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Testosterone Claims Consolidated in Chicago

The judicial panel on multidistrict litigation (JPML) has created an MDL to hear product liability lawsuits filed against the makers of prescription low testosterone products. Lawsuits involving testosterone replacement...more

Viagra May Increase Melanoma Risk

According to a new study, the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may have a side effect no one predicted – a link to an increased risk of melanoma. Viagra, also known as sildenafil citrate may allow the increase of...more

Injuries And Emergency Room Visits From Xanax Misuse Skyrocket

As doctors and law makers struggle to reduce the rate of opiate based prescription drugs emergency room visits from alprazolam (Xanax) have increased dramatically. Cases of emergencies from misuse of Xanax ave risen from...more

Florida Supreme Court Poised Again to Clarify the Scope of the Discovery of Records of Adverse Medical Incidents

The Florida Supreme Court has accepted review of the Third District’s decision in Ampuero-Martinez v. Cedars Healthcare Group, 88 So. 3d 190 (Fla. 3d DCA 2000), (Case Nos. SC11-2208 and SC11-2336), which will decide when the...more

Mirena IUD linked to serious complications

The Mirena IUD has been linked to ectopic pregnancy, uterine perforation, pelvic inflammatory disease, device migration and other serious side effects....more

Caring For Elderly Loved Ones: Be Aware Of Medications

With age come infirmities and medical issues. Along with those issues come prescriptions. And sometimes those prescriptions are for dangerous drugs....more

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Contraceptives were the subject of the Federal Circuit's recent decision in Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. But, unfortunately, it's a rather fact-specific case with nothing of prurient...more

Quitting Smoking? How Chantix May or May Not Be Able to Help

Individuals looking to quit smoking may turn to popular smoking-cessation drugs like Chantix (varenicline). Almost everyone has seen the commercials for Chantix, where a handful of people indicate that the drug has helped...more

BioMet M2a Magnum Hip Replacements Linked to Painful Side Effects

BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices have been linked to complications including metal poisoning, hip implant loosening, fretting and corrosion, dislocation and fractures at the site of the implant....more

Levick Weekly - March 15, 2013: Miracle Workers - How Utilities Can Generate More Goodwill

In This Issue: - Miracle Workers: How Utilities Can Generate More Goodwill - Z-Pack Pfizer Can’t Assume that Science Will Trump a Scare Story - The NYC Soda Ban: Another Solution in Search of a Problem -...more

Z-Pack: Pfizer Can’t Assume That Science Will Trump A Scare Story

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that Pfizer’s popular Z-pack antibiotic (also known as Zithromax or Zmax) may cause sudden death in some patients with preexisting heart conditions....more

Zoloft Use During First Trimester of Pregnancy Can Increase Risk of Birth Defects

Use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Zoloft during the first trimester of pregnancy can increase a child’s risk of being born with serious heart defects or other birth defects. ...more

Use of Depakote During Pregnancy Can Lead to Birth Defects

The Food and Drug Administration has warned that women who use the seizure and migraine drug Depakote while pregnant are more likely to give birth to a child with major birth defects than those who use other seizure drugs. ...more

Zoloft Birth Defects Studies

Several leading medical journal have published studies about the risk of birth defects associated with taking antidepressant such as Zoloft during pregnancy. ...more

Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about birth defects lawsuits filed concerning the antidepressant Zoloft....more

FDA Warns Of Birth Defects Risk with Diflucan

The FDA is warning the public that treatment with chronic, high doses of Diflucan (fluconazole) during the first trimester of pregnancy may be associated with a rare and distinct set of birth defects in infants. Diflucan is...more

Topamax During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Cleft Lip And/Or Cleft Palate Birth Defects

Topamax During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Cleft Lip And/Or Cleft Palate Birth Defects Oral Clefts In Babies Are 20 Times More Likely With Women Who Used Topamax (topiramate) After Getting...more

FDA Seeks Information About Topamax-Related Oral Cleft Birth Defect Cases

FDA Seeks Information About Topamax-Related Oral Cleft Birth Defect Cases Request For Historical Incidence Data Made In Connection With NDA For New Obesity...more

Glaxo to Pay $1 Billion to Children with Birth Defects from Mothers who took Paxil

Bloomberg News reported that GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. has agreed to pay $1 billion to injured consumers to resolve more than 800 cases involving the antidepressant Paxil. The medication has been in use in the U.S. since 1992....more

Fertility Drugs Clomid And Serophene Have Long Been Associated With Birth Defects

Fertility Drugs Clomid And Serophene Have Long Been Associated With Birth Defects Should These Drugs Have Stronger Warning About Increased Risk Of Fetal Abnormality After Clomiphene...more

September 2009 Update On Paxil Lawsuits Alleging Birth Defects

September 2009 Update On Paxil Lawsuits Alleging Birth Defects Reports About Paxil Cases In Boston, Philadelphia, And...more

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