Fresenius Hit With Wrongful Death GranuFlo Lawsuit

North Carolina resident Amy Mills has filed a GranuFlo lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care for the wrongful death of her husband Randolph D. Mills III, alleging that as a direct result of using the company’s kidney dialysis products GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, her… Read More »

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New Study Supports Actos Bladder Cancer Link

The diabetes drug Actos has already been dogged by the allegation that it causes bladder cancer and other adverse side effects. However, a new study has strengthened the case for a link between Actos and life-threatening bladder cancer. Actos (Pioglitazone) is a… Read More »

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Florida Man Sues Merck for Januvia Pancreatic Cancer

Florida resident David Vega is suing Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. for the injuries he sustained from ingesting the diabetic medication Januvia, alleging that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as a direct result of taking Januvia. Vega started taking Januvia in… Read More »

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Bayer Hit With Yaz Blood Clot Lawsuit

Florida resident Lemor Levy has filed a Yaz lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., alleging that she suffered serious health problems caused by the oral contraceptive. Levy’s lawsuit does not go into the details of her Yaz blood clot injuries, but other… Read More »

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New Cholesterol Drugs May Rival Lipitor

Several companies have sought to develop a new class of cholesterol-controlling drugs. This threatens statins, a class of drugs that previously had been the main line of defense against high blood cholesterol levels. The search for an alternative to statins comes at… Read More »

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Advertising Pushes Potentially Dangerous Testosterone Therapy

Researchers have found that priming a person’s mind with an image or word can have a significant effect on what they will do or say soon after — something similar may be occurring when patients request prescriptions from doctors for testosterone replacement… Read More »

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Will Zithromax Successors Carry Z-Pak Side Effects?

Thanks to the influence genetic adaptation and likely overprescription, some of the most popular antibiotics do not work well as they should with drug-resistant bacterial strains. So, one possibility that could reduce Z-Pak side effects is the introduction of new drugs onto… Read More »

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Bayer Motions to Dismiss 450 Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals filed a motion last week to dismiss close to 450 Mirena IUD lawsuits on the grounds that the cases exceed the applicable statute of limitations. The request came as the U.S. District Judge overseeing the litigation in White Plains,… Read More »

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Pradaxa Manufacturer Forced to Pay Some Lawsuit Costs

German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of the blood thinning medication Pradaxa, is being forced by a federal judge to pay some of the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees, including for office space in Amsterdam being used during the litigation process of thousands… Read More »

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Ark. AG Asks Court to Reconsider $1.2B Risperdal Settlement

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to overturn a $1.2 billion Risperdal settlement against Johnson & Johnson, arguing that it “does significant harm to the state and its citizens.” The high court’s 4-3 decision… Read More »

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Fresenius Dialysis Death Leads to New GranuFlo Lawsuit

Fresenius USA Inc. has been hit with a new wrongful death lawsuit filed by a man who claims the company’s dialysis drugs killed his wife. Philip Toomer’s lawsuit joins existing litigation against Fresenius where hundreds of lawsuits have been consolidated. These GranuFlo… Read More »

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