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FDA Calls for Label Changes on Blood Pressure Medication Benicar

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed a safety review of Benicar and other olmesartan drugs and has requested that drug manufacturers update the labels on these drugs. According to the FDA, the labels should include information about… Read More

Severe Side Effects Linked to Benicar

Benicar, a widely prescribed blood pressure medication, has been linked to several serious side effects including celiac disease-like symptoms, heart attacks, and death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently required Benicars manufacturer… Read More

Pradaxa Blood Thinner Lawsuits Settled for $650 Million

The German pharmaceutical company which developed and marketed Pradaxa has agreed to settle almost 4,000 lawsuits over the blood thinner for a total of $650 million dollars. Pradaxa is accused of causing over 500 deaths and more than 3,000 bleeding-related… Read More

Deadly Drug Krokodil May Have Entered the U.S

Several reports indicate that the dangerous drug Krokodil may have made its way into the United States from Russia. There are two people in the state of Arizona suspected of using the drug, which is known to rot the skin from the inside. The team at… Read More

OK Dentist Has 7,000 Urged to Test For HIV, Hepatitis

ABC World News (3/28, lead story, 1:45, Sawyer, 7.43M) reported in its lead segment, "A trip to the dentist creating a frightening prospect for 7,000 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma. People urged to get tested for a host of serious diseases, including HIV,… Read More

Judge Denies Pradaxa Makers Request to Hide Fraud

Patients who were allegedly hurt by the blood thinner Pradaxa scored a victory recently when a judge refused the manufacturers request to hide documents on previous allegations of fraud. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the maker of Pradaxa… Read More

Mirena

Phillips Law Group is currently evaluating potential lawsuits following reports of several health risks linked to Mirena IUD birth control. The maker of this dangerous device, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is now seeking designation of all cases… Read More

Additional Study links Actos to Bladder Cancer

More evidence has surfaced regarding Actos linking to bladder cancer. People with type 2 diabetes has already an increased risk of getting bladder cancer, the diabetes drug Actos may raise that risk even more. The diabetes drug also known as pioglitazone,… Read More

GlaxoSmithKline Pleads Guilty to Fraud Cases

Pharmaceutical Company GlaxoSmithKline settles three criminal counts which include one count on filing to report safety data about the drug Avandia to the Food and Drug Administration and two counts of introduction misbranded drugs such as Paxil and Wellbutrin.… Read More

Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuits Continue to Mount

Millions of women need to be able to depend on a product to help them manage their birth control, and in recent years millions of women have used Yaz and/or Yasmin, which are manufactured by Bayer Healthcare or Ocella, which is their generic equivalent.… Read More

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