Accidental Child Poisoning: A growing Epidemic

The Journal of Pediatrics recently published a study showing thtat over the past decade increasing numbers of young children have been hospitalized or injured due to accidental poisoning from prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.  The majority of the cases involved unintentional self-ingestion for example where a child finds pills from an open container prescrived to…

ACTOS MDL Established

On December 29, 2011 the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) established MDL No. 2299 for all federal claims alleging injury caused by the diabetes drug Actos.  Actos, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., is the tenth best-selling medication in the U.S. and has been found to increase the risk of developing bladder cancer in…