Using a medication for a purpose which was never approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sounds like a recipe for disaster, but the practice is surprisingly common. As many as 40 to 60% of all prescriptions are for uses which the manufacturer never intended, but most of the time these drugs only help...
The idea of being awake but paralyzed during a surgery—unable to talk or scream, but feeling the entire procedure—sounds like something out of a horror film. Unfortunately, this phenomenon happens to an estimated 20,000 to 40,000 Americans per year. Known as anesthesia awareness, this type of horrifying mistake can be prevented with the use of...
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...
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