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Can You Sue Your Doctor or Pharmacist if You’re Hurt by a Recalled Drug?
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 seriousRead More
3 Ways Medication Users May Be Exposed to Cross Contamination
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, 50Read More
When Should You Ask Your Doctor about Switching to a Different Medication?
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,Read More
Type 2 Diabetes Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
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 anRead More