Prescription Drugs

URGENT RECALL: BRAVELLE® FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE RECALLED FOR LACK OF EFFICACY

URGENT RECALL: BRAVELLE® FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE RECALLED FOR LACK OF EFFICACY In October of 2015, Ferring Pharmaceuticals quietly initiated a voluntary, class 2 recall of Bravelle® (75 IU dose, injection-method, NDC…

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Federal Judge Confirms $200 Million Settlement for Victims Injured by Tainted NECC Steroids

Springfield, Mass. – Yesterday, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Henry Boroff ruled in open court confirming the approximately $200 million settlement plan for the victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by…

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Federal Jury Awards over $9 Billion in Actos Trial

On Monday, a jury in Louisiana awarded Terrence and Susan Allen over $9 Billion (that’s right: $9,000,000,000+) in the first federal jury decision in the Actos® (pioglitazone) multidistrict litigation. Takeda,…

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FDA Uncovers Wide-Spread Contamination in Weight Loss Products

The FDA has launched an investigation of weight loss products contaminated with undeclared chemicals and prescriptions drugs, many of which are marketed as dietary supplements. FDA laboratory tests revealed multiple…

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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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