Defective Drug

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Eye Drops Recalled Due to Bacterial Infection Outbreak
Several types of eye drops have been recalled due to a serious drug-resistant bacteria outbreak – one that has led to both permanent loss of vision and even a number of deaths. The recalled eye drops causing infection and blindness have resulted in three deaths already, and although the impacted...
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Studies Show Alarming Possible Link Between Using Tylenol During Pregnancy and Autism
Many expectant mothers over the years may have used acetaminophen, commonly sold under the brand Tylenol, to relieve pain, and believed this practice to be safe. Unfortunately, some studies now link the use of Tylenol during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder. Using Tylenol During Pregnancy and Autism Some recent research...
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Irbesartan Recalled Due to Cancer-Causing Impurity
Irbesartan Recalled Due to Cancer-Causing Impurity
Last week, Lupin Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled two types of blood pressure medication because they may have high levels of an impurity that may cause cancer. The recall includes all irbesartan tablets, including 75 milligram (mg), 150 mg and 300 mg tablets. The recall also includes all batches of irbesartan plus...
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Challenges of Defective Drug Cases | Phillips Law Group
Challenges of Defective Drug Cases | Phillips Law Group
When someone takes a prescription drug, such as an opioid, and suffers an injury, it may seem very clear to the victim that the drug caused the injury. However, proving this in a lawsuit can be much more complicated. Below, learn more about the factors involved in defective drug cases...
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Judge Orders $572 Million Settlement of Opioid Lawsuit
Judge Orders $572 Million Settlement of Opioid Lawsuit
On August 26, an Oklahoma judge made a ruling that could be the first of many against manufacturers of opioids that are being blamed for the opioid epidemic. Judge Thad Balkman ruled Johnson & Johnson intentionally exaggerated the benefits of opioids and downplayed the risks and ordered the company to...
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Purdue Pharma Negotiating Huge Opioid Lawsuit Settlement
Purdue Pharma Negotiating Huge Opioid Lawsuit Settlement
The Sackler Family, which owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, is negotiating a settlement of thousands of opioid-abuse lawsuits that may require the family to pay $3 billion of its own money. However, under the terms of the proposed settlement, the family would not simply be paying billions of dollars to...
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Recall Expanded for Blood Pressure Medication Losartan
Recall Expanded for Blood Pressure Medication Losartan
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding its voluntary recall for Losartan which is typically used to control high blood pressure (hypertension) nationwide. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says some Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP contain trace amounts of nitrosamines ”” a chemical compound known to potentially...
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PPIs May Increase Risk of Death | Proton Pump Inhibitors
PPIs May Increase Risk of Death | Proton Pump Inhibitors
A new study has shown that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a type of drug commonly used to treat heartburn, can increase a user's risk of death by 25 percent. The Phillips Law Group's dedicated Phoenix defective drug attorneys want you to know the risks associated with PPI use. If you...
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Generic Paxil Lawsuit Yields $3 Million Verdict
Generic Paxil Lawsuit Yields $3 Million Verdict
Drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) must pay $3 million to a woman after a jury concluded Thursday that her husband's suicide was linked to a generic version of the antidepressant drug Paxil. The jury reached its verdict after a trial in a Chicago federal court concerning the death of a 57-year-old...
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PPI Use Increases the Risk of Causing Kidney Damage
PPI Use Increases the Risk of Causing Kidney Damage
A recent study has linked proton pump inhibitor (PPIs), medications used to suppress heartburn and acid reflux disease, to increased risk of kidney damage. The five-year study, published in Kidney International, looked at 125,596 patients prescribed over-the-counter PPI medications, such as Prevacid, Nexium and Prilosec, as well as those who...
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