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New Study Highlights Nexium Dangers

Recent large scale epidemiological and retrospective studies have demonstrated links between the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of renal failure, myocardial infarction and dementia. On top of this, medical experts say that up to 70 percent of patients that take PPIs for treatment of heartburn... Read more »

FDA Invokana Study Finds Potential Amputation Link

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a new safety alert regarding the type 2 diabetes drug canagliflozin — Invokana and Invokamet. The Agency issued a safety announcement on May 18, notifying patients and the medical community that results of an ongoing clinical trial revealed a higher number of... Read more »

Parents Blame Zofran for Son’s Heart Defects

Morning sickness is a common side effect of pregnancy. While mild morning sickness does not necessarily constitute a health risk, some parents are alleging that one treatment option for it might harm a developing baby. Two of these parents, who reside in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, have filed a lawsuit against... Read more »

Fresenius Announces $250 Million Granuflo Settlement

Fresenius Medical Care North America agreed to a $250 million settlement to resolve lawsuits that claim the company was aware of risks of their dialysis products yet failed to warn the public. The litigation centers upon Granuflo and Naturalyte, two dialysates that have been blamed for heart problems, strokes and death... Read more »

Xarelto MDL Continues to Grow

The Xarelto multidistrict litigation in Louisiana continues to grow, as another lawsuit was added to the ongoing proceedings on February 11. Estella Roethler filed a lawsuit individually and as the representative of the estate of Augustina Asocar Rodriguez. Rodriguez was prescribed and ingested the blood thinning medication from approximately January... Read more »

Oregon Mother Claims Zofran Caused Baby’s Cleft Palate

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An increasing number of lawsuits involving Zofran-related birth defects have been filed across the nation. One of the latest claims was brought by an Oregon mother who argues that her child’s cleft palate and laryngeal cleft are a direct result of the anti-nausea drug she took while pregnant. GlaxoSmithKline LLC... Read more »

Study Suggests Risperdal Boosts Childhood Diabetes Risk

A report recently published in the renowned JAMA Psychiatry journal indicates that children who are given antipsychotic drugs including Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa may experience a greater likelihood of developing diabetes than those who have not been prescribed those medications to treat their mental health conditions. The study, conducted by doctors from... Read more »