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Drug Companies Creating “Generation Pill”

October 21, 2019

Drug Companies Creating “Generation Pill”

An incredible number of children today are given daily doses of medications for treating a wide range of psychological issues ranging from depression to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The frightening statistic is the number of kids that are now also being put on prescription medications for health-related issues that, in the past, have usually only been…

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January 30, 2018

FDA Issues Warning for Invokana Due to Drug’s Doubling Risk of Amputation

People across the nation who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes will likely receive a prescription from their treating physician for Invokana, Invokamet, or Invokamet XR to manage the disease. All of these drugs are SGLT2 inhibitors. In other words, they work to lower a patient’;s blood sugars. In fact, Invokana was the first prescription drug…

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January 15, 2018

Invokana & Florida Pharmaceutical Drug Injuries: What You Need to Know

SGLT2 inhibitors — including Invokana — are a group of pharmaceutical drugs that are approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to treat patients who have Type 2 diabetes. The agency has warned, however, that SGLT2 inhibitors may lead to serious medical conditions. Some risks include diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), increased bone breaks, kidney…

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May 3, 2017

Cisson Mesh Case Tests Georgia’s Tort Reform Laws

It must have come as good news for Donna Cisson.  In August 2013, after a four-week trial, the jury believed her injuries were caused by a Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh permanently implanted in her pelvic area.  The jury awarded her $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1,750,000 in punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to send…

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February 22, 2017

Questions Arise About Brain Supplements

It’s a good idea to ask questions about supplements. After all, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate the industry other than to clamp down on outrageous claims of muscle strength, sexual enhancement or heart health. Brain boosters are the latest type of supplement that promise to keep your brain agile into your…

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October 21, 2015

Xarelto Lawsuits Allege Devastating Side Effects

There are almost 2,000 current lawsuits against Xarelto pending in state and federal courts. Plaintiffs in these cases claim that they’;ve suffered devastating injuries as a result of taking the anticoagulant Xarelto. Problems people have reported include blood clots, stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, and heart attacks. Xarelto has been linked to nearly 700 potential adverse events since it entered…

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June 3, 2015

FDA Issues Warning about Invokana

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public health advisory concerning a SGLT2 inhibitor diabetes drug, Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana. According to the warning, the drugs have been connected with ketoacidosis, a condition which can cause organ failure or death through excessive levels of acid in the bloodstream, as well as…

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February 26, 2014

Testosterone Replacement Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has touted a variety of drugs used to treat men with low testosterone, offering relief from symptoms such as depression, fatigue, loss of libido, and decreased muscle mass. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved numerous skin patches, topical gels, and injections used in testosterone replacement…

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June 24, 2013

FDA Issues Warning About Supplements That Contain Dangerous Drugs

Product liability attorney Eddie Farah has warned about so called “all natural” diet supplements that contain undeclared prescription drugs in previous blogs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have the same strict oversight power over supplements and herbal products that it has over prescription drugs, so supplements are not vetted as thoroughly…

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