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Fentanyl Pain Patches Can Be Deadly

by Staff Blogger | December 4th, 2018

America is in the grips of an opioid epidemic. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency due to the opioid crisis. Startling facts about that class of drug and its impact on American society from 2016-2017 include: More than 130 people dying of opioid drug-related overdoses daily

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Drug Recall Alert: Another Blood Pressure Medication Tainted, Linked to Cancer

by Staff Blogger | November 27th, 2018

Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Irbesartan, a blood pressure medication, was being recalled by its manufacturer due to a discovery that it is tainted with impurities that could increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Now, another blood pressure medication called Losartan is being recalled

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Affected by California’s Wildfires? Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough.

by Staff Blogger | November 16th, 2018

Wildfires have already destroyed more than 130,000 acres of land in California, causing an unprecedented death toll that continues to rise. Many residents in affected areas are still missing and many others have had their homes and property severely damaged or completely destroyed. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), a natural gas and electricity provider to

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Avoid These 2 Drug Injury Mistakes

by Staff Blogger | November 13th, 2018

Drug injuries can be painful, disabling, and even fatal. The medications that are supposed to help patients can instead cause new injuries or illnesses that require intensive medical procedures to treat—and those complications are often due to drug companies hiding data concerning potential side effects and medication-related dangers. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our drug

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