Category Archives: Dangerous Drug

Were you or a loved one injured after taking a dangerous drug? Our pharmaceutical injury lawyers can help you explore legal options for compensation.

Are Medical Malpractice Claims Being Filed Over Prescription Opioid Drugs?

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 (Actiq, Onsolis, Abstral and Fentora), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan) and hydrocodone (Norco and Lortab). There are multiple types of…
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Why Do Drugs and Medical Devices Receive Black Box Warnings?

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 the risk of leg and foot amputations. A black box warning is the strictest type of warning required by…
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Can I File an Invokana Lawsuit?

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 drug. The FDA required Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to include a black box warning…
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Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck Talc Case Covered by Press

The Legal Intelligencer recently published an article that discusses a talcum powder lawsuit being handled by our law firm. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson because its popular talcum powders, “Johnson’s Baby Powder” and “Shower to Shower” could be linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The case being handled by our attorneys, Nancy Winkler and Todd Schoenhaus, has recently been moved back to the…
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Fighting for compensation for victims of defective drugs

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 medication do not become apparent until patients are injured or killed. A prescription drug recall often comes too late for…
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Manufacturer recalls antidepressant for poor dissolution rate

Patients in Philadelphia will typically take any medications that they’re counseled to take without any reservations. After all, there are safeguards and standards in place to ensure that unsafe drugs are not released to market, right? What many don’t understand is the complex chemistry behind the drugs that they are taking. The smallest error in the composition of the drug may have a dramatic effect on its intended performance once…
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Group wants FDA to put black box warnings on testosterone drugs

When men in Philadelphia show signs of fatigue and low libido, they may be suffering from low testosterone. Their doctor may recommend placing them on a testosterone replacement drug in order to counteract these symptoms. In the United States, the number of prescriptions for drugs containing testosterone reached over five million last year. Up until recently, these drugs were considered to be fairly safe, but new studies are showing some…
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FDA: Taking migraine drugs during pregnancy not worth the risk

A pharmaceutical that is safe for an adult to take can be a dangerous drug for a fetus. It is critical for doctors to warn women of child-bearing age of these risks. Pharmaceuticals containing the active ingredient valproate sodium already require a box warning detailing the risk for birth defects, but after additional studies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking additional precautions. A handful of pharmaceuticals with this…
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Bayer AG settles lawsuits over dangerous oral contraceptives

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 injured when they have been prescribed a pharmaceutical that is dangerous, or told to take a pharmaceutical in a manner…
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