Labor-inducing drug can reduce pain with IUD insertion
Vaginal administration of a misoprostol tablet four hours before IUD insertion reduces the difficulty and pain associated with IUD insertion in women who have never been pregnant, according to a new study.
FDA investigates possible link between two deaths and schizophrenia drug
Two unexplained deaths in patients three to four days after receiving appropriate intramuscular injections of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine) are under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Zyprexa Relprevv is designed to release slowly into the
Mirena IUD side effect lawsuits expected to grow into hundreds
Sarah says her experience with Mirena IUD for birth control was so horrendous that she would never recommend the device to anyone. The mother of three says she felt pain the minute the intrauterine device was inserted. The pain got
Woman recounts nightmare experience with Mirena IUD
It was difficult to see the “cons” with the Mirena IUD, writes Bianca Wordley in The Border Mail. “The small t-shaped IUD works when the hormone levonorgestrel is released, making the mucus in the cervix thicker so that sperm can’t
Cook Medical vaginal mesh products may be added to multidistrict litigation
Claims against Cook Medical, Inc. and its vaginal mesh products may soon join lawsuits consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia. The cases currently involve transvaginal mesh devices made by American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Ethicon (Johnson &
Judge recuses himself from Actos bladder cancer lawsuit
A judge assigned to hear an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit has recused himself from the case, citing a conflict with one of the pharmacies listed as a defendant in the case.
Oversized warfarin tablets lead to product recall
One lot of the popular blood thinner warfarin is being recalled because 2 mg tablets were oversized, which could indicate the medication contains more of the active ingredient than is listed on the drug’s label. An unintended overdose of warfarin