Category: Drug Injury

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Invokamet is a drug prescribed for the purpose of lowering blood sugar levels in combination with diet and exercise in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It is comprised of two different drugs, Invokana (canagliflozin) and metformin and is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Canagliflozin is supposed to […]

When suffering from depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or another mental health condition, people may struggle to find relief. If other treatments fail, doctors may prescribe from a wide array of medications. However, certain prescription meds like Abilify (ariprazole) can cause compulsive gambling and other trigger-based obsessive behaviors. Mental disorders such as depression are caused by […]

Onglyza and Kombiglyze are two of the many drugs intended for use in Type 2 diabetes patients. They are also known by their trade names saxagliptin and metformin, respectively. At one time, both were considered to be promising front-line options in the fight against the diabetes epidemic, and though they do provide some symptom resolution, […]

Benicar, also known by its trade name Olmesartan, was developed in 1995 by Japanese pharmaceutical company Sankyo. It is an effective treatment of high blood pressure, though it operates in the body differently than the more popular ACE inhibitors. Instead, it blocks the binding of hormones that cause blood vessels to constrict. It’s a slight […]

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise and becoming a severe problem for more and more Americans. Age, obesity, and lifestyle all contribute to the onset of this disease. This has led drug companies to feverishly compete in creating and delivering medicines for the treatment and relief of this illness. These medications, for the most […]

Though they are among the most frequently prescribed drugs in the world, patients taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are filing law suits at increasing rates. PPIs are highly effective at treating gastric acid disorders. In fact, there is no other class of medications that even compares, as PPIs are 99% more effective than antagonist medications. […]

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) side-effects are a major concern for users. These side-effects can be very serious and may far outweigh the benefits that consumers expect from taking PPIs. PPIs are widely available either over-the-counter or by prescription. The most common brands of these medications are Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole), Nexium (Esomeprazole), Prilosec (Omeprazole), Protonix (Pantoprazole), Prevacid […]

Proton pump inhibitors adverse effects have recently been the focus of many news stories. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications that reduce the amount of stomach acid that the lining of the stomach produces. They are designed to relieve the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), better known as acid reflux. This is a condition […]

Few cases are more complicated than those involving a defective drug, and an injury lawyer will have to be prepared to go up against a powerful legal team to produce a successful claim. Before a medication is put on the market, it must go through extensive safety procedures, or at least it should. Sometimes, though, […]

An increasing number of people using Invokana are filing law suit actions against the drug’s manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, asserting that the medication is more dangerous than the company’s marketing would suggest. Canagliflozin, the drug’s trade name, is a new tactic in the fight against type 2 diabetes, but while it is effective at its […]

Many women who have used Zofran are involved in lawsuits throughout the U.S., and for good reason. GlaxoSmithKline, the drug’s creator, has been recklessly aggressive in marketing ondansetron, the medication’s trade name, in situations in which it has not been approved. And the company’s deceptive pursuit of increased profits has resulted in a frightening number […]

It may be a promising new medication in the struggle against various cardiovascular problems, but Xarelto is already attracting lawsuit action due to its risks and side effects. In general, doctors accept that blood thinners are going to be riskier than normal, given their mechanism of action, but rivaroxaban is particularly dangerous. Even warfarin, which […]

Although several Zofran related side effects have been noted over the years, only recently has the drug been associated with serious birth defects. The drug, also known by its trade name ondansetron, was never intended to be used in pregnant women, and in fact, it still isn’t approved for use in expecting mothers. It was […]

More research will have to be done on the drug, but there are already serious concerns regarding Invokana related complications. The fight against type 2 diabetes is ramping up in the U.S., and more treatments are needed to deal with it effectively. Until recently, these treatments have relied on boosting the concentration of insulin in […]

Every year, pharmaceutical companies release new treatments in the fight against diabetes, and Invokana is one of the latest advancements on that front. Also known by its trade name canagliflozin, this medication works by preventing the uptake of blood glucose in the body, forcing it to be excreted through the urine. It is effective at […]

Most people consider alcohol use when they think of liver failure, but the leading cause of acute damage to the organ has nothing to do with drinking. Acetaminophen, usually marketed in the form of Tylenol, is responsible for more cases of acute organ damage than any other risk factor in the country, and the FDA […]

The link between Zofran and birth defects has only been known for a short time, which is alarming because the drug has been prescribed to pregnant women for many years. These prescriptions should have never been made, as the drug has never been approved for use by pregnant women. Regardless, GlaxoSmithKline, the drug’s manufacturer, has […]

It’s a worrisome trend, but pregnant women who have taken Zofran may need a birth defect lawyer to help them take on GlaxoSmithKline, the medication’s producer. Ondansetron, the drug’s trade name, is only approved for use in patients recovering from surgery or dealing with chemotherapy. However, GlaxoSmithKline has placed pressure on doctors to prescribe it […]

Until recently, Z pack side effects were nothing to worry about. Doctors were convinced the antibiotic, also known by its trade name azithromycin, couldn’t cause more harm than the occasional bout of nausea or diarrhea. In 2012, though, this belief was overturned in light of some extensive research into the medication. The research was so […]

Zofran, known by its generic name ondansetron, is among the most effect anti-nausea drugs on the market and has been approved for use since 1991. Until recently, it was also regularly prescribed for off-label purposes, particularly to pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. A 2013 Danish study seemed to support this approach as well, claiming […]