Elmiron Lawsuit Claims Vision Loss

All medications come with potential side effects, but consumers have a right to know about possible risks so that they can make informed decisions about their health. When manufacturers fail to disclose side effects or mislead the medical community or public at large, they may be held responsible under theories of product liability. A recent…

Zantac Update: FDA Recalls All Ranitidine From Market

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that manufacturers recall all prescription and OTC ranitidine drugs from the market immediately. The agency has determined that an impurity increases over time, particularly in warm storage temperatures, resulting in unacceptable exposure to the carcinogen NDMA. While some samples tested did not contain…

The Risks of Modern Blood Thinners

Modern blood thinners are among the most highly-prescribed drugs in the country. More than 5 million American patients are taking factor Xa inhibitors to lower the risk of suffering another heart attack or stroke, or to treat a myriad of conditions from irregular heartbeats and heart disease, to lupus and blood vessel disease.   Blood…

Germany Dodges Opioid Crisis

Data shows that an estimated ten times as many Americans as Germans died as a result of opioid drug use in 2016.  While it is true that U.S. doctors prescribe more pain pills (primarily oxycodone and hydrocodone) than their German counterparts, experts say that the U.S. epidemic boils down to more than over-prescribing. According to…

HIV/AIDS Patients Sue Gilead Over TDF Drugs

The California-based pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, Inc. is being sued by dozens of HIV/AIDS patients who claim the company stalled the development of a safer drug in its own laboratory for the sole purpose of maximizing profits. Lawsuits claim Gilead put profits over safety The plaintiffs are seeking to hold Gilead accountable for allegedly failing…

Hip Replacement Consequences

The unbearable pain of arthritis, hip fracture, ankylosing spondylitis, or bone dysplasia drives more than 300,000 Americans to seek hip replacement surgery each year. Patients with limited mobility turn to artificial hip technology after hearing promises that they can regain their full range of motion and quality of life again.   However, for every 100…

Juul Lawsuits and the Phoenix Vape Case

The Centers for Disease Control reported that in 2019, more than 25% of U.S. teens used e-cigarettes. One of those teens recently filed a federal lawsuit against vape products manufacturer, Juul, alleging that the company used misleading advertising and promotional efforts that were directly responsible for his nicotine addiction.   Vaping Addiction and E-Cigarette Lawsuits…