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  • How Does the FDA Regulate Prescription Drugs?

    Before a drug can be released on the market, it must go through a strict approval process with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA regulates the various steps that prescription drugs and other items must go through before they can be marketed to the consumer. Not many people are aware of the approval process or the way in which the FDA regulates prescription drugs. Here’s ...
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  • Benicar is a Dangerous Drug

    Have you heard of the prescription drug Benicar? It is a blood pressure medication. Its side effects include severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as chronic diarrhea and significant weight loss. The symptoms mimic Celiac disease . Amy Collignon Gunn and The Simon Law Firm, are currently investigating the link between the use of Benicar and the gastrointestinal issues. If you or a loved one have ...
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  • Jury Verdict in Favor of Mesh Victim

    Late 2014 a Tx jury reached a verdict of $73.5M in favor of a mesh victim who suffered serious injuries from her Boston Scientific transvaginal mesh device. Earlier in 2015 J&J agreed to resolve 4 legal cases with more expected. Our Mesh practice page .
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  • Trials regarding Heparin recall lawsuits to begin November, 2010

    About Lawsuits is reporting that the first trials in the approximately 50 lawsuits in multi-district litigation in Ohio will be set for trial in 2010. All the cases have allegations that tainted Heparin, a blood thinner manufactured by Baxter, caused severe and potentially life-threatening reactions. Further investigation found that a Baxter manufacturing plant in China produced a “fake” heparin ...
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  • Woman's Breast Cancer Caused by Prempro (Hormone Replacement Drug) - $4 Million Verdict

    A Connecticut woman took the hormone replacement drug Prempro for five years and then developed invasive breast cancer. She had treatment including chemotherapy and radiation for five years. She is currently cancer-free, but if the cancer comes back it will probably kill her. She alleged that the drug company, Wyeth, knew back in 1976 about the connection between hormone therapy and cancer but ...
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  • Avandia Recall May be Recommended by FDA Panel Next Month

    Aboutlawsuits.com reports increasing likelihood that an FDA advisory panel will recommend that an Avandia recall be issued next month, as two new studies (provide further evidence that GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug increases the risk of heart attack and life-threatening injuries. The article continues that an independent panel of expert advisers to the FDA is scheduled to meet on July 13 and 14 ...
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  • Did Actos Manufacturer Know of Bladder Cancer Risk?

    Injuryboard.com reports that the manufacturer of Actos (pioglitazone), Takeda, performed a two-year carcinogenicity study in male and female rats. The study did not show drug-induced tumors in any organ EXCEPT for the bladder but it was determined by Takeda that the evidence did not point to a risk in humans. Takeda's solution was to minimize their results and agree to perform a long-term study on ...
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  • Drug Manufacturer Reaches Settlement for Injuries Suffered After Taking Zicam

    Zicam LLC reached a settlement for $10,000 with a man who suffered injuries after taking Zicam. The man sued Zicam, Botanical Laboratories, Nekros International Marketing, and Matrixx Initiatives. He suffered a complete loss of both smell and taste after taking the drug. If you or a loved one has suffered adverse side effects from any medication, please feel free to call The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
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  • Drug Manufacturers Responsible For Man's Illness

    A jury recently returned a verdict of $104 million to a man who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C after a clinic was found to have reused syringes to administer anesthetic. The man sued Teva Parenteral Medicines, which manufactured the drug, and Baxter Healthcare Corporation, which distributed the drug. The jury faulted the two companies for their involvement with the extra large vials that were ...
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  • Jury Finds Johnson & Johnson's Warnings Labels Inadequate For Motrin

    A jury recently awarded a verdict of $48.2 million to a young man who suffered serious injuries after taking Motrin to alleviate a fever and body aches. He sued Johnson & Johnson, among others, alleging that the warnings regarding reddening of the skin, rashes, and blisters were insufficient. He claimed that the companies knew or should have known that ibuprofen is associated with risk of Stevens ...
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