Dangerous Drugs


Valsartan recall
July 17, 2018 Categories: Dangerous Drugs, FDA updates

FDA recalls Valsartan – Antihypertensive drug

Valsartan is mainly used for treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and after a heart attack. The FDA has announced a recall of several drugs that contain the heart drug valsartan because a possible carcinogen NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) that was found in the recalled products. NDMA, which was found in the valsartan products, could...

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FLQ linked to Mental Health Side Effects
July 12, 2018 Categories: Dangerous Drugs, FDA updates

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics are linked to Mental Health Side Effects

FDA posted a label changes request for FLQ on July 10th of 2018. FLQs such as Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox and others can cause the following side effects: disturbances in attention disorientation agitation nervousness memory impairment serious disturbances in mental abilities called delirium. “FDA is strengthening the current warnings in the prescribing information that fluoroquinolone antibiotics...

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parkinson
April 10, 2018 Categories: Dangerous Drugs

Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Drug Reports Deaths Spark

A new medication called Nuplazid, made by San Diego-based Acadia Pharmaceuticals had been designated a “breakthrough therapy” – meaning that it demonstrated “substantial improvement” in patients with serious or life-threatening diseases compared to treatments already on the market. The physician who led the FDA’s medical review, Dr. Paul Andreason, warned that patients taking the drug...

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Hernia Mesh Problems
August 28, 2017 Categories: Dangerous Drugs

Pelvic Mesh $12.5M Settlement

Judge Approves $12.5 Million Settlement for 4,000 Caldera Pelvic Mesh Claims. The plaintiff attorneys recovered $670,020 in fees, less than 6% of the total settlement fund.

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Painkiller Addiction
August 28, 2017 Categories: Dangerous Drugs

America’s Painkiller Addiction

Chicago Accuses Johnson & Johnson and Others of Causing America’s Painkiller Addiction. The city of Chicago has filed a scathing 126-page lawsuit against five major pharmaceutical companies that it says are directly responsible for the dramatic rise in America’s addiction to opiate drugs. The suit alleges ten counts of fraud, conspiracy, unjust enrichment, insurance fraud,...

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Recent Updates

It has been a few years since Roundup®, a product of Monsanto, was reportedly linked to a serious disease called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. People who worked with the weed-killer Roundup® across the United States were exposed to glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in the most popular herbicide in the country. Case of DeWayne Johnson against...

July 25, 2018

The FDA issued a safety alert in December 2017, stating that some patients who received a gadolinium-based contrast during an MRI procedure, may retain the gadolinium in their bodies for months, or even for years, causing serious side effects. Gadolinium is commonly used in MRIs to enhance the images the test provides. Gadolinium is a...

July 18, 2018

Valsartan is mainly used for treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and after a heart attack. The FDA has announced a recall of several drugs that contain the heart drug valsartan because a possible carcinogen NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) that was found in the recalled products. NDMA, which was found in the valsartan products, could...

July 17, 2018