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Why Take Lyrica and Other Anticonvulsant Drugs Associated with Birth Defects?

Why Take Lyrica and Other Anticonvulsant Drugs Associated with Birth Defects? January 30, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Not all anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are made equal. Some AEDs, including Lyrica, are known to be associated with more birth defects than others. So why are they prescribed to pregnant women and/or women who may get pregnant?
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Lyrica and Topamax: Same but Different

Lyrica and Topamax: Same but Different December 15, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Studies have shown that some anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are safer than others during pregnancy. For instance, Lyrica is classified as Category C while Topamax has Category D status. But both AEDs have been associated with birth defects.
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Who should be Prescribed Lyrica?

Who should be Prescribed Lyrica? November 16, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Osseo, MN:When the FDA approved Lyrica in 2007 to treat fibromyalgia, Pfizer’s profits likely skyrocketed as the disease affects about 3 million to 6 million people in the US each year. It took the agency two more years to warn about possible Lyrica birth defects—how many pregnant women suffering from fibromyalgia took the anticonvulsant drug without knowing?
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Lyrica Birth Defects Cause for Concern

Lyrica Birth Defects Cause for Concern October 10, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Is Lyrica safe? It depends who you ask. Studies indicate the risk of birth defects is high, but Pfizer, the manufacturer, disagrees. And perhaps the benefits outweigh the risks for an epileptic patient. Maybe not so much for women taking the anticonvulsant drug off-label…
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Lyrica not Music to Chiropractor’s Ears

Lyrica not Music to Chiropractor’s Ears September 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Greenville, NC: Lyrica is part of a class of medications originally approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment and management of elliptic seizures, although in recent years indications have expanded to include symptoms of neuropathy and fibromyalgia, an increasingly common complaint. However, a basket of Lyrica side effects – many of them serious – have many patients considering a defective product lawsuit over the alleged harm the drug may be doing to them long term.
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Zofran Litigation Making Progress

Zofran Litigation Making Progress September 12, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Houston, TX: Another Zofran lawsuit filed by parents in Texas joins more than 300 suits filed nationwide against the manufacturer. Most all federal cases consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in Massachusetts are making progress and a first trial date is expected soon.
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Lyrica Studies Indicate Possible Birth Defects

Lyrica Studies Indicate Possible Birth Defects August 22, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Since the anticonvulsant drug Lyrica was developed at Northwestern University, studies indicate that it is associated with birth defects.
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Zofran Complaints Mounting with Increased Awareness of Birth Defects

Zofran Complaints Mounting with Increased Awareness of Birth Defects August 10, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Birmingham, AL: Many women who took Zofran during their pregnancy had idea that it is prescribed “off-label”, meaning it wasn’t approved by the FDA to treat morning sickness.
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Mothers Regret Taking Zofran

Mothers Regret Taking Zofran July 7, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Hattiesburg, MS: “Getting money from the Zofran class-action lawsuit isn’t as important to me as getting the word out to the public about how dangerous this drug is,” says Lucy. Her daughter was born with clubfoot, a birth defect associated with Zofran.
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Zofran Studies: Link or No Link to Birth Defects?

Zofran Studies: Link or No Link to Birth Defects? June 15, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Pittsburgh, PA: While Zofran birth defects lawsuits continue to be filed, a recent study has not found a link between the anti-nausea drug and birth defects.
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