Category: Drug Side Effects

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medical license of a doctor accused of ordering at least 28 fatal or near fatal overdoses on the painkiller Fentanyl was revoked Friday by the State Medical Board of Ohio, which took the action without affording the man a...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

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

FDA Warns that Certain Antibiotics May Cause Fatal Heart Damage

December 26, 2018 - Fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Cipro, Avelox, Noroxin) may increase the risk for tears or ruptures in the aorta, the largest artery in the human body, according to an FDA Drug Safety Communication issued on Thursday.

Synthetic Cannabinoids

Life-Threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use: CDC Warning

In May 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that more than 200 cases of severe and unexplained bleeding had been linked to the use of synthetic cannabinoids potentially laced with rat poison (brodifacoum).

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Campath Class Action Lawsuit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring that labels of the leukemia treatment Campath (generic: alemtuzumab) carry the strongest warning possible regarding an increased risk of stroke and blood vessel wall tears (arterial dissection). Free Confidential Class Action...

Lemtrada

Lemtrada Class Action Lawsuit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring that labels of the multiple sclerosis treatment Lemtrada (generic: alemtuzumab) carry the strongest warning possible regarding an increased risk of stroke and blood vessel wall tears (arterial dissection). Free Confidential Class...