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The Side Effects of Taking PPIs Over Time


What Are The Long-Term Effects Of Taking PPIs? Since their approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989, proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) have proven effective in treating chronic heartburn, peptic ulcer disorder (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced gastropathy.However, studies link long-term use of these drugs to a number of...

Why a Judge Blocked a Benicar Lawsuit


Blocked Benicar® Lawsuit Highlights Importance Of Knowledgeable Legal Counsel Benicar (olmesartan) is a widely-used prescription medication approved for the treatment of high blood pressure and hypertension. Manufactured by Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo, Benicar is one of the most-prescribed drugs in its class, with doctors prescribing it to more than 11 million patients each year.Despite the medication's...

Generic Taxotere Linked to Fatalities in France


Indian-Made Docetaxel—A Generic Form Of Taxotere®—Linked To Five Fatalities In FranceDocetaxel, more commonly known by the brand name Taxotere, is a popular chemotherapy medication used primarily to treat breast cancer. Although Taxotere is one of the most-prescribed drugs in its class, patients report a number of serious side effects, including permanent hair loss.Now, a...

Manufacturer Settlement for Abilify Unapproved Uses


Bristol-Myers Squibb To Pay $19.5 Million In Abilify® Settlement Abilify (aripiprazole) is a popular antipsychotic medication manufactured by American drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb and marketed by the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abilify to treat a variety of mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, Tourette Syndrome, and autism-related anxiety.However, for the...

Results of the DePuy Hip Implant Pinnacle Verdict Award


Texas Jury Awards $1.04 Billion In DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit In December 2016, a federal jury in Dallas, Texas sided with six plaintiffs in a high-profile DePuy Pinnacle® lawsuit, ordering the device's manufacturer, DePuy Orthopaedics, and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, to pay $1.04 billion in damages. The lawsuits filed by the six plaintiffs—all California residents—claimed the...

New Warnings Regarding Stryker Hip Devices Raise Concerns


Australian Agency Issues Warning For Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral HeadsIf the name Stryker Orthopedics sounds familiar, it should. Not only is Stryker Orthopedics one of the world's largest manufacturers of knee and hip replacement devices, but problems associated with some of those products have led to high-profile medical device recalls and entangled...

Study Links Popular Heartburn Drugs to Kidney Failure


Patients Suffer Kidney Failure After Taking Proton-Pump Inhibitors For HeartburnNearly one in five people across the country suffer from heartburn, making it one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S. While many sufferers can treat an occasional flare-up with antacids, millions of Americans rely on prescription heartburn and digestive medications to cope with their...

Chemo Drug Taxotere® Linked to Permanent Hair Loss


Chemo Drug Taxotere® Linked To Permanent Hair Loss In Breast Cancer PatientsTaxotere® (docetaxel) is prescribed to cancer patients by inhibiting the growth of the cancer cells. Only a medical care professional can administer the drug. The amount of dosage, as well as the frequency, are determined by the level of the disease’s progression and severity, typically over the...