Category: Dangerous Drugs

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Judge Clears Suit Alleging Gilead HIV Medications Defectively Designed

May 11, 2019 - A federal judge in California has greenlighted a lawsuit filed by a group of patients accusing Gilead Sciences Inc. of negligence, products liability, and a host of other allegations surrounding its tenofovir disoproxil fumarate- containing HIV...

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Mother of Three Collapses After Energy Drink Habit Causes Heart Blockage

May 10, 2019 - A 33-year-old British mother collapsed after a 6-per-day energy drink addiction caused her to develop severe heart blockage, according to the Metro UK.

More Losartan Recalled for Contamination with Drug Linked to Cancer

May 7, 2019 - Vivimed Life Sciences has issued a nationwide recall for 19 lots of losartan potassium tablets over concerns the product may be contaminated with N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA), an impurity that has been linked to an increased risk...

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S.C. Parents Push for Energy Drink Ban After Son’s Death

April 30, 2019 - A bill that would ban the sale of energy drinks to minors in South Carolina passed a subcommittee of lawmakers on Friday, sponsored by a couple whose son allegedly died after drinking too much caffeine.

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Alvogen Fentanyl Patch Recall Lawsuit

April 23, 2019 - Fentanyl opioid patches manufactured by Pine Brook, New Jersey-based Alvogen, Inc., recalled for dosing error. Labeling on patches may indicate wrong dosage, Prompting FDA warning.

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Valsartan Recall Lawsuit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a nationwide recall for valsartan, a widely-prescribed blood pressure medication, after it was found to be contaminated with a substance that has been linked to an increased risk for cancer.

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Oregon Firm Recalls Kratom Over Salmonella Contamination

March 4, 2019 - Springfield, Oregon-based Sunstone Organics is recalling certain batches of kratom products over concerns they may be tainted with salmonella bacteria, according to an FDA recall notice issued Friday.

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Losartan Recall Lawsuit

A New Jersey firm is recalling 87 lots of the blood pressure medication Losartan to the consumer level after it was found to be potentially adulterated with a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substance, according to an FDA recall notice issued on Thursday.

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Xeljanz Lawsuit

Use of the rheumatoid arthritis medication Xeljanz (generic: tofacitinib) has been linked to a significantly increased risk for serious side effects including blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), cancer, opportunistic infections, and even death when taken at the dosage...

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Opioid Epidemic Linked to Decline in U.S. Labor Force: Study

A new study published in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity has made a convincing case for blaming at least part of a recent downward trend in the U .S. labor force on prescription opioid medications.