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Oklahoma Judge Finds Johnson & Johnson Guilty of Fueling Opioid Crisis

by Staff Blogger | August 27th, 2019

Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by an Oklahoma judge to pay $572 million in a landmark ruling over the company’s role in the state’s opioid crisis. According to CBS News, it’s one of the biggest monetary awards in U.S. history. The judge said that the company bears responsibility for the state’s opioid

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Migraine Medications Recalled Due to Potential Contamination

by Staff Blogger | August 20th, 2019

Pfizer has recalled two lots of its 40-mg tablet migraine medication Relpax (eletriptan hydrobomide) because they may be contaminated with two different types of dangerous bacteria. The bacteria are Pseudomonas and Burkholderia. When they’re consumed, they can migrate from the intestinal tract to the bloodstream, putting those exposed to the bacteria at risk of serious

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New Boxed Warning Added to Xeljanz

by Staff Blogger | August 13th, 2019

In early 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a 10 mg twice-daily dose of Xeljanz put patients at a higher risk of developing blood clots in their lungs and death. The FDA reached that conclusion after reviewing data compiled by an external safety monitoring committee that observed the results of a

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Tips for Preventing Accidental Drug Injuries

by Staff Blogger | August 6th, 2019

Almost all medications can pose serious harm to patients if they’re taken at the wrong time, at the wrong dosages, or with other medications that can cause dangerous interactions. Whether you were recently prescribed a new medication, or you’ve been taking medication for a long time, it’s important to be aware of the risks that

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