Category: Drug Side Effects

Valsartan Recall Class Action Lawsuit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued at least 3 recent nationwide recalls for the widely-prescribed blood pressure medication valsartan over concerns it may be contaminated with an impurity considered to be a “likely human carcinogen” (cancer-causing substance).

Kratom Pills

Sunstone Organics Recalls Kratom for Salmonella Contamination

March 4, 2019 - Springfield, Oregon-based Sunstone Organics is recalling 2 types of kratom after routine testing identified the presence of salmonella bacteria in the product, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Friday.

Medicine & Money

Losartan Recall Class Action Lawsuit

March 1, 2019 - New Jersey-based Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has issued a nationwide recall for 87 lots of the blood pressure medication Losartan to the consumer level after routine tests found the product to be contaminated with a potential carcinogen...

Xeljanz

Xeljanz Class Action Lawsuit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that use of the rheumatoid arthritis medication Xeljanz (generic: tofacitinib) may increase your risk of developing serious side effects including blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) and even death.

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Could a Drop in U.S. Labor Force be Linked to Opioid Epidemic?

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee (UT) has found that prescription opioid medications are significantly affecting labor force participation and unemployment rates in the U.S.

Fentanyl

Ohio Physician’s License Suspended Pending Investigation into Fentanyl Overdose Deaths

The medical license of a doctor accused of ordering at least 28 fatal or near fatal overdoses on the painkiller Fentanyl was revoked Friday by the State Medical Board of Ohio, which took the action without affording the man a...

Irbesartan

Irbesartan Class Action Lawsuit

Irbesartan, a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), was recalled in January 2019 over contamination with a substance that has been linked to cancer.

Energy drinks

Energy Drinks Linked to Increased Risk for Kidney Disease: Study

January 9, 2019 - A new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) has found a link between sugary beverages -- both soft drinks, sweets, and energy drinks -- and the possibility of developing chronic kidney disease...

AndroGel

AndroGel Settlement Nets $3 Million to Victim of Testosterone Side Effects

The maker of AndroGel, a best-selling testosterone supplement that has been linked to numerous life-threatening cardiovascular side effects, has been ordered to pay $3 million to an Oregon man who claimed the product caused him to have a heart attack.

Medicine & Money

Opioids Responsible for 9,000 Deaths in Children Since 1999: JAMA Study

December 31, 2018 - Over the past two decades, prescription opioid drugs have been linked to an increased mortality rate of nearly 3,000% in children and teens, according to a study published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical...