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  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. Patent Infringement Settlement
    Purdue Frederick Laboratories, Inc. and Euro-Celtique filed charges against the drug company claiming its oxycodone extended release generic version of OxyContin tablets infringed Purdue's U.S. patent. Endo launched its oxycodone extended release products on June 7, 2005 in response to a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Cir...
  • Hip Replacement led to Sleep Deprivation and Oxycodone
    Oct-26-17 Philadelphia, PA: Iris has been on a steady diet of Oxycodone for over a year because the pain from her hip replacement has been worsening. And three hip revision surgeries have just exacerbated the problem. “I had my right hip implant back in 1996 and that has been fine, but the left hip replacement has caused me pain since it was done in 200...
  • OxyContin addiction becomes a problem in Canada
    OxyContin is a powerful narcotic drug used for the treatment of pain. It produces an opiate-like effect similar to morphine in all aspects including its abuse and dependence - thus making the drug highly addictive. In Canada oxycodone exists in regular oral, controlled-release oral and combination preparations sold under various trade names, including...
  • OxyContin Canada: Hillbilly Heroin in the Great White North
    Jun-6-07 Toronto, ON: The arrest of actress Lindsay Lohan and the various reports of her addiction to OxyContin have thrust the prescription painkiller back into the news. It has been suggested that OxyContin is quickly becoming the most coveted drug on the street. And Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) pulls no punches when it comes to OxyCon...
  • Abdominal Mesh Victim Prescribed Oxycontin--Could the Pain have been Avoided if Medical Devices were Tested?
    Apr-10-19 Tallahassee, FL: Shirley had abdominal mesh implanted following the resection of colon cancer. That was in 2008 and she has been in debilitating pain ever since. And taking Oxycodone to numb the crippling abdominal pain not only resulted in an addiction to opioids; she had to give up her job as a federal prison officer. Wait, it gets worse: her surgeon...
  • Oxycontin Abuse in Canada
    May-22-07 Oxycontin (also known as Oxycodone) is a powerful narcotic drug used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. In Canada it is sold under various trade names, including OxyContin, Supeudol, Endocet and Oxycocet. And it's also known as "hillbilly heroin" due to its popularity in poor regions of the US, where overdoses have claimed more than 100 lives. ...
  • Medical Malpractice Suits Brings $37M Award
    Palm Beach County, FL: A woman who was permanently injured as a result of receiving steroid injections directly into her spinal cord has been awarded nearly $37 million. In 2000, Kathleen Ramey, 42 years old at the time, was seeing Dr. Andrew D. Weiss for chronic neck pain resulting from a car accident. The treatment, steroid injections, resulted in...
  • Highly Addictive Drugs Available Easily Online
    85% of Online Medication Sites do not Require Prescriptions People who order prescription medications online, can do so without an actual prescription on more than three quarters of pharmacy-type websites, according to a study published July 8. This is particularly problematic because of the ready availability of highly addictive pain medications such...
  • Psychologist Sued by Family for Daughter's Death
    Mar-11-08 Miami, FL: Rachel Finzi, 20, was an aspiring model that met a premature demise. She overdosed and died in the apartment of her psychologist on May 24, 2006. Now the family of the young woman is suing the psychologist, saying that his negligence and recklessness contributed to the wrongful death of Finzi. The psychologist, Adam Feder, 40, was charged...
  • Arrests Made in New York over Sale of Darvon Medication, Other Drugs
    Mar-25-11 Lewis, NY The Essex County, New York Drug Task Force recently arrested 11 people accused of receiving Darvon medication and other drugs from Medicare and Medicaid, and reselling them to others, reports the Adirondack Daily Enterprise . The news source reports that nine of the 11 people arrested were from Ticonderoga, while the other two are from El...
  • OxyContin officials spared jail
    Jul-21-07 Abington, VA As a drug, OxyContin has been getting a bad rap. Recently in the news for allegations of misbranding and suspect marketing practices by its manufacturer and abuse by addicts and youths, the OxyContin debacle appears to be a case of a worthy product taken advantage of by greedy profiteers and a lax regulatory framework. It is telling that,...
  • OxyContin Addiction False Advertising
    On May 10, 2007, the FDA reported that The Purdue Frederick Company Inc had pled guilty in the United States to felony charges of misbranding the painkiller OxyContin, a powerful prescription pain reliever, with the intent to defraud and mislead. Purdue had agreed to pay more than $634 million to resolve criminal charges, restitution to government agencies...
  • Unum’s Denial of Opioid Overdose Deaths
    Nov-15-18 New Orleans, LA : The giant insurance company Unum—also known as First Unum -- typically denies accidental death benefits (as do most other life insurance companies) by excluding in their policy coverage for deaths related to prescription overdose or for medical or surgical treatment of a sickness or disease. But Unum’s denial didn’t s...
  • Acetaminophen Prescription Products Limited to 325 mg Per Dosage Unit
    Washington, DC: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals that it has asked drug manufacturers to limit the strength of acetaminophen in prescription drug products, predominantly combinations of acetaminophen and opioids, to 325 mg per tablet, capsule, or other dosage unit, making these products safer for patients. This a...
  • ETHEX Corporation Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Products
    ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical (NYSE: KVa/KVb), is issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of the products identified below (all lots within their expiration dates) at a wholesale or a retail level as a precautionary measure because they may have been manufactured under conditions that did not sufficiently comply with current Good Manufac...
  • Attorney is Hopeful Current Opioid Litigation will Pave the Way for Individual Opioid Lawsuits
    Mar-3-18 Dallas, TX: "With all these opioid lawsuits filed against big Pharma, manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy chains, we are hopeful that a treasure trove of discovery will be uncovered to help individuals," says attorney Shezad Malik. "This teacher, this fireman, so many people wouldn't have fallen into the opioid trap if these drugs weren't pushed...
  • The Opioid Crisis—Who is Responsible?
    Nov-14-17 Santa Clara, CA: : While cities, counties and states nationwide are filing opioid lawsuits , those defendants--that include big Pharma, manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy chains-- maintain that they cannot be held responsible for what happens to pain pills once they travel down the supply chain. And is anyone taking into account people in pain? ...
  • Illinois Fights Opioid Crisis with Class Action Suit
    Jul-19-17 St. Clair County, Illinois The opioid addiction crisis has hit St. Clair County, Illinois hard. They are fighting back in a class action lawsuit charging the Purdue Pharma and Abbot Laboratories Inc. put profits ahead of the health and safety of its customers by underplaying the potential harm associated with highly addictive narcotics. “This a...
  • OxyContin: Purdue Pharma Pays Millions
    May-16-07 Stamford, CT You know it's bad when the executives take a personal hit. In the third-largest award of its' kind in the nation's history, Purdue Pharma was slammed with a U.S. $600 million penalty over allegations of misbranding pertaining to its' popular painkiller, OxyContin. Even more telling are the U.S. $34.5 million in fines levied against three...
  • Clinic Sued for Medical Malpractice
    Jan-13-11 Vancouver, WA A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a pain clinic in Vancouver, Washington. The allegation is that three defendants who worked at the Payette Clinic—now doing business as the Walnut Grove Medical & Mental Health Clinic—"grossly" overprescribed narcotics to patients. Two of the plaintiffs named in the suit...
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