Category: Drug Injury

Doctor Measuring Prosthetic For Adjustments

For many people with type 2 diabetes, Invokana has been a household name for years; specifically, this medication has been frequently prescribed as a means of managing type 2 diabetes. The drug is also known under the names of canagliflozin, Invokamet, and Ivokamet XR. Unfortunately, in May 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released […]

Close Up Of Senior Man Suffering With Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a painful condition that affects the quality of life of some 1.5 million Americans. The Arthritis Foundation says that women most often begin feeling the effects of the disease when they are between 30 and 60 years of age, while men tend to suffer from it later in life. RA is an […]

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If you or someone you care about is being or has been treated with the leukemia drug Tasigna® from drug manufacturer Novartis, you’ll want to be aware that the drug is the subject of lawsuits and claims across the country. The drug was popularly prescribed in the treatment of a certain type of leukemia and has recently been […]

Vaccine Injury

In an attempt to prevent shingles, some patients may have unintentionally contracted the virus from their shingles vaccination. Zostavax, until recently the only approved shingles vaccine in the U.S., may cause serious injuries, including shingles, blindness, and even death. Injured patients have been filing lawsuits against Zostavax’s manufacturer, Merck, and its new owner, Bayer, for […]

Drug Injuries

In late July 2017, Daiichi Sankyo agreed to pay up to $300 million in more than 2,000 U.S. cases surrounding the Japanese drugmaker’s failure to warn that its blood pressure medication, Benicar, can cause gastrointestinal (GI) illness. The first of these lawsuits was filed in early 2014, shortly after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

Blood Transfusion, Texas

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 […]

Drug Injuries

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, […]

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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 […]