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Dangerous Diabetes Drugs

Millions of Americans take prescription medications to treat their Type 2 Diabetes. Unfortunately, many patients taking a type of drug called incretin mimetics have suffered serious side effects such as pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

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MoM Hip Implants

Metal-on-metal hip implants were first hailed as a huge improvement for individuals needing surgery to correct their hip problems. However, complications such as metal toxicity have led to serious complications and pain for many patients.

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Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh is a medical device used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women. Though it was cleared by the FDA, it wasn't long after doctors began using mesh instead of traditional stitches that reports of complications were reported.

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Tylenol

Tylenol, generically known as acetaminophen, is one of the most commonly used drugs in America. However, recent reports have led the FDA to warn consumers of the risk of liver failure related to acetaminophen-overdose. If you've been injured by Tylenol, we can help.

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Birth Control Pills

Blockbuster birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin have faced a slew of complications, most serious of which is the risk of blood clots leading to deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

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Intrauterine Devices

Birth control pills are not the only option for women looking for contraception. An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a plastic, t-shaped medical device that a doctor inserts in through a woman’s vagina into a woman’s uterus.

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RECENT PRODUCT UPDATES

Update on Yaz/Yasmin Litigation

Drug giant Bayer Pharmaceuticals has announced that of over 12,000 cases alleging that its popular birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin caused blood clots and related problems, it has settled 6,700 of them for $1.4 billion.  The drug giant’s settlement stopped short of actually admitting responsibility for the fact that the pills caused deep vein…

Novo Nordisk Seeks New Uses for Victoza

Novo Nordisk’s Chief Science Officer Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen stated that the pharmaceutical company is looking into continuing trials to determine if Victoza could be marketed as a possible Alzheimer’s treatment.  Victoza is currently going through a proof of concept study.  If this is successful, the drug will continue through phase III clinical trials to see…

Intrauterine Devices Can Cause Complications

Birth control pills are not the only option for women looking for contraception.  An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a plastic, t-shaped medical device that a doctor inserts in through a woman’s vagina into a woman’s uterus. There are two types of IUDs, hormonal and copper.  The most popular of the hormonal IUDs is Mirena,…

Consumer Reports Calls for Hip Manufacturers to Provide Warranties

In the past years, there has been a huge increase in the number of young people getting hip and knee replacements.  In the past, these devices were reserved for the elderly, but as more and more people live and want to maintain active lifestyles, these implants are becoming an option for the young. In fact,…

Emails Show that Bard Knew of TVM Problems

Court records from this summer revealed that transvaginal mesh manufacturer Bard knew that they were manufacturing their mesh out of plastic that was not suitable for implantation in humans.  The medical device manufacturer had been told as much by the suppliers of the plastic resin, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.  Chevron clearly warned Bard that the…

ProPublica Offers Nine Ways to make Tylenol Safer

ProPublica, the investigative newsroom that has often discussed issues of drug safety and pharmaceutical company behavior, recently published an article entitled “Nine Ideas to Make Tylenol and Other Acetaminophen Drugs Safer”.  In the piece ProPublica journalists offer the following ideas to make the drug safer for public use and hopefully decrease the number of users…