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Insys Faked Cancer Patients to Get Fentanyl Sales

Insys Faked Cancer Patients to Get Fentanyl Sales September 7, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC:: Federal investigators have revealed a massive scheme by Insys, maker of Subsys, a sprayable form of fentanyl, to mislead insurers and boost sales of the opioid. The congressional investigation is led by Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, where deaths by opioid overdose have more than doubled between 2005 and 2014.
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Despite Concerns over Onglyza, FDA Keeps Going Back to the Trough

Despite Concerns over Onglyza, FDA Keeps Going Back to the Trough September 6, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: In the accepted parlance of the pharmaceutical and medical industries, a drug is considered not unsafe for the intended patient if the benefits of the drug outweigh the risk. One can therefore assume that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took this mantra to heart in 2009 when the federal regulator approved Onglyza (saxagliptin) in spite of reservations over potential saxagliptin side effects and the results of clinical trials associated with Onglyza conducted before the drug was approved.
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Testosterone Lawsuits Begin, Outcomes Split

Testosterone Lawsuits Begin, Outcomes Split September 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: The makers of a testosterone supplement that only carries FDA approval for hypogonadism (severely depleted testosterone) but nonetheless has been heavily marketed to treat a largely manufactured disease, won their day in court at the end of last month when a jury in state court found in favor of AndroGel manufacturer AbbVie. The decision translates to a loss for the plaintiff, who alleged in his testosterone lawsuit that his heart attack was associated with his use of AndroGel.
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Are Benicar Generics Flying Under the Radar?

Are Benicar Generics Flying Under the Radar? September 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Cruz, CA:Drug maker Daiichi Sankyo has now offered $300 million to settle more than 2,000 Benicar lawsuits based on allegations that blood pressure medications, Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenzor caused serious gastrointestinal injuries. But Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Apotex, Inc., Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Ascend Laboratories LLC are in various stages of marketing generic Benicar in the US. A Canadian version of Daichi Sankyo’s Benicar, sold under the name Olmetec, is also available to Americans who manage to do their prescription shopping over the border. Cost-conscious consumers may miss out on information about Benicar side effects when they buy essentially the same drug under another name.
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New Jersey Woman Files Mirena Lawsuit Alleging Blurred Vision

New Jersey Woman Files Mirena Lawsuit Alleging Blurred Vision September 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Newark, NJ: The majority of Mirena birth control side effects lawsuits are associated with device migration and various injuries stemming from the intra-uterine birth control device having drifted away from its original insertion point. Reported incidences of Mirena uterine perforation have included reports of uterine perforation when the device is initially inserted or at some point in the future after the device has been in service for some time.
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“The Bravelle Clock is Ticking,” Says Canadian Attorney

“The Bravelle Clock is Ticking,” Says Canadian Attorney September 4, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Vancouver, BC: While plaintiffs, both in Canada and the U.S., are joining Bravelle Infertility drug lawsuits against manufacturer Ferring Pharmaceuticals, some couples and individuals have exhausted their finances due to the allegedly ineffective fertility drug. And time is not on their side.
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Study Suggests Abilify Risks Outweigh Benefits

Study Suggests Abilify Risks Outweigh Benefits September 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC:A recent study conducted by researchers at the Veterans Affairs suggests that Abilify (aripiprazole) may not be as effective at treating depression as the medical community and patients have been led to believe by the manufacturer.
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Michigan Widow Files Asbestos Lawsuit

Michigan Widow Files Asbestos Lawsuit August 31, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Port Huron, MI: A woman from Michigan claims her late husband, who died of lung cancer, was felled from the aftereffects of asbestos exposure while on the job. To that end, plaintiff Phylis Rutledge filed an asbestosis lawsuit on behalf of the estate of Warren Rutledge against a host of defendants.
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New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict

New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict August 30, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA A jury trial in California recently ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a woman dying of ovarian cancer for failure to warn that the genital talc use could cause cancer. Eva Echeverria used J&J’s Johnson’s Baby Power on a daily basis for decades and claimed talc ultimately led to her cancer diagnosis.
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“The More I Find Out about this Hernia Mesh, the Angrier I Get, “ says Surgical Mesh Victim

“The More I Find Out about this Hernia Mesh, the Angrier I Get, “ says Surgical Mesh Victim August 29, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ON: Linda has been suffering from debilitating pain since she had routine abdominal mesh surgery. “I was better off before surgery with a little discomfort. Now I find out, too late, that some of the mesh is defective,” she says. “And to make me even angrier, studies show that not all hernias need surgery. I should have sat this one out…
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