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Pharmacy group wants black box warning added to antibiotic Levaquin

Posted: July 25, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A University of South Carolina pharmacy group is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put the strongest warning possible on Johnson & Johnson’s antibiotic Levaquin alerting consumers about the potential for cellular damage that could lead to serious diseases.

FDA questions value of aspirin therapy for heart attack prevention

Posted: May 10, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week denied a request by German drug maker Bayer AG to change the label on packages of its aspirin to promote the benefits of regular aspirin therapy to ward off first heart attack

Cases against Mirena IUD move toward class-action lawsuit

Posted: April 26, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Months after having the Mirena IUD inserted in her cervix to prevent pregnancy, K. demanded her doctor remove the contraceptive device. It was the only thing she could think of that could be causing her hair loss, weight gain, fatigue,

IUD effectiveness may last longer than advertised

Posted: March 17, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, may be effective at preventing pregnancy longer than advertised, according to a new review of several studies.

$100 million offered to plaintiffs in NuvaRing blood clot lawsuits

Posted: February 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Merck & Co. has agreed to pay $100 million to settle thousands lawsuits alleging the company’s contraceptive device NuvaRing caused life-threatening blood clots. The only caveat is that at least 95 percent of the eligible complainants must opt into the agreement

Whistleblower lawsuit against Bayer revived by appellate court

Posted: October 17, 2013 Consumer Fraud

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals restored a whistleblower’s lawsuit against Bayer alleging the pharmaceutical giant fraudulently led the Department of Defense to into purchasing its drug Baycol, a cholesterol-lowering statin that had been linked

Mirena IUD complication reports, lawsuits increase

Posted: September 7, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Women using the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control and/or to curb heavy menstrual bleeding should be aware that the devices have been linked to serious injuries. Not only has the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seen an increase

Serious injuries associated with Mirena IUD

Posted: July 1, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Women who are using the intrauterine device Mirena should be aware that the IUD could spontaneously migrate after it is inserted, and may cause serious injury, The Safety Report warns.

Labor-inducing drug can reduce pain with IUD insertion

Posted: June 19, 2013 Pharmaceutical

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.

Mirena IUD side effect lawsuits expected to grow into hundreds

Posted: June 18, 2013 Pharmaceutical

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