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  • Category: Dangerous Drugs

    Xarelto Litigation Settles for $775 Million

    Settlement News Bayer and Johnson & Johnson agreed to resolve nationwide litigation over its blood thinner, Xarelto, for $775 million. The litigation involves over 22,000 cases in both federal and state court.  Xarelto has been linked to internal bleeding, including cerebral or gastrointestinal hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and, in some instances,[…]

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    CDC Reports: Opioid Overdoses

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017 – and the agency says synthetic opioids (e.g. Fentanyl) were involved in nearly 50,000 of them. Even more horrifying is that the number of opioid-related drug overdoses continues to grow, and Pennsylvania was one of[…]

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    Children’s Medication Recall Alert

    Tris Pharma is recalling three lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension – or liquid ibuprofen – because the product may contain a higher concentration of the medication than intended. The recalled infants’ pain reliever and fever reducer is sold at stores like CVS, Wal-Mart, and Family Dollar. Possible Health Complications Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal[…]

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    Contraindicated: The FDA and Kids’ Medicines

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants everyone – doctors, parents, caregivers and the general public – to know that using codeine and tramadol can both result in fatal consequences for kids. Because of how dangerous the two drugs can be, the administration now requires that certain information be added to the labels of the[…]

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    Early, Unexpected Death A Potential Consequence of Heartburn Drugs

    A new study published in the British Medical Journal Open has discovered alarming news for people who take certain heartburn medications. At prescription strength level, certain drugs have been tied to an increase in unexpected, early death. According to the study, particular heartburn medications can increase a person’s risk level by as much as 25%.[…]

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