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Recent Posts About Dangerous Drugs

  • Corporations Romanticize Benefits, Downplay Risks of Drugs Marketed to Women

    Some corporations have a history of exploiting women to profit off their use of harmful drugs and medical devices. A recent report by the American Association of Justice looks back at how women have suffered more than men from dangerous drugs and medical devices. Companies saw women as easy targets for products that could “fix” normal things like irritability, depression, menopause, and ...
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  • Black-Box Warning Added to Hepatitis C Medication

    Hepatitis C (HCV) is a slow-progressing liver infection that can develop through exposure to the blood of an infected person. 150 million people around the world live with chronic HCV. 3.2 million of them live in the U.S. There is currently no vaccine for HCV. Harvoni is an antiviral drug that prevents HCV from growing and spreading throughout the body. Unlike traditional forms of HCV medication, ...
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  • The Truth about Testosterone Therapy

    The number of men with testosterone prescriptions is on the rise. This raises concerns that men are trying to fight the natural aging process by using the hormone to feel younger and raise their libidos. The FDA recently announced a warning about using testosterone-increasing products for the wrong reasons. Doing so is associated with countless health risks to major body organs such as the heart, ...
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  • What to Do if Your Medication Causes Serious Side Effects

    Bad and often scary reactions from prescription drugs are more common than you think. Serious side effects can happen when someone takes the wrong medication, is prescribed an inappropriate dosage, has an allergic reaction, or experiences an exaggerated side effect. If you’ve suffered a serious side effect from a prescription, you may have legal options, but most importantly, take the following ...
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  • Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Update

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as the month comes to a close, our Taxotere lawyers want to shed light on a certain type of chemotherapy available to breast cancer patients. Taxotere is used to treat breast, stomach, lung, prostate, and head/neck cancers. Most people starting chemotherapy expect to lose their hair temporarily. It’s a common and well-known side effect. Women who took ...
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  • Recognizing World Mental Health Day

    T his year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is “psychological first aid,” which means offering support to those around us. Learning the basics of psychological first aid will help you tremendously throughout your life, whether you’re the victim of an accident, battling a mental illness, or care about someone going through a hard time. We work with clients who’ve been harmed by prescription ...
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  • Abilify Side Effects Now Officially Include Uncontrollable Urges

    Our Abilify lawyers are currently accepting cases involving compulsive behavior. The FDA recently added warnings to Abilify’s labels detailing the drug’s link to uncontrollable urges for sex, gambling, shopping, and eating. Abilify (aripiprazole) is prescribed to treat depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, among other mental disorders. It is prescribed to approximately 1.6 million ...
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  • Xarelto Approved for Extended Patent Protection

    More than 4,500 plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Xarelto’s manufacturer over the drug’s side effects, including uncontrollable bleeding and death. Despite these mounting lawsuits, U.S. officials just approved the drug for extended patent protection, so Xarelto will only be available under brand name until 2024. Our team of Xarelto lawyers examines this patent extension and how it affects our ...
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  • Xarelto Researchers Deceive Top Medical Journal

    Our Xarelto lawyers know all too well that Big Pharma hides important data from the public to protect their most profitable drugs. There are thousands of death and injury claims against Xarelto federal court, where a legal briefing was just filed accusing the manufacturers of misleading editors of one of the world's most respected medical journals. Patients injured by the popular blood thinner ...
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  • Abilify Gambling Lawsuits

    Abilify, a powerful antipsychotic medication, is the top-selling drug in the United States, earning more in sales than all other major anti-depressants combined. The drug is intended to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Tourettes by changing patients’ behavior. Sadly, studies have linked Abilify to reward-seeking behaviors like gambling and compulsive spending, causing the ...
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  • Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Increase Melanoma Risk

    Two years ago, a study was published linking Viagra to a heightened risk of melanoma, the most fatal form of skin cancer. We wrote about the study previously, here , but our team of Viagra lawyers wants to update our readers on recent expert opinions and Viagra lawsuit news. In the 2014 study , researchers had more than 200,000 men fill out a health and lifestyle questionnaire every two years, for ...
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  • Children€s Motrin and Tylenol Lawsuits

    The dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on two recent injury cases centering on popular over-the-counter children's painkillers. Both lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Tylenol and Motrin Children’s products. The first case concerned the death of an 11-year-old boy who was given liquid Children'€™s Tylenol in 2011. Hours after taking the drug, ...
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  • Testosterone Gels Named in Heart Attack Lawsuit

    A man in Florida started using Testim and AndroGel in 2005 for diminishing testosterone levels, or €œLow T. Over the next two years, Michael Seaburn suffered two heart attacks and has since filed suit against the gels€™ manufacturers. The testosterone therapy lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this lawsuit and others like it we are currently handling. Dubious Marketing for a Contrived ...
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  • FDA Strengthens Invokana and Invokamet Warnings

    The FDA recently added new warnings to the type 2 diabetes drugs Invokana and Invokamet, citing the increased risk of bone fractures. This comes only about six months after the FDA warned about a dangerous blood problem called diabetic ketoacidosis , which can be fatal. Our team of Invokana lawyers is currently accepting claims related to diabetic ketoacidosis and kidney damage from this drug. The ...
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  • New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Approved, But Are They Safe

    For decades, statins like Lipitor and Crestor were the first line of treatment to help regulate cholesterol levels. Two drugs in a new class of cholesterol medicines called PCSK9 inhibitors were recently approved by the FDA. As we saw with statins causing type 2 diabetes, drugs meant to benefit patients in one way often end up harming them in a completely different way. The question facing ...
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  • Nausea Medication Linked to Birth Defects

    The Zofran lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently accepting cases of birth defects in children whose mothers took this anti-nausea drug during pregnancy. Many patients are surprised and angry to learn that Zofran has never been approved to treat morning sickness; it is only FDA-approved to treat nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or after surgery. ...
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  • Viagra Linked to Deadly Skin Cancer

    In June 2014, a team of researchers discovered that men who had ever taken Viagra were at an increased risk of developing melanoma, compared to those who never took the drug. There is currently no warning on Viagra’s labels suggesting this risk. Our team of Viagra lawyers is currently investigating cases of skin cancer development from this drug. Viagra (sildenafil) is taken by millions of men ...
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  • Zoloft Labels to Include Pregnancy Risk

    Our team of Zoloft lawyers report that Pfizer is currently in talks with the FDA to update the drugs’ labels to include the risk of heart defects in infants born to mothers took the drug during pregnancy. Pfizer is facing hundreds of birth defect lawsuits filed by women who took Zoloft while pregnant, assuming the drug was safe. Zoloft’s new labels would state that there is an increased risk ...
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  • Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Causing Joint, Heart Problems

    The FDA recently issued a safety warning that certain type 2 diabetes drugs - such as Januvia, Janumet and Onglyza - can cause disabling joint pain in patients. These drugs are in a class called DPP-4 inhibitors, and are also linked to heart failure, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Our team of diabetes drug lawyers details this warning and the types of diabetes drug cases we are accepting. ...
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  • Depakote Birth Defect Suit Moves Forward in Court

    The Depakote lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently accepting cases involving spina bifida in children born to mothers who took the anti-seizure drug Depakote during pregnancy. Here, we report on a Depakote injury lawsuit filed by an Ohio woman and her daughter, who was born in 2004 with numerous birth defects. The mother, Pamela Rheinfrank, filed suit against Depakote's manufacturers, ...
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  • New Blood Thinners’ Benefits Doubted

    Eliquis is one of four new anticoagulant, or blood thinning, drugs on U.S. markets. These drugs (Xarelto, Pradaxa, and Savaysa) are marketed as replacements to warfarin. Warfarin has been the first line treatment for blood thinning since the 1960s. Our team of Pradaxa and Xarelto lawyers examines these new anticoagulants and the false claims their manufacturers are making. Pradaxa (dabigatran), ...
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  • Popular Painkillers Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

    The FDA strengthened warnings on over-the-counter and prescriptions painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This class of painkillers can cause serious, life-threatening cardiovascular events and are available in hundreds of forms, from Advil to Daypro. Our team of dangerous drug lawyers report on this new warning below. The cardiovascular risks of NSAIDs have been ...
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  • Mirena Popularity Increasing Despite Devastating Injuries

    Despite litigation and safety concerns, Mirena and other IUDs are experiencing a rapid rise in popularity. This rise is most notable among young women, who are choosing IUDs because they believe them to be long-acting, reversible, and safe. Our team of Mirena lawyers details the side effects of Mirena and the lawsuits stemming from these complications. First, a little background: IUDs first became ...
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  • Fillers Linked to Severe Facial Damage

    In American culture, facial injections and reconstructions are commonplace. The prevalence of these procedures offers the illusion that they are completely safe, or at least have minimal risks. Unfortunately, there are very serious side effects resulting from dermal fillers. Our team of dangerous drug lawyers warns the public of these risks. Dermal fillers – also called wrinkle fillers, injectable ...
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  • Birth Control Shot linked to HIV Risk

    Recent studies show a strong link between the Depo-Provera birth control shot and the chances of being infected with HIV. Now, medical experts are asking the FDA to add the risk of HIV as a warning to the birth control’s labels. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain this risk and the recent studies confirming it. There are currently nearly 30 studies published on the ...
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