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|Pradaxa Victim Hospitalized & Requires Blood Transfusion|
|Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:19|
Pradaxa Victim Hospitalized & Requires Blood Transfusion
By Jessica Tyner
Robert Connelly is the latest Pradaxa victim to come forward with his nightmare experience. Connelly claims his doctor didn’t warn him about the possible side effects of Pradaxa, including internal bleeding, when he was prescribed the drug in May 2011. Connelly took Pradaxa until September 2011 when he was hospitalized for severe internal gastrointestinal bleeding.
Connelly’s internal bleeding was so serious that he needed blood transfusions for five units of blood, was hospitalized for five days, and doctors also scheduled a colonoscopy and EGD. Beyond the expensive stay and procedures, Connelly is suing the makers of Pradaxa for mental and physical anguish. He’ll require ongoing medical care to ensure the gastrointestinal bleeding is in check, which will require him to possibly take time off of work, further impacting his income.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:19|
|Various Governments Withdraw Actos, Issue Warnings|
|Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:15|
Various Governments Withdraw Actos, Issue Warnings
By Robert J. Boumis
The drug Actos was marketed to help people with type-2 diabetes. However, post-market surveillance and several studies have revealed that Actos users may face a substantially increased risk of bladder cancer.
In 2008, the drug Actos was the tenth-bestselling drug in the United States, brining in over 2.4 billion dollars in revenue. The drug works by altering the transcription of insulin-sensitive genes, reducing insulin resistance. This helps diabetics control their blood sugar. It has also been found to reduce the risk of pre-diabetes converting to full-blown type-2 diabetes. Additionally, Actos originally appeared to cause fewer serious side effects than some similar diabetes drugs. However, these benefits could be offset by the risk of life-threatening bladder cancer.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:15|
|Certain Birth Control Pills Linked to Blood Clot Risks|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:52|
Certain Birth Control Pills Linked to Blood Clot Risks
By Anne Bucher
Drospirenone is a synthetic hormone that is used in some types of birth control pills. Drospirenone is sold under the brand names Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella. It has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder and moderate acne. These birth control pills have been marketed as a miracle pill that improves the moods and physical symptoms associated with menstruation.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:52|
|Symptoms of Lamictal Stevens Johnson Syndrome|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:47|
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Symptoms of Lamictal Stevens Johnson Syndrome
By Anne Bucher
The drug Lamictal (lamotrigine), marketed by GlaxoSmithKline, has been linked to the severe skin reactions Stevens Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Lamictal in an antiepileptic drug that is used to prevent and control seizures in patients with epilepsy. It can also be used to treat bipolar disorder. Recently, the drug has been reported to have caused serious allergic reactions in some patients. While rare, these allergic reactions are potentially fatal.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:47|
|Over 45,000 Mirena IUD Complaints Submitted to FDA|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:38|
Over 45,000 Mirena IUD Complaints Submitted to FDA
By Anne Bucher
The Mirena IUD, manufactured by Bayer, has become one of the best-selling IUDs on the market. Its popularity has much to do with Bayer’s aggressive direct-to-consumer marketing approach. Since Mirena was initially approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, the company has spent tens of millions of dollars to market the product. Since it has been on the market, more than 10 million women have relied on the Mirena IUD for birth control and to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:38|
|Oklahoma Women Struggle with Vaginal Mesh Complications|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:34|
Oklahoma Women Struggle with Vaginal Mesh Complications
By Amanda Antell
Hundreds of women from Oklahoma are joining forces with victims from across the country to sue transvaginal mesh companies for suffering injuries caused by their bladder sling and vaginal sling implant products.
Each woman received a vaginal mesh implant because they were suffering some kind of organ prolapse. Unfortunately, many of these women suffered horrible infections and other life-altering injuries that required additional corrective surgery. Transvaginal mesh is a durable, gauze-like material that is inserted into a woman’s body to support the bladder or uterus.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:34|