in the eye. The first study appeared in the October 2015 issue of JAMA Ophthalmology and detailed evidence of increased eye hemorrhaging in older patients. Dr. Ju...

Big Loss in Zoloft Birth Defect MDL

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Summary Judgment was granted in favor of drug maker Pfizer in over 300 Zoloft birth defect claims on Tuesday April 5, 2016.  This effectively ends the MDL which was consolidated in 2012.  Plaintiffs in the MDL alleged that the use of Zoloft during pregnancy resulted in birth defects including he...

Paxil Birth Defect Case Dismissed Mid-Trial

Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Philadelphia judge dismissed a case against GlaxoSmithKline on April 4, 2016 pursuant to a motion for compulsory nonsuit after the Plaintiffs rested their case.  The case alleged that the antidepressant Paxil that was prescribed to plaintiff Elisabeth Balser caused cardiac defects in her son. ...

$11.1 Million New Jersey Bellwether Verdict Upheld

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

An $11.1 million jury award against Johnson & Johnson by a woman injured by vaginal mesh has been upheld by a state court of appeals in New Jersey. Linda Gross filed suit against Ethicon, a division of J&J in 2008 alleging injuries including severe pain which resulted in 18 surgeries, the...

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