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Can You Sue Your Doctor or Pharmacist if You’re Hurt by a Recalled Drug?

by Staff Blogger | December 1st, 2020

Dozens of drugs are recalled every year by their manufacturers or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Most of those recalls are for minor issues, such as packaging or labeling errors. But sometimes, the recalls are due to more serious problems, including contamination, incorrect dosages, or severe side effects and injuries. When people suffer serious

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3 Ways Medication Users May Be Exposed to Cross Contamination

by Staff Blogger | November 24th, 2020

Fresenius Kabi USA announced recently that it is recalling a single lot of its dexmedetomidine hydrochloride injection due to it being cross-contaminated with lidocaine, a type of local anesthetic. According to a report by the company, which was posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the recall affects injections of 200 mcg/50 mL, 50

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When Should You Ask Your Doctor about Switching to a Different Medication?

by Staff Blogger | November 17th, 2020

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know all too well that pharmacy shelves are still full of potentially dangerous medications. But as with all medical treatments, patients and their doctors must weigh the pros and cons with each medication that they take. Even medications with severe side effects may be necessary to save patients’ lives,

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Type 2 Diabetes Drug Recalled Due to Contamination

by Staff Blogger | November 3rd, 2020

On Nov. 2, 2020, Nostrum Laboratories, Inc., announced that it has recalled two lots of its Type 2 diabetes drug Metformin due to it containing high levels of NDMA, a possible human carcinogen. The affected lots include Metformin HCI Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, with lot numbers MET200101 and MET200301. Both lots have an

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