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Effexor Multidistrict Litigation Created

Effexor Multidistrict Litigation Created August 22, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Philadelphia, PA The US Judicial Panel on multidistrict litigation (MDL) has created a multidistrict litigation for lawsuits regarding Effexor side effects. The lawsuits allege infants suffered from so-called Effexor birth defects after being exposed to the antidepressant prior to birth. The Effexor lawsuits have been transferred to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
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The Heartbreak of Effexor Birth Defects behind the Headlines

The Heartbreak of Effexor Birth Defects behind the Headlines July 27, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC There are a number of Effexor side effects that have served to haunt patients prescribed venlafaxine for depression. A Bountiful, Utah man who shot and killed his ex-wife in 2005 and is currently serving a life sentence may have taken Effexor shortly before gunning down Jeneil Bradley. According to the Standard-Examiner of Ogden, Utah (5/1/13), the jury that heard David Edward Drommond Jr.’s case did not hear that the accused succumbed to an episode of manic behavior and how Effexor may have played a role.
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Antidepressant Use While Pregnant Linked to Autism Risk

Antidepressant Use While Pregnant Linked to Autism Risk May 19, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Seattle, WA Yet another study suggests a risk of birth defects associated with using certain antidepressants while pregnant. Although this study does not examine Effexor birth defects or Effexor side effects in infants, the study does examine antidepressants similar to Effexor.
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Effexor Son Has Open Heart Surgery at Six Months Old

Effexor Son Has Open Heart Surgery at Six Months Old January 27, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Phoenix, AZ When many mothers take an antidepressant such as Effexor during pregnancy, they do so believing the medication is safe. But when their child is born with heart problems, some might wonder if there is a chance that Effexor side effects have affected their child. Miriam S. says she took Effexor when she was pregnant with her son 10 years ago, but was only told by a doctor last year that her son's heart defects could have been caused by Effexor.
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Studies Suggest SSRI Side Effects but Do they Extend to Effexor?

Studies Suggest SSRI Side Effects but Do they Extend to Effexor? August 27, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
San Diego, CA Recent studies have suggested that SSRI side effects can affect infants, but questions remain about whether the same is true for Effexor side effects. Effexor is not an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), it is an SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor), so although there could be a risk of Effexor birth defects similar to those found with SSRI medication, less research has been done on these risks.
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The Effexor Baby

The Effexor Baby May 20, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA A trial announced in February was believed to be the first Effexor birth defects case to go to trial. However, the loss of a baby girl to plaintiffs Glenn and Lauren Boyer is not the first infant allegedly lost to a lethal ingestion of Effexor by a pregnant woman.
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American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Policy Revision on Effexor and SSRIs

American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Policy Revision on Effexor and SSRIs April 30, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC In January 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy revision regarding neonatal drug withdrawal and specifically mentioning the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy. Effexor, which is an SNRI antidepressant, has been linked to some issues, including such Effexor side effects and Effexor birth defects, when used during pregnancy. Because studies on the risks associated with SSRI use during pregnancy are conflicting, it is up to the individual as to whether or not she should risk the effects of a so-called Effexor pregnancy.
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Effexor Birth Defect Lawsuit a First

Effexor Birth Defect Lawsuit a First March 9, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA An Effexor lawsuit has been launched by an Ohio couple who allege the antidepressant had a role to play in the death of their infant daughter. Glenn and Lauren Boyer allege that the severe Effexor birth defects suffered by their daughter Adelaide, including a malformed aorta and mitral valve, were caused by the Wyeth product.
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Effexor Side Effects May Not Include Increased Suicide Risk

Effexor Side Effects May Not Include Increased Suicide Risk February 29, 2012. By Charles Benson.
Chicago, IL Certain antidepressant drugs may not actually raise the suicide risk in young people, a new study says, according to HealthDay News, but there are still Effexor side effects that may affect newborn children.
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Study Links SSRIs to Birth Defects; Are Effexor Side Effects Included?

Study Links SSRIs to Birth Defects; Are Effexor Side Effects Included? January 30, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA New research suggests that antidepressant use during pregnancy may increase the risk of serious side effects in infants, although whether that risk extends to Effexor side effects is not yet clear. Studies have suggested a risk of Effexor side effects in infants, including developmental delays, but it is not known if the recent study, which examined the effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications on newborns, could be extended to Effexor.
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