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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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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 some of these studies and reviews. The safety review by the FDA was prompted by results of a ROADMAP…

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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 to include warnings about these side effects on the drugs label. If you took Benicar before these…

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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 complications. The $650 million settlement should give each claimant an average of $162,500. The…

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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 the Banner Good Samaritan Poison & Drug Information Center in Phoenix have are having trouble confirming…

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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, Hepatitis." ABC (Wright) added, "Dr. W. Scott Harrington has been practicing oral surgery for 36 years.…

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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 (Dabigatran), is being sued by more than 150 people in southern Illinois federal court. The patients…

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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 filed in Arizona as Mass Torts. If you or a loved one has Mirena IUD devices and is now experiencing…

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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, raises the chances of bladder cancer by about one-fifth, according to prior studies. However,…

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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. The Pharmaceutical agreed to pay a $3 billion dollar fine, the largest penalty ever paid…

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