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April 30, 2018

Possible side effects of Nuplazid treatment for Parkinson’s-related psychosis may include worsened hallucinations or delusions or even wrongful death.

For many Parkinson’s patients and loved ones who were desperate for a reprieve from psychosis, hallucinations and delusions associated with the advanced stages of the disease, the FDA’s approval of Nuplazid…

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Nuplazid Patient Deaths

April 14, 2018

Reports of Deaths Linked to Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis Drug Spark Safety Concerns

Hundreds of patients have died while taking Nuplazid, a drug manufactured by San Diego-based Acadia Pharmaceuticals to control psychosis related to Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating movement disorder that affects hundreds of thousands of individuals and has a typical…

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August 4, 2017

The widely-used prescription IBS-D drug Viberzi has been linked to reports of pancreatitis, sphincter of Oddi spasms, hospitalization and death.

Viberzi is a popular treatment for adults struggling with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), but serious concerns have been raised about the safety of the medication, and…

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July 24, 2017

Possible side effects of the blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra include heart attack, interstitial lung disease, pancreatitis and wrongful death.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received thousands of reports from patients who suffered serious adverse events associated with the rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra, and hundreds of people…

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May 23, 2016

Possible side effects of Abilify antipsychotic treatment include pathological gambling, suicidal thoughts, binge eating and other compulsive behaviors.

Abilify Lawsuit BottleMedical studies have linked Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company’s top-selling antipsychotic drug, Abilify, to binge eating, pathological gambling and other compulsive…

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May 4, 2016

Patients who take the controversial anticoagulant drug Brilinta may face a significantly increased risk of uncontrollable bleeding, heart attack and stroke.

AstraZeneca introduced Brilinta as a superior alternative to the blood thinner Plavix, and the drug maker has since been accused of falsifying clinical trial data and misrepresenting the safety…

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May 4, 2016

People who take Prilosec to relieve their symptoms of heartburn or acid reflux may face an increased risk of kidney damage, dementia, heart attack and other devastating side effects.

The popular heartburn drug Prilosec has been linked to a potential increased risk of serious and potentially life-threatening side effects in…

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