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Xarelto® Blood Thinning Medication Causes Uncontrolled Bleeding, New Lawsuit Alleges

According to a recent lawsuit filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas (Stuntebeck v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.), the anticoagulant drug, Xarelto® (rivaroxaban), is alleged to cause serious and uncontrolled internal bleeding that might be irreversible, that could result in life-threatening injuries and even death. The anti-clotting medication Xarelto®, which is marketed […]


Drug Compounder Working Under Unsanitary Conditions, FDA Reports

After a March review, the FDA stated that the Alabama-based Medaus Pharmacy has sterility issues in its facility prompting concerns regarding the safety of its products. The FDA issued a warning letter on January 15, 2014, notifying the drug compounder that state health regulators and inspectors found the pharmacy was selling drugs without prescriptions. Such […]


Researchers Aim to Test Experimental Drugs to Alter Circadian Rhythms

Two neurology professors aim to begin testing drugs that could positively alter the body’s circadian rhythms (i.e., the body’s internal clock that control it’s biological workings from sleeping and eating to cardiovascular function). Studies have shown that disrupting the body’s internal clock, for example by working night shift, can increase an individual’s risk for developing […]


New Studies Reveal Effects of Testosterone Therapy

Two recent studies have shed some light on the effects that testosterone replacement therapies have on men. In particular, the studies revealed that exercise and obesity significantly impact the success rate of testosterone replacement therapy. Dr. Min Gu Park from Inje University in South Korea conducted a study, which demonstrated that exercise may influence the […]


FDA Approves New Drug Developed to Treat MRSA Infections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the intravenous drug Dalvance to treat bacterial skin infections, such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Dalvance is the first drug labeled as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) to receive FDA approval. MRSA is a life-threatening bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotics and is often […]


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Settles Promotion Claims: $105 Million Settlement

Bloomberg News reports that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the U.K.’s largest drug manufacturer, settled claims nationwide alleging the drug manufacturer illegally promoted asthma and antidepressant drugs. The company will contribute $105 million to a settlement fund over claims asserted by California, New York, and more than 40 other states. California will receive the bulk of the settlement […]


Doctors Criticize Low Testosterone Drug Manufacturers’ Marketing Ploy During Men’s Health Week

Two Dartmouth doctors are criticizing low testosterone therapy manufacturers for their marketing tactics of the Low-T therapy during Men’s Health Week. The event is sponsored by AbbVie and Pfizer, two key manufacturers of testosterone replacement products. While Men’s Health Week is a campaign designed to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems” among men and boys, […]


FDA Alert: Class II Recall Issued on Hypertension Pill Found in Allergy Drug Bottles

The Indian drug-manufacturer, Zydus Cadila, has recalled 10,200 bottles of its allergy-relief medication from the United States after it found one of its 25 mg bottles contaminated with 25 mg of atenolol, a medication used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain).  The FDA classified the recall as a Class II, which […]


Kristine Kraft of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP Reports on the Formation of a New MDL for Claims Alleging Injuries from Testosterone Replacement Therapy Drugs

On June 6, 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) entered an order (Case MDL No. 2545, Doc No. 211) consolidating all claims filed in federal court alleging injuries involving testosterone products before The Honorable Judge Matthew F. Kennerly in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in an MDL […]


FDA Approves First-Ever Nasal Testosterone Treatment, Natesto™

Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first and only low testosterone nasal gel, Natesto™. The self-administered product has been approved for adult males as a replacement therapy for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone. Tom Rossi, Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation President and CEO, […]

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