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What Are the Different Classes of Drug Recalls?

A “recalled drug” is any prescription or over-the-counter medication that has been removed from the market. The recall may be voluntarily issued by the drug manufacturing company, or required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is responsible for making sure that foods, drugs and medical devices are safe for public use. When […]

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What Is the Difference Between Class Action and Multidistrict Lawsuits?

Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a way for the courts to collectively handle multiple lawsuits involving the same plaintiff, such as a drug manufacturer. MDL cases are civil cases that involve the same questions of fact, such as whether a drug manufacturer was negligent in manufacturing dangerous pharmaceuticals. The experienced attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton […]

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First Lawsuit for Avandia Filed In Santa Clara County

Produced by GlaxoSmithKline, Avandia is an oral medication prescribed for type-2 (adult onset) diabetes. It works by improving your blood sugar levels by making your cells more receptive to insulin. But despite its effectiveness at regulating type-2 diabetes, studies have revealed that this medication can lead to serious and potentially deadly side effects. The dangerous […]

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Our Involvement in the Yaz®/Yasmin® Litigation

The birth control pills Yaz® and Yasmin® contain a new kind of progestin hormone known as drsp or drospirenone. But this hormone has been shown to increase the user’s potassium levels, which can lead to adverse health problems such as: Blood clots Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Stroke and heart attack Gallbladder disease […]

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What Is An FDA Black Box Warning?

A black box warning is the strongest warning that a medication can carry and still remain on the market. Certain medications are safe for some patients and severely dangerous for others. When a given drug has been shown to cause harmful side effects, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will issue a “black box warning” […]

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First Lawsuit for Avandia Filed In Santa Clara County

Produced by GlaxoSmithKline, Avandia is an oral medication prescribed for type-2 (adult onset) diabetes. It works by improving your blood sugar levels by making your cells more receptive to insulin. But despite its effectiveness at regulating type-2 diabetes, studies have revealed that this medication can lead to serious and potentially deadly side effects. The dangerous […]

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Hazelnut Recall

On December 17, 2009 a recall of all shelled hazelnuts processed by Willamette Shelling from October 12, 2009 through November 25, 2009 was announced. The recall is due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Hazelnuts still in their shells are not affected by the recall. The nuts listed in the Willamette Shelling recall were labeled under […]

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Tylenol Ez-Open Cap Recall

On December 18, 2009 McNeil consumer Healthcare announced an expansion of its recall of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets 100 count bottles with EZ-OPEN CAP to include all available lots. It had previously recalled only five lots of the defective drug. The recalled bottles have a red cap. The recall was issued due to complaints from […]

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Parkers Farm, Inc. Recalls Several Products

Parker Farms, Inc. has recalled several of its products which are sold under various brand names. The recall was announced on January 8, 2010, after sampling by the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota detected Listeria monocytogenes in some of its finished product. Listeriosis is a potentially serious and even fatal infection. No illnesses have been […]

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Avandia linked to heart attacks

The Senate Finance Committee conducted an investigation of the diabetes drug, Avandia which links the drug to an increased risk of heart attacks. It is estimated that by July 2007, Avandia was associated with approximately 83,000 heart attacks since the drug came to market. The Senate’s Committee reports that GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Avandia, knew […]

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