UNSAFE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS
Do in large part to the direct advertising by pharmaceutical companies, individuals have taken greater control in requesting drug and pharmacological treatment. As a result of apparent patient knowledge and reduction of time allotted in physician counseling of patients, individuals have been exposed in greater numbers to the dangers of over medication, under medication, erroneous medication and defective medication. Add to that complex network, the push by pharmaceutical companies to get their drugs on the market and in the hands of consumers has resulted in serious and, in many cases, fatal injuries.
Unfortunately, symptoms may go undetected, untreated or erroneously treated as a disease; in addition, patients often assume that the injuries were unavoidable. For example, a fever may result from a hernia patch operation or suicide and sleep disturbance may result of anti-depressants or a heart attack may result from use of a prescribed medication.
Below are a list of drugs that have been subject to medication recalls and warnings posted by the Food and Drug Administation (FDA) along with symptoms/side affects that are likely caused by use of the respective drug. If you have experienced any of the symptoms listed, or any others not listed, you may be entitled to compensation for an injury or medical problem that may have been caused by the drug. We are currently accepting and evaluating cases regarding each of the drugs listed below. If you believe you have been injured by an unsafe pharmaceutical drug and it isn't listed on this page, please call us at 877-888-5936.
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ABILIFY - WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ABILIFY INQUIRIES OR CASES!
In late 2003 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the drug Aripiprazole, which is better known to the public as the prescription medication...
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ACCUTANE - The FDA recorded reports of IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) following Accutane use in 1997 and 2002. In May 2007, a man was awarded $2.62 million after developing Crohn’s Disease following four months...
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ACE INHIBITORS - Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme drugs known as ACE Inhibitors are used primarily to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure in adults. These drugs may also be prescribed for coronary artery disease,...
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AVANDIA - Avandia has been linked to heart attacks, congestive heart failure, liver damage, kidney problems, and increased bone thinning in both men and women. The diabetes drug, manufactured by...
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BAYCOL - In the late 90s, the pharmaceutical group Bayer A.G. released a new drug called Baycol, also known as cervistatin sodium, which was meant to block the production and build-up of cholesterol in the body, as well as to...
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BEXTRA - Valdecoxib, or Bextra as its known to the general public, is a prescription drug that is classified medically as a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID. Manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer,...
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CELEBREX - The Pfizer, Inc. Cox-2 Inhibitor, Celecoxib, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) marketed as Celebrex. It is prescribed primarily as a treatment for arthritis, but other uses include treatment...
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CYLERT - Pemoline, sold by Abbott Laboratories as the drug Cylert, was originally approved by the FDA in 1975 as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Because the drug was available on the market...
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DEPAKOTE - WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING DEPAKOTE INQUIRIES OR CASES!
Divalproex sodium (comprised of sodium valproate and valproic acid) is an anticonvulsant drug marketed by Abbott Laboratories under the brand names...
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DIGITEK (digoxin tablets, USP) – On April 25, 2008, the FDA released a notice posted by the manufacturer of Digitek that the product was being recalled due to defects in dosage. The defect in dosage was the...
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Fen-Phen – Fen Phen, which is the drug cocktail of Pondimin and Redux, was prescribed to people who were looking to lose weight. The side effects, however, could be life threathening and persist...
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GADOLINIUM - Did you or a loved one develop a serious condition after a recent MRI? The illness you or your loved one developed may have actually been the result of a contrast agent used in the MRI scan.
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HEPARIN - In February 2008, Baxter International, the primary manufacturer of Heparin in the United States, recalled all of its Heparin products after pressure from the FDA. The FDA believed that at the time at least 400 life...
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KETEK - In 2007, the FDA confirmed at least 55 cases of liver damage, including at least 5 deaths, as a result of the antibiotic Ketek. Ketek, which is made by Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE: SNY), was prescribed quite frequently to...
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LEXAPRO - WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING LEXAPRO INQUIRIES OR CASES!
Escitalopram, or as it is more commonly known, Lexapro, is an antidepressant medication, or more specifically a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor...
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MIRAPREX - The prescription drug Miraprex, which is distributed by both Boehringer-Ingelheim and Pfizer, was at the time one of the best-selling products on the market aimed at controlling the symptoms of Parkinson’s...
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ORTHO EVRA PATCH - The FDA has released information suggesting that combination hormonal contraceptives, specifically the Ortho Evra Patch, are associated with a number of health risks including strokes, blood clots, heart...
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PAXIL - GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE: GSK) manufactures Paroxetine commonly referred to as Paxil and Paxil CR to treat depression. Paxil has been cited by the FDA as causing an increase in suicidal...
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RAPTIVA (efalizumab) - Protecting Your Rights with the Help of a Qualified Raptiva Attorney
Genetech’s injectible drug, Raptiva (efalizumab,) was approved by the FDA on October 17, 2003 for the treatment of moderate...
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REGLAN (metoclopramide) - Protecting Your Rights with the Help of a Qualified Reglan Attorney
The drug metoclopramide was originally marketed under the brand name Reglan by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. It was later...
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SEROQUEL - WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SEROQUEL INQUIRIES OR CASES!
In 1997, Seroquel was approved by the FDA to treat individuals suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, it was often prescribed to...
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SINGULAIR - On March 27, 2008, the FDA informed health care professionals and patients of possible connections between the use of Singulair and behavioral or mood changes. It is believed Singulair increases...
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TRASYLOL – Trasylol (a.k.a. aprotinin) is a drug that was administered in almost 40% of heart surgery procedures from when it was introduced in 1993 to when it was finally pulled off the market by drug...
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VIOXX - The drug rofecoxib, a Cox-2 Inhibitor NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug,) was FDA approved in 1999 and marketed under the brand name Vioxx by Merck & Co., Inc. Vioxx was used to treat arthritis, acute...
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VYTORIN - Ezetimibe/simvastatin is more commonly known as Vytorin or Inegy. It is a combination of the statin Zocor and the cholesterol-lowering drug Zetia, which is marketed as a joint venture by the pharmaceutical giants...
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ZELNORM – In March 2007, Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS), the make of Zelnorm, voluntarily withdrew the drug from the market after strong pressure from the FDA. FDA advisories reported that patients who had been...
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ZICAM - Understanding Zicam Consequences with the Help of a Qualified Zicam Attorney
Matrixx Initiatives first offered Zicam in 1999. Since 2002, the FDA has fielded over 130 complaints regarding the loss of smell, known...
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ZOLOFT - Zoloft came raging on the market in 1991, marketed by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, as a powerful antidepressant. Its formal name is sertraline hydrochloride and it's used in adults to treat many forms of depression along...
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