Narcotic or opioid painkillers are life-saving medications for thousands of people. When a person is recovering from a surgery or is dealing with chronic pain, the drugs can help patients function and resume a normal life. However, these powerful painkillers are extremely addictive and habit forming. Just as the medications can vastly improve a person’s...
When a doctor writes a prescription, most people assume that the pharmacy simply fills the right bottle with the right dose of the right medication. In reality, more than 1.3 million people are injured every year by medication errors. Patients who receive the wrong dose or wrong type of medication are vulnerable to additional injuries...
The owner of a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company and his head pharmacists are facing 25 counts of murder across seven states after tainted steroids sold by the company caused 64 deaths and sickened hundreds of people across the country in 2012. Barry Cadden, the owner of New England Compounding Center (NECC), and head pharmacist Glenn Adam...
Are you aware of the dangerous ingredients that your over-the-counter medications may contain? The warnings and side effects of dangerous pharmaceuticals and over the counter medication include possible liver damage and gastrointestinal bleeding, but certainly do not end there. Thankfully for unsuspecting consumers, hundreds of common over-the-counter painkiller remedies will be receiving changes to their labels...
If you have been injured by a pharmaceutical drug, you are probably angry, confused, and ready to sue. However, due to a US Supreme Court decision, you may not be able to. Even though nearly 80% of prescriptions filled in the United States are generic prescriptions, our Supreme Court has essentially said if you suffer...
Unsafe pharmaceutical drugs are a serious issue in California. In fact, each year throughout the county, thousands of patients are seriously injured, and even die, as a result of unsafe prescription medications.  Serious injuries or death from prescription drugs can come from previously unreported side effects, adverse drug reactions, interactions between two drugs, and/or a...
Consumer watchdog group Public Citizen has called for the Food and Drug Administration to ban weight-loss drugs Xenical and Lee because of their links to kidney stones, pancreatitis and liver damage. This is not the first time that Public Citizen has called on the federal agency to ban these drugs.  In fact, it’s the group’s...
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a new Innovation Pathway program to make the process of approval of medical technologies quicker. This week, the agency announced the new program to expedite the approval of ground breaking new medical technologies. Under the Innovation Pathway program, technologies that have the potential to revolutionize medical care will...
California pharmaceutical injury attorneys, who have been concerned with the high risk of liver injuries arising from accidental overdoses of acetaminophen, will welcome a new ruling by the Food and Drug Administration. This week the agency announced a cap on the amount of acetaminophen that can be contained in prescription drugs. This new limit comes...
Dr. Kramer authored the textbook on the FDA approval process of pharmaceuticals. Literally. In addition to Dr. Kramer’s publications, Dr. Kramer spent months previously investigating drugs such as Phen-Fen and Baycol, each of which has been the subject of intense national and local litigation. Equipped with a unique knowledge of not only the pharmaceutical industry,...
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