Jury Awards $38 Million in Depakote Trial

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] On May 27, 2015, a St. Louis jury ordered Abbott Laboratories to pay $38 million to a girl who suffers from spina bifida after her mother took the anti-seizure medication Depakote during pregnancy.  The verdict includes $23 million in punitive damages. The jury found…

Actos Settlement

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Takeda has agreed to pay $2.4 billion to resolve certain Actos claims. Those who are allowed to participate in the settlement must: (1) allege they have bladder cancer; (2) have first used Actos prior to December 1, 2011; and (3) either have a lawsuit…

Birth Defects Caused by Pregnancy Drug Zofran

[share title=”Share This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Zofran, is a prescription medication that can be prescribed for nausea and vomiting; pregnant women experiencing severe symptoms are often prescribed the medication during the first trimester. Zofran is known effectiveness in treating nausea and vomiting, however in recent studies consuming the drug has shown serious…

Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

[share title=”This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] On March 24, it was announced that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary had reached a settlement in a bellwether trial over their transvaginal mesh devices. That settlement came shortly after a California jury delivered a $5.7 million verdict against J&J’s Ethicon over their Gynecare TVT…

Xarelto Drug Causes Irreversible Internal Bleeding

[share title=”This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] FDA has issued a warning of increased Thrombotic Event (Bleeding and Hemorrhage)! Xarelto is prescribed to prevent strokes in people with arterial fibrillation; as a treatment for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism;  it was first to prevent deep thrombosis in patients undergoing  hip or knee replacement…

Takeda Hit With $2.3M Verdict In Philly Actos Case

[share title=”Title” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”]Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc. was hit with a $2.3 million verdict on Thursday after a Philadelphia jury concluded that the diabetes drug Actos had been a significant cause of a retired Pennsylvania teacher’s bladder cancer and that the man’s doctor had been inadequately warned about the risks. The…

Medtronic Recalls 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm Pumps

[share title=”Title” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] A risk of over-delivery of insulin causes the Medtronic Corporation to issue a Class II recall for about 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps.  This recall was issued on September 8, 2014, after Medtronic received numerous reports from customers who accidentally programmed the device to deliver the…

Low-T and Testosterone Therapy Putting Men at Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association links Low-T treatments to increases in Testosterone Heart Attacks and Testosterone Strokes. (Link # 1) With a superabundance of advertising to both patients and doctors over the past decade, Low-T treatment has increased more than five-fold…

Medtronic Infusion Pump Recalled

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Baxter International is recalling its Colleague infusion pumps from the American market under an agreement with federal regulators that sought to fix problems like battery failures and software errors, according to a report in The New York Times. The article goes on to state that the Food…

Medtronic Minimed Infusion Pump Recall

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Medtronic issued a Class I recall of their MiniMed Quick-set® Paradigm Infusion Insulin pump on June 29, 2009. Thousands of diabetic patients use this device to monitor their blood glucose levels and assist them in the control of their glucose levels by delivering doses of insulin…