Company issues voluntary recall to reduce risk of drug injury

by fpw | July 13th, 2011

July 14, 2011

When the Food and Drug Administration issues a recall, it’s to help prevent drug injury from occurring.

In recent weeks the McNeil Consumer HealthCare announced a voluntary recall of extra strength Tylenol after consumers reported an odor coming from the bottle, according to fda.gov.

According to the site, the batch was manufactured in February of 2009. The company took action to reduce the risk of serious drug injury.

Do you think it’s good practice for drug companies to issue voluntary drug recalls to inform consumers of the risk of drug injury? Do you think consumers pay enough attention to voluntary drug recalls?

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Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law if you or someone you know has suffered drug injuries.

Cough and cold drugs recalled due to potential for drug injury

by fpw | March 10th, 2011

March 10, 2011

We all have to turn to cough and cold medications when the common cold gets us down or when a tickling cough hangs on too long. We may try to treat the pesky problem with over-the-counter drugs, or we may have to visit our doctors. What if those medications did not work as they were intended? What if they could lead to a drug injury?

According to UPI, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports some cough and cold medications are being recalled because they may not work as they were intended and were released to the market before the introduction of a law that required adequate testing of the drugs.

The cough and cold drugs include many that are not commonly used, but some drugs that consumers may be using are Cardec, Lodrane 24D, Organidin, and Pediahist. These drugs could cause drug injuries because they may release medications too slowly, too quickly, or not at all which could cause drug injuries.

Only a few minor drug injuries have been reported, including side effects such as drowsiness and irritability.

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Have you ever suffered a drug injury due to a cough or cold medication? Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law about your suffering. Let them help you.

Company recalls defective medical device

by fpw | November 11th, 2010

November 11, 2010

Medical devices are supposed to ease suffering and help patients, but sometimes manufacturing errors can lead these devices to do more harm than good.

That may be the case with Triton Pole Mount Infusion Pumps, according to the FDA.

The product, which could lead to a defective medical device injury, may not function properly and could lead to an over infusion of medications for patients because the “door open alarm” may not indicate that the door is open in some positions.

This could lead to patients receiving an over infusion of medication, which could lead to defective medical device injuries.

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Avandia gets boxed warning cautioning of heart attacks

by fpw | November 15th, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration has just informed healthcare professionals of new, important warnings that will be added to the type II diabetes medication Avandia. Diabetes affects 20.8 million people in the United States, many of whom are potential Texas drug injury victims.

The Avandia boxed warning will now warn that Avandia may be associated with an increased risk of myocardial ischemic events (such as angina) or myocardial infarction (heart attack occurring because of a lack of blood supplied to the heart).

Texas drug injuries are all too common in this day and age and can have life-altering consequences. The FDA has advised healthcare professionals to closely monitor patients who take Avandia for cardiovascular risks and Texas drug injuries.

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