Category: Dangerous Drugs

Teething Tablets

FDA Warns Against Use of Benzocaine Teething Products on Children

Stop using any medicine that contains benzocaine for children’s teething, FDA cautions, as these products have been linked to a serious side effect called methemoglobinemia, which can cause oxygen levels in the blood to drop to unsafe levels, potentially causing...

Juluca

Juluca Lawsuit

Neural tube defects -- severe birth defects involving the brain, spinal cord and related structures -- are a potential side effect of the HIV drug Juluca (generic: dolutegravir) when taken during early pregnancy, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration said...

Buprenophine

Buprenorphine Lawsuit

Buprenorphine, an opioid drug manufactured by Reckitt-Benckiser, has been reported by some users to be worse than OxyContin, and comes with a severe risk of addiction, horribly bad withdrawal symptoms, high likelihood of overdose, and death.

methadone

Methadone Lawsuit

The law offices of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, are pursuing litigation against doctors and pharmacies who prescribe methadone in an unsafe way.

Walmart

Walmart to Restrict Opioid Prescriptions

Walmart announced on Monday it will limit initial opioid prescriptions to no more than a 1-week supply in an effort to do its part to curb a nationwide epidemic which now kills more people than breast cancer.

subsys

Subsys Lawsuit

Subsys, a powerful sublingual fentanyl spray made by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., is highly addictive and may cause physical dependence and/or unintentional overdose leading to death.

Lamictal Tied to Severe Immune System Reaction: FDA Warning

The anticonvulsant drug Lamictal (generic: lamotrigine) has been linked to a potentially fatal immune reaction called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), prompting a warning from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Gambling Addiction

Abilify Bellwether Trials to Begin in June

Lawsuits involving allegations of uncontrollable gambling addictions and other compulsive behavior disorders resulting from use of the antipsychotic Abilify (generic: aripiprazole) are scheduled to begin this summer in the U.S. District Court, District of Florida, where all such federal claims...

coffee grains in a white mug

Caffeine Overdose Lawsuit

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it is banning the sale of pure and bulk caffeine products after 2 young men died from an accidental overdose.

Zinbryta

Zinbryta Lawsuit

A global withdrawal has been issued for Zinbryta (generic: daclizumab), a multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment linked to inflammatory brain disorders (encephalitis and meningoencephalitis), liver failure, and death.