Baby Powder and Cancer: Is there a link?

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A number of personal care products such as baby powder use talcum as the main ingredient. Its strong absorbing properties and smooth texture make it an ideal substance for many women as an odor management/body care product. Unfortunately, its presence in these products has been the cause for many controversies involving safety. Many talcum-containing products … Read moreBaby Powder and Cancer: Is there a link?

Taxotere & Alopecia: The Link Between the Two

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We recently told you about the dangerous side effects associated with the breast cancer chemotherapy drug, Taxotere, and that it may be linked to alopecia (permanent hair loss) in certain patients. Manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, Taxotere has the potential to leave patients with permanent, devastating hair loss following chemotherapy treatment for cancer. In the past, doctors … Read moreTaxotere & Alopecia: The Link Between the Two

Counterfeit Drugs: A Dangerous Reality

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The counterfeit prescription drug industry makes around $75 billion a year globally. The United States, despite having tight control over manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals, has experienced an increasing number of cases involving distribution and sale of fake drugs in recent years. 40% of the drugs consumed in the US are imported and 80% of … Read moreCounterfeit Drugs: A Dangerous Reality

Use of Zofran While Pregnant Linked to Heart Disease

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Attorneys at Atkins & Markoff are currently looking into claims that Zofran, the anti-nausea medication, causes an increased risk of heart disease in women who are pregnant. A study by Swedish researchers uncovered the possibility of women who were prescribed Zofran during their first trimester delivering children with heart or birth defects. Zofran, generically known … Read moreUse of Zofran While Pregnant Linked to Heart Disease

Pradaxa Lawsuit Claims Side Effects of Blood Thinner Led to Man’s Death

A new lawsuit was filed against Pradaxa maker Boehringer Ingelheim, in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania on February 4, 2013. The complaint was brought by Pennsylvania resident June Lutz, individually and as a representative of the estate of her late husband, Carl Lutz, and claims that side effects of the Pradaxa blood … Read morePradaxa Lawsuit Claims Side Effects of Blood Thinner Led to Man’s Death

Parents File Lawsuit Against Paxil Maker for Baby Daughter’s Birth Defects

Parents Scott and Leigh Remsburg filed a lawsuit on October 19, 2012, against the makers of Paxil, claiming that the antidepressant drug caused their daughter to be born with birth defects that ultimately caused her death. In the complaint, the couple indicates that their daughter was born in February 2005 with cardiac malformations allegedly resulting … Read moreParents File Lawsuit Against Paxil Maker for Baby Daughter’s Birth Defects

Antidepressant drug use may increase patients risk of are stroke

According to new research, taking Paxil and other popular antidepressant medications may increase the risk of certain types of stroke for patients. Previous studies have found a link between the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) – the most widely used antidepressants – and major bleeding side effects, including gastrointestinal bleeding. Research suggests that … Read moreAntidepressant drug use may increase patients risk of are stroke

Osteoporosis Medication Aclasta Associated with Renal Impairment and Failure

The Osteoporosis medication Aclasta, a once-yearly injected medication for postmenopausal osteoporosis that was approved by the FDA in 2007, has been shown to cause renal impairment and failure in certain patients. Notably, patients with a history of kidney problems face greater risks, often necessitating dialysis and sometimes resulting in death. Victims of this medication should … Read moreOsteoporosis Medication Aclasta Associated with Renal Impairment and Failure