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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

May 2, 2012

Transvaginal Mesh Devices and Side Effects

Transvaginal mesh devices like the Gynecare TVT are commonly used to treat conditions like pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. Unfortunately, recent patient reports and FDA warnings have suggested that transvaginal mesh and bladder sling devices like Gynecare TVT…

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Pfizer Breast Cancer Lawsuit

April 26, 2012

Pfizer Accused of Marketing Dangerous Drug

Prempro is a combination drug containing Premarin and Provera, which artificially boost hormone levels in women undergoing menopause due to surgery or in post-menopausal women. Known as hormone replacement therapy, the drugs are designed to provide relief from common menopause symptoms like hot flashes,…

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New Bill for Generic Drugs

April 19, 2012

Pliva v. Mensing Supreme Court Decision

A Supreme Court decision last year (Pliva v. Mensing) prohibited patients from suing generic drug firms because the court ruled that the companies had no control over what their labels said, and therefore couldn’t be held responsible for failing to warn patients about potential…

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Propecia Lawsuits Consolidated

April 18, 2012

New Warnings for Propecia Side Effects

Propecia is a popular hair loss drug used by many men to treat male pattern baldness. The active ingredient in Propecia is finasteride, a drug that was originally approved by the FDA in 1992 under the brand name Proscar, a treatment for enlarged prostate….

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Yaz Lawsuits Settled

April 16, 2012

Fourth-Generation Combination Oral Contraceptives

Both Yaz and Yasmin are “fourth-generation” birth control pills manufactured by Bayer that contain drospirenone, a synthetic form of the hormone progestin, in combination with estrogen. Drospirenone was first introduced in Yasmin birth control by Berlex Laboratories, which was later acquired by Bayer. Yasmin was approved…

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Paxil Birth Defect Suits

March 30, 2012

Pregnancy Risks of Paxil

Paxil garnered FDA approval in 1992 as a treatment for major depressive disorder, and was additionally indicated to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, major panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in the following years. Paxil belongs to a class of antidepressant drugs…

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Tylenol Wrongful Death Lawsuit

March 29, 2012

Johnson & Johnson’s Tainted Tylenol and Product Recalls

The toddler’s parents content that the allegedly negligent manufacture and distribution of tainted Tylenol, which included a dangerously high level of the active ingredient acetaminophen, was to blame for the two-year-old’s death. They cite the numerous and ongoing Johnson & Johnson recalls…

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