Dangerous Drug

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A recent hearing before the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy shed some light on the possible dangers of cosmetic products, specifically Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powder products. Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits for its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, which may increase the…

Members of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy recently heard testimony on cancer-causing consumer products. During the hearing, several people, including individuals who were harmed by these products, provided testimony before members of the committee. One of the topics of discussion was the link between talcum powder cosmetic products and…

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Recent data released by the medical liability insurer Coverys shows that opioid drugs are responsible for 24 percent of medical malpractice claims involving prescription medications. Opioids are a class of synthetic, pain-relieving drugs that work by interacting with the brain’s opioid receptors. These may include prescription drugs such as fentanyl…

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Last week, we published a blog on the dangerous type 2 diabetes drug Invokana. Once the FDA has evidence that an FDA approved product has serious or life-threatening risks, it can receive a black box warning. The FDA required a black box warning for Invokana after receiving evidence that it increases…

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Invokana is an SGLT2 inhibitor that also goes by the names Invokamet, Invokamet XR and canagliflozin. In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Invokana to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. More than four years after its approval, it has become clear that Invokana is a defective and unreasonably dangerous…

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Modern medications have saved many lives and relieved suffering for millions of people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and worldwide. But sometimes, in a rush to get a new product to market, a drug company does insufficient testing for possible dangers and side effects. When this happens, the hazards of the…

Every prescription medication has its risks, but it is the responsibility of the drug company to disclose the potential side effects and risks of taking the medication. When drug companies in Philadelphia try to minimize the risks or use unethical tactics in order to get people to use their medication,…

When your child is sick, you would likely do anything in your power to help alleviate his or her pain and suffering. In Philadelphia, a popular way to help deal with aches, pains and fevers is with acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is often available in doses appropriate for children and is typically…

When a patient is prescribed a pharmaceutical, the patient trusts the pharmaceutical was properly tested, and thereafter marketed in such a manner that protects the patient’s safety and wellbeing. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There have been patients in Philadelphia and elsewhere across Pennsylvania that have been seriously…