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Andrews Thornton Higgins Razmara Investigates Flagrant Violation of FDA Law by Dietary Supplement Manufacturers

In December 2010, the FDA sent a mass mailing to dietary supplement manufacturers to address the “significant public health problems” posed by dietary supplements with unlisted and/or unapproved ingredients. The FDA…

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USPlabs LLC Fails at Attempt to Consolidate Cases

The lawyers for USP Labs, the maker of the dangerous dietary supplements OxyElite Pro® and Jack3d®, brought a motion before the Judicical Panel of Multidistrict Litigation to get all federal…

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Male Testosterone Supplements Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack & Stroke

Abbott Labs is under fire after several users of its Androgel® testosterone replacement drug claimed they suffered heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular injuries.  The men claimed that Abbott Labs…

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Unexpected Breast Growth from Risperdal Traumatizes Young Men

Just before the first trial involving Risperdal® (Risperidone) began in Pennsylvania state court, Janssen Pharmaceuticals – a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson – settled the case. According to…

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Andrews Thornton Higgins Razmara Investigates ADHD Medications Linked to Priapism in Men

The FDA warns that a class of medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause painful and prolonged erections known as priapism. Without immediate medical intervention, priapism…

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Andrews Thornton Higgins Razmara Hand-Delivers NECC Bankruptcy Claims

In order to guarantee proper and timely filing of over 150 claims in the New England Compounding Center (NECC) bankruptcy, attorneys John C. Thornton and Karren Schaeffer opted to go…

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New Law Helps Ensure Compounding Pharmacy Safety

The FDA has implemented a new law concerning compounding pharmacies that is designed to protect consumers from dangerous and unsafe compounded drugs.  This comes as welcome news in light of…

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Part II – NECC’s Bankruptcy: Fighting to Build a Global Settlement to Adequately Compensate Mass Tort Victims

NECC, responsible for the manufacture of contaminated steroids that have caused an epidemic of fungal meningitis and other infections, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2012. The CDC has…

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Part I – NECC’s Bankruptcy: The Fight to Build a Global Settlement to Adequately Compensate Mass Tort Victims

Robert, who was enjoying his retirement, began suffering from neck pain following surgery in 2010. On September 26, 2012, he received an injection of methylprednisolone acetate at a clinic near…

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OxyELITE Pro Recall “Expanded” as Liver Failure Cases Increase

On November 19, 2013, USPlabs, the manufacturer of dietary supplement OxyELITE Pro, announced its “expansion” of the OxyELITE Pro recall. This news comes less than two weeks after cases of…

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