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Woman's Skin Melts Off From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Woman's Skin Melts Off From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome May 13, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Snellville, GA: A Georgia woman claims that her skin melted off when she contracted Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after being given an incorrect dosage of an antidepressant by a pharmacist.
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim Has Permanent Scarring in her Mouth

Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim Has Permanent Scarring in her Mouth April 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Tampa, FL: Donna Rushing is a resident from Tampa who developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome from a medication she had been taking. While she was spared hospitalization and more serious SJS side effects that can often include massive loss of skin and life-threatening infections, her battle with Stevens Johnson skin disease was enough to cause her to lose weight, affected her eating and has left her with permanent scarring in her mouth.
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Texas Woman Suffers Stevens Johnson Syndrome from Bipolar Medication

Texas Woman Suffers Stevens Johnson Syndrome from Bipolar Medication March 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Houston, TX: The majority of patients and plaintiffs touched by the scourge of Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) can usually track, or at the very least suspect with a reasonable hypothesis that Stevens Johnson Syndrome symptoms materialize through the use of pharmaceutical drugs and medications including standard, everyday products such as over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication.
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Government Agencies Release Recommended Warning for Labeling Drug Products Associated with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Government Agencies Release Recommended Warning for Labeling Drug Products Associated with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome February 19, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: Three US government agencies in January released finalized guidance on warning label wording for over-the-counter drugs that contain acetaminophen and labels regarding serious skin conditions such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
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Family Donates to University in Memory of Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim

Family Donates to University in Memory of Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim January 12, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Champaign, IL: The family of a young woman who died from Stevens Johnson syndrome has made a $22,000 donation to Vanderbilt University in honor of their lost loved one. Angela Anderson died around Christmas in 2015, only days after seeking medical attention for her SJS symptoms at a hospital. The donation is being used to fund research into SJS.
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Johnson & Johnson Wins An SJS Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson Wins An SJS Lawsuit December 14, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Hartford, CT: Although there have been some huge victories for plaintiffs in Stevens Johnson syndrome lawsuits, 2016 saw a win for Johnson & Johnson, which was fighting a claim involving a young man who took his own life after developing Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS). 2016 also saw the Supreme Court uphold a massive award for an SJS plaintiff, offering hope to other plaintiffs who allege they suffered debilitating side effects as a result of using certain medications.
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome Lawsuit Filed Against Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart

Stevens Johnson Syndrome Lawsuit Filed Against Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart November 5, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Chicago, IL: A new Stevens Johnson syndrome lawsuit has been filed alleging a child suffered from the serious condition after taking medication for a cold. The lawsuit was reportedly filed by Charlene Monk against Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart after her six-year-old daughter was diagnosed with SJS following a severe allergic reaction to medication.
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Stevens Johnson Survivor Wins Golf Championship

Stevens Johnson Survivor Wins Golf Championship August 25, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
USA Today (8/16/16) recounts Sauers' struggle with SJS, which happened around 2008. Initially, Sauers thought he had rheumatoid arthritis, but the diagnosis was incorrect and he wound up with a diagnosis of Stevens Johnson syndrome.
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One Girl’s Stevens Johnson Syndrome Nightmare

One Girl’s Stevens Johnson Syndrome Nightmare July 27, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
River Falls, WI: It is a nightmare no child should face, especially a child of 12 looking forward to hitting the milestone that heralds the teen years. But Hannah Manche and her parents, a family from River Falls, Wisconsin could have no idea that the doxycycline antibiotic Hannah had been prescribed to combat what was suspected as Lyme disease would launch the young River Falls girl into the horrifying journey that is Stevens Johnson Syndrome.
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Antidepressants Blamed for Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Antidepressants Blamed for Stevens Johnson Syndrome June 27, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Detroit, MI: The use of antidepressants has been blamed for a mother developing Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and almost ending her life. The woman, who was prescribed antidepressants to treat depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, was ultimately hospitalized in intensive care with SJS symptoms.
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