Hundreds of Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits filed in Philadelphia court
About 700 product liability lawsuits involving the antipsychotic Risperdal have been filed in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas alleging use of the drug caused boys and young men to develop breasts, a condition referred to as gynecomastia. Many of the
Drug company testing type 2 diabetes drug designed to have fewer side effects
Drug developer BioKier currently testing a new oral formulation of type 2 diabetes treatment that may prove safer than injectable versions of the drug currently on the market.
Regeneron, Sanofi pay $67.5 million to expedite approval of experimental cholesterol drug
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi are paying $67.5 million to improve the chances of getting their experimental cholesterol-lowering drug on the market before any other drug company with similar cholesterol treatments in development. Regeneron and Sanofi are purchasing a first-of-its-kind voucher
Novel new diabetes treatment fares well in clinical trials
Clinical trials on a novel new type 2 diabetes treatment lowered glucose, did not increase lipids, and was well tolerated in patients with the chronic disease.
Lipitor side effects lawsuits mount against Pfizer
Lawsuits are mounting against Pfizer Inc., alleging the company withheld information that its cholesterol-lowering statin drug Lipitor could cause women to develop type 2 diabetes. In the past five months, Lipitor side effects lawsuits have jumped from 56 to more than
Newborn head and body support products recalled due to presence of mold
Children’s Medical Ventures is recalling its Gel-E Donut and Squishon 2 products used in hospitals to support and cradle an infant’s head or body because of numerous complaints about visible mold on the outer surface of the products. The mold
Mirena IUD linked to increased breast cancer risk in premenopausal women
Premenopausal women who use a hormone-releasing intrauterine device, such as the Mirena IUD, are at greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study recently published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Insulin therapy may help prevent acute pancreatitis
Acute pancreatitis affects about 20,000 people every year and results in 1,000 deaths. It can also increase the risk for pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease. Yet, there is no immediate cure for the painful and
New testosterone replacement capsule fares well in clinical trials
Clinical trials for Clarus Therapeutic’s new testosterone replacement treatment Rextoro show the drug is comparable to other testosterone therapies and, if approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), could provide patients with yet another treatment option to boost the
Bone marrow treatment restores hair growth in patients with alopecia
Clinical trials on FDA-approved drugs for other conditions have been shown to restore hair growth in some patients with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.