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Severe Side Effects of BEOVU® Lead to Lifelong Injuries

BEOVU® (Brolucizumab-dbll) entered the market in October 2019 as a new injectable drug treatment for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Wet AMD is a chronic eye disease that can lead to blurred vision and/or blind spots. Those suffering from wet AMD saw this new treatment as a way to better manage or even improve (based on...

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March is National Kidney Month

Information and graphics provided by kidney.org: Kidney Health Facts: The kidneys are the body’s chemical factories, filtering waste and performing vital functions that control things like red blood cell production and blood pressure. But over time, the kidneys can become damaged with little or no physical symptoms to warn you that your kidneys are in trouble. “Of the 26...

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Bloomberg Business: The FDA Recall System is Voluntary and Broken

Bloomberg Business recently published a comprehensive look at how patients suffer when drug manufacturers and regulators fail to protect them and effectively recall dangerous drugs from their medicine cabinets. For the past 25 years, the experienced drug injury lawyers at Cory Watson have helped thousands of victims hurt because of dangerous medical devices and unsafe drugs released without accurate...

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Here’s Why Zantac Was Pulled From Drugstores, And What You Should Do Now

According to the New York Times, major drugstore retailers have pulled Zantac off of their shelves due to certain versions of the heartburn medication containing potentially cancer-causing ingredients. Pharmacy chains announced that they were no longer selling the product after the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement in September 2019 saying that Zantac and its generic form, ranitidine, may...

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June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

June is the time to celebrate the men in our lives. It’s also recognized as National Men’s Health Awareness Month! June is a great time to get a checkup, address nagging health issues, or learn more about the health of men that you love and respect. Use these tips to improve your health and the health of others: Accompany...

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Purdue Will No Longer Promote OxyContin to Doctors

The drugmaker at the center of America’s opioid crisis is halting one of the practices that helped cause an epidemic of addiction and death. Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the powerful opioid painkiller OxyContin, announced that it would no longer promote opioid drugs to physicians and has laid off more than 50 percent of its sales force. “We have...

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Urgent Recall Issued for Contaminated Synvisc-One Arthritis Knee Injections

Sanofi Genzyme has initiated an urgent recall of Synvisc-One®, an injected hyaluronic acid gel for treating arthritis in knees. A lot containing 18,000 syringes of Synvisc-One tested positive for microbial contamination and has been linked to increased health risks and hospitalization. If you were injected with one of the contaminated syringes, you may be entitled to a cash settlement....

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What You Need to Know About Opioid Drug Lawsuits

Opioid use in the United States has reached epidemic levels. Opioids are highly addictive and dangerous, but have been increasingly prescribed over the past two decades. In July 2017, President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis declared that opioids were killing roughly 142 people in the U.S. each day. This tally was vividly described as...

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Eliquis® Lawsuits Consolidated Into MDL

Eliquis® (apixaban) is the latest of the new-age blood thinners to have lawsuits against its manufacturers (Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer) consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL). On February 7, 2017, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation agreed to centralize the Eliquis lawsuits before Judge Denise Cote in the Southern District of New York. This consolidation will allow claims filed...

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Heartburn Medication Linked to Kidney Failure

Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix, AciPhex and Zegerid are in a class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) that are widely prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in millions of Americans. These common medications are available over-the-counter or by prescription. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine, January 2016, shows...

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