XARELTO LITIGATION NEWS UPDATE

I recently attended a National conference which included an update on the Xarelto litigation. Following is an update on the Xarelto MDL; The litigation was consolidated as MDL No. 2592 in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Honorable Eldon E. Fallon is the presiding judge. As of April there are over 4,500 pending claims in…

Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Kidney Failure

Approximately 15 million Americans use Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) to treat conditions such as; Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Dyspepsia, Acid Reflux, Peptic or stomach ulcers. These medications include; Prilosec, Prevacid, AcipHex, Protonix, Nexium, Zegerid, Dexilant, Vimovo. With over $14 billion in annual sales these are the commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. and worldwide. These drugs…

YEAST INFECTION MED MAY CAUSE MISCARRIAGE

Pregnant women should not use Diflucan, or fluconazole, the prescription oral medication for yeast infections. The FDA is reviewing a recent European study which showed that pregnant women face a possible increased risk of miscarriage if they take this medication.  The CDC recommends that pregnant women use topical antifungal products only to treat yeast infections…