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  • Category: Medication Errors

    Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyers: Pharmaceutical Companies Putting Patients at Risk Through Off-Label Marketing

    The pharmaceutical industry has been promoting the use of medications to doctors for a variety of “off-label” reasons. “Off-label” refers to uses that have not yet been approved or tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information should be shocking to people who take medications across the United States. Big Pharma is[…]

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    Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss the Long-Term Effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome, known as NAS, is the result of a baby being exposed to drugs while carried in the womb. NAS causes drug withdrawal in babies immediately after they are born. Opioid drugs, such as morphine, oxycodone, heroin, hydrocodone and codeine can cause NAS, as well as certain antidepressants and benzodiazepines. Sometimes, a pregnant[…]

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    The Risk Of Drinking On Antidepressants

    Studies have shown that as people age, they become more susceptible to the depressant effects of alcohol. This is because a person’s body chemistry is prone to changes as they reach middle age. Along with these changes, the chances of someone taking medications that could interact negatively with alcohol also increase. Because of these factors,[…]

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    The Danger of Sleep Deprivation for Doctors   

    Doctors have highly important and stressful jobs. However, many suffer from sleep deprivation due to long shifts and rigorous work schedules. Sleep deprivation can cause an array of mental and physical problems,  putting doctors  and their patients at risk. One example of just how seriously sleep deprivation affects our abilities to function is illuminated in[…]

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    Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Opioid Epidemic Prompts Establishment of Prescription Drug Database

    Just a few months ago Pennsylvania initiated a prescription drug-monitoring database due to the overwhelming amount of drug overdoses and deaths that have been occurring. Just last year alone, there were more than 3,300 overdoses, many of them fatal. This is the highest number of overdoses that Pennsylvania has ever had. There are multiple concerns[…]

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