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The fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted from a tainted steroid injection this fall is not over. Several months later, there have been over 23 new cases of spinal abscesses attributable to the steroid injection manufactured by New England Compounding Pharmacy. Luckily the new wave of cases has involved spinal abscesses, and have not yet developed…..
Is Pradaxa, the first alternative to the original blood thinner warfarin, worth its $3000 a year price tag, or is it just as risky as the $200 a year warfarin? The number of Pradaxa injuries leading to lawsuits would indicate that the new drug isn’t a step forward for patients at all. The FDA approved…..
The FDA has asked Teva Pharmaceuticals to stop shipping Budeprion XL 300, the generic alternative to the popular antidepressant Wellbutrin XL 300. Consumers have been complaining that the drug has not been effective, and that they have been suffering side effect such as anxiety, headaches, and insomnia. After testing, the FDA found that the generic…..
A fairly standard steroid injection used to treat back pain has resulted in a meningitis outbreak in five states: Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina. It has led to 26 people thus far getting sick, including 4 for whom it was fatal. The drug was made by a pharmacy in Massachusetts called New England…..
Today Johnson & Johnson settled five of its lawsuits claiming that its antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused boys to grow breast tissue. The hearing took place in Philadelphia, but the terms of the settlements were not disclosed. The settlement of these cases comes on the heels of J&J’s efforts to keep former FDA chief David Kessler…..
On September 12, 2012, it was announced that the first cases in the DePuy Hip Implant Recall are to be settled for $200,000 each, disappointing and outraging clients who were expecting a much higher settlement amount. Many experts were estimating the cases to be worth more than $500,000.
There are new figures on the recent fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted from tainted steroid shots. Now it is believed that 13,000 people received the shot, though not all the shots were given in the back. The number of confirmed cases has now reached 105, with eight fatalities. These growing numbers are causing renewed attention…..
On Thursday October 4, controversial British psychiatrist David Healy spoke at the American Psychiatric Associations annual meeting about conflicts of interest between psychiatrists and the drug industry. This is a topic that is very close to our hearts at Kirkendall Dwyer, where our attorneys are committed to fighting xxxx.
With compounding pharmacies coming under scrutiny as a result of the recent meningitis outbreak, a Dallas compounding pharmacy whose mislabeled medications caused the deaths of three people in Washington State is coming to light. The pharmacy, called ApotheCure, mixed an injectable painkiller that was 640% stronger than prescribed.
Since 2010, ovarian cancer patients have been missing an effective and palatable chemotherapy drug called Doxil. In 2010, FDA inspectors came upon contamination problems at the Ohio plant, and since then the drug has been in severe shortage. About 7000 patients a year have used this drug, but by November of 2010, the only factory…..