Category: Dangerous Drugs

Xeljanz

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...

Prescription Drug Bottle

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.

Fentanyl

Ohio Doctor Linked to 28 Fentanyl Overdoses

Dr. William Husel, a critical care medicine specialist and anesthesiologist at Mount Carmel Hospital System in Columbus, Ohio, is being investigated for his role in at least 28 "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" overdoses on fentanyl, a painkiller 50-100 times...

Irbesartan

Irbesartan Lawsuit

Side effects of the blood pressure medication Irbesartan may include cancer, as the drug was recalled in January 2019 for contamination with a carcinogen.

Rockstar Energy Drink

Energy Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease Risk: Study

A new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has identified yet another link between the consumption of sugar-laden energy drinks and an increased risk for kidney disease.

AndroGel

AbbVie to Pay $3M AndroGel Settlement

AbbVie Inc., maker of the best-selling testosterone supplement Androgel, has been ordered to pay $3 million over a lawsuit filed by an Oregon man who claimed that the product caused him to have a heart attack.

Medicine & Money

Opioid Deaths Among Children Triple in 20 years: JAMA Study

Synthetic opioid medications have produced an increased mortality rate of 2,925% in children and teens since 1999, according to a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Cipro

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Cause Fatal Heart Damage: FDA Warning

Prescription medications commonly used to treat upper respiratory infection, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause painful and sometimes life-threatening damage to the body’s main artery, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning.

Synthetic Cannabinoid

Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Severe Bleeding: CDC Warning

More than 200 cases of severe and unexplained bleeding from synthetic cannabinoids suspected of being laced with rat poison have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency announced on May 25, 2018.

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Campath Lawsuit

The FDA recently issued an urgent Drug Safety Alert indicating that alemtuzumab, the active ingredient in leukemia treatment Campath, had been linked to an increased risk for stroke and blood vessel wall tears (arterial dissection).