Category: Dangerous Drugs

Medicine & Money

Opioid Epidemic has “Peaked”: Cleveland Clinic CEO

The opioid epidemic in the U.S., which currently kills more people than breast cancer, has "peaked," according to Dr. Toby Cosgrove, former CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and one of the nation's leading voices on healthcare reform.

Nasal Spray

CVS Nasal Spray Class Action

Our class action lawyers are accepting potential lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, which is being recalled across the U.S. for bacterial contamination, according to the FDA.

Nasal Spray

CVS Nasal Spray Recall Lawsuit

A CVS-brand nasal spray is being recalled nationwide to the consumer level over concerns of bacterial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Wednesday.

Dilantin

Dilantin Phenytoin Toxicity Lawsuit

Dilantin, a powerful epilepsy medication made by Pfizer, has been linked to a serious side effect known as phenytoin toxicity, a life-threatening complication of the nervous and cardiovascular systems.

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Minneapolis Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors for Contributing to “Epidemic”

Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for allegedly contributing to the nationwide “opioid epidemic” that now kills more people each year in the U.S. than breast cancer.

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Hydrocodone Lawsuit

Hydrocodone, the most widely prescribed -- and abused -- opioid painkiller in the U.S., has been linked to hundreds of overdose deaths and tens of thousands of emergency room visits.

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Kentucky Attorney General Files Opioid Lawsuit Against Walgreens

Andy Beshear, Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general, has filed a sixth lawsuit against The Walgreens Company for deceptive marketing practices involving opioid painkillers.

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.