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  • Category: Medication Errors

    Dangerous, Common Drug Interactions

    Results from a new poll conducted by the University of Michigan Medical School are in and the data confirms that too few Americans are aware of common and dangerous drug interactions. Although older individuals in particular are more likely to take more than one prescription medication, only one-third say they discuss possible medication interactions, potential[…]

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    How Dangerous it is to take the Wrong Medication?

    At least 1.3 million Americans sustain injuries as a result of medication errors, according to data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And, according to a newly published study in the medical journal Clinical Toxicology, the number of medical errors is steadily increasing, putting thousands of people in danger every day. Medication errors can[…]

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    Bayer Faces Multiple Lawsuits because of Mirena Dangers

    The big pharmaceutical company Bayer is currently facing lawsuits filed across the country by thousands of women for various health allegations. Most of the women claim that Mirena, an intrauterine device (IUD) used for birth control, has serious and dangerous side effects that Bayer intentionally concealed and failed to warn consumers. IUD’s are small, T-shaped[…]

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    Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyers: Kids Under 12 Shouldn’t be Prescribed Codeine or Tramadol

    Some important news for parents: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially added codeine and tramadol to its list of “contraindicated” medications for kids under 12-years-old. Both medications have been used in the past to treat pain and a cough in children under 12, but because they carry the risk of respiratory depression, complications[…]

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    Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers: How Fentanyl Prescriptions can be Medical Malpractice

    Fentanyl is a potent narcotic drug. It is chemically similar to morphine but 80 to 100 times stronger, and is a synthetic opioid. Typically it is used to treat serious or chronic pain in patients facing serious illness, and is administered through a patch, injection, pill or even lozenge. Doctors have been negligently prescribing fentanyl[…]

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