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What’s the Difference Between a Drug Recall and a Drug Withdrawal?

by Staff Blogger | February 20th, 2018

February 20th, 2018 | Drug injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already recalled several drugs in 2018. Many recalled drugs are Class I recalls, which are the most serious and include medications that have a “reasonable probability” to result in severe adverse health consequences or death. However, many recalls by the FDA are only suggestions. That means drug… Read More

2 Common Pharmacy Errors That Can Have Devastating Consequences

by Staff Blogger | February 13th, 2018

February 13th, 2018 | Drug injury

Prescription medications are powerful. They have the ability to hasten healing, reduce symptoms, and improve quality of life for people around the world who are suffering from a variety of conditions. But their effectiveness and safety depend on two things: drug manufacturers thoroughly testing them and doctors making the right decisions when prescribing them. At… Read More

Drug Recall Facts All Patients Should Know

by Staff Blogger | February 6th, 2018

February 6th, 2018 | Drug injury

When you’re prescribed a new medication, your doctor or pharmacist is supposed to tell you about the side effects associated with the drug. With that information, you and your doctor can weigh the risks and decide what the best treatment option is for you. But what you may not know is that the drug you… Read More

Fentanyl Patches Can Be Deadly

by Staff Blogger | January 26th, 2018

January 26th, 2018 | Drug injury

America is in the grips of an opioid crisis. Sales of opioid drugs have quadrupled since 1999, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2016, nearly 50 people died per day the in the U.S. from overdoses involving prescription opioids. Fentanyl, one of the most powerful forms of opioids, is responsible for many opioid-related deaths due… Read More

What Should You Do if You Have a Defective Hip Implant?

by Staff Blogger | January 16th, 2018

January 16th, 2018 | Defective medical device

Several popular hip implants have been linked to serious health conditions and high failure rates, resulting in a recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Patients who received those hip implants often need revision surgeries to replace their defective hip implants. However, there are countless patients who still have defective and recalled hip implants… Read More

Heartburn and Acid Reflux Medications Linked to Kidney Disease and Failure

by Staff Blogger | January 9th, 2018

January 9th, 2018 | Drug injury

Heartburn is an unpleasant symptom of a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It involves a painful burning sensation felt in the chest, neck, throat, and jaw when gastric acid is regurgitated into the esophagus due to a relaxing of the lower esophageal sphincter. Because heartburn and GERD are so common, there are many prescription… Read More

How Are People Exposed to Asbestos?

by Staff Blogger | January 2nd, 2018

January 2nd, 2018 | Environmental injury

Asbestos is a mineral that can be configured into a soft and flexible fiber that’s resistant to heat, electricity, and chemical corrosion. It was used in a variety of industrial projects, including the construction of buildings, until its toxic properties were linked to serious health problems including mesothelioma—a type of cancer that affects the pleura surrounding… Read More

Common Dietary Supplements that Interact with Drugs

by Staff Blogger | December 28th, 2017

December 28th, 2017 | Drug injury

Dietary supplements, including vitamins and herbal formulas, are heavily marketed throughout the U.S. Many supermarkets and drug stores have large sections devoted to them. While many supplements are safe, it’s important to remember that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t hold them to the same standards that it holds prescription and over-the-counter medications. Unfortunately, dietary… Read More

2 Questions to Ask Your Doctor if You’re Prescribed a New Drug

by Staff Blogger | December 19th, 2017

December 19th, 2017 | Drug injury

Going to your doctor and getting a prescription for a new medication can make you feel hopeful about the future of your health. After all, drugs are designed to help cure diseases, reduce pain and inflammation, and treat the symptoms of chronic conditions. Unfortunately, not all drugs are safe. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… Read More

What Are the Differences Between Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma?

by Staff Blogger | December 12th, 2017

December 12th, 2017 | Defective product

People who are exposed to asbestos may be at risk of developing deadly conditions in and around their lungs, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Both conditions cause similar symptoms during their development, including coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue. Both conditions are serious and can even be fatal, but some of… Read More