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Why Defective Drug Cases Can Be So Complicated Phillips

When someone takes a prescription drug, such as an opioid, and suffers an injury, it may seem very clear to the victim that the drug caused the injury. However, proving this in a lawsuit can be much more complicated. Below, learn more about the factors involved in defective drug cases that can make things very complicated. This should give you a good…

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Sackler Family, Owners of Purdue Pharma, Negotiating Massive Settlement of Thousands of Opioid Lawsuits

The Sackler Family, which owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, is negotiating a settlement of thousands of opioid-abuse lawsuits that may require the family to pay $3 billion of its own money. However, under the terms of the proposed settlement, the family would not simply be paying billions of dollars to the plaintiffs. Most of the money would come…

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Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572 Million to Settle Opioid Lawsuit

On August 26, an Oklahoma judge made a ruling that could be the first of many against manufacturers of opioids that are being blamed for the opioid epidemic. Judge Thad Balkman ruled Johnson & Johnson intentionally exaggerated the benefits of opioids and downplayed the risks and ordered the company to pay the state of Oklahoma $572 for addiction treatment,…

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Losartan Recall Expanded

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding its voluntary recall for Losartan which is typically used to control high blood pressure (hypertension) nationwide. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says some Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP contain trace amounts of nitrosamines — a chemical compound…

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to Higher Risk of Death

A new study has shown that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a type of drug commonly used to treat heartburn, can increase a user’s risk of death by 25 percent. The Phillips Law Group’s dedicated Phoenix defective drug attorneys want you to know the risks associated with PPI use. If you or someone you love has been harmed after taking a PPI, contact us…

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Jury Orders GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Million in Generic Paxil Lawsuit

Drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) must pay $3 million to a woman after a jury concluded Thursday that her husband’s suicide was linked to a generic version of the antidepressant drug Paxil. The jury reached its verdict after a trial in a Chicago federal court concerning the death of a 57-year-old man who stepped in front of an oncoming commuter…

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Study Reveals Long-Term Use of PPIs Is Linked to Kidney Damage

A recent study has linked proton pump inhibitor (PPIs), medications used to suppress heartburn and acid reflux disease, to increased risk of kidney damage. The five-year study, published in Kidney International, looked at 125,596 patients prescribed over-the-counter PPI medications, such as Prevacid, Nexium and Prilosec, as well as those who used H2…

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Levaquin RICO Lawsuit

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson faces yet another lawsuit for allegedly concealing harmful and potentially deadly side effects caused by its antibiotic Levaquin. The latest Levaquin lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court on Jan. 18, 2016, and accuses the company of violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)…

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New Analysis of Paxil Study Shows it is Not Safe for Teenagers

In 2001, a study conducted by a leading drug manufacturer determined that the antidepressant Paxil was effective and safe for use by teenagers. After reexamining data from that study, another study was published last week and drew the opposite conclusion. After reexamining summaries, internal reports on trials and patient-level data from the original…

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New Study Claims Viagra Use May Increase Risk of Melanoma

The Phillips Law Group is investigating claims that Viagra (sildenafil) may lead to an increased risk of the melanoma type of skin cancer in men who have used the drug. A study of the erectile dysfunction medication was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and suggested a link between Viagra use and melanoma. If you…

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