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Pfizer Settles 80% of Chantix Lawsuits

Over 2,700 lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical giant Pfizer over its smoking cessation drug Chantix.  The lawsuits allege that Chantix causes a variety of mental and physical injuries, including suicide, suicidal thoughts, and worsening depression and anxiety.  In November of 2012, Pfizer began settlement negotiations with attorneys.  In October 2012 and January of 2013,…..

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Common Antibiotic Z-Pak Poses Risk of Fatal Heart Rhythms

The commonly prescribed antibiotic azithromycin, also called Zithromax or Z-pak, can cause potentially fatal changes in heartbeat.  The FDA issued a safety announcement warning patients of the potential risk, and warning doctors to be more aware of underlying conditions in patients to whom they prescribe it.

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Antidote for Xarelto’s Bleeding Episodes Coming Soon?

For anyone who was on the blood thinner warfarin, the development of a new class of drugs such as Xarelto and Pradaxa that were supposedly just as effective with fewer side effects was big news. Warfarin, a drug that is over 60 years old, was notorious for restricting patient’s diets, requiring regular doctor’s visits, and…..

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Federal Government Suing Drug Company Novartis for Alleged Kickbacks

In the span of one week, the federal government has filed two civil suits against Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, alleging that the drugmaker paid kickbacks to both doctors and pharmacies to increase sales of their drugs.  Allegations include paying steep speaking fees and indulging doctors in extravagant meals at lavish restaurants in an effort to…..

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