Recent Posts in Dangerous Drugs Category

  • What if a Pharmaceutical Drug I Took Causes Negative Side Effects?

    Pharmaceutical drugs that pose the risk of dangerous side effects tend to fall under the product liability category. But how does one know if the drug can really be seen as ‘dangerous’? Side effects can be unreasonably dangerous to certain degrees when a manufacturer, pharmacy, or even a doctor does not warn the patient of the side effects that may follow. Many drugs, however, are known to carry ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Xarelto

    Have you or a loved one taken Xarelto, the blood thinner that prevents the formation of blood clots? This is just one of the many drugs that was deemed ‘defective’ and went under scrutiny. Every day, Americans are injured by side effects due to dangerous drugs. Since the year 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved approximately 24 drugs a year, including many that pose health ...
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  • Product Liability Claims Involving Pharmaceutical Drugs

    When do you have a defective products claim? If you have been injured by a defective pharmaceutical drug, this may be reason to file a claim and receive the compensation you deserve for all that you lost. Prescribed drugs are supposed to be beneficial to those that use them, and when they work against those benefits and instead cause harm, a patient may be able to sue. Defective products could end ...
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  • Drugged Driving: On the Rise

    As of current news, it has been found that more Americans are being found under the influence of drugs while they drive. 38% of drivers, in the research results, were killed in accidents and tested for drugs, only to have positive results from these tests. Over one-third of the drugs identified in these tests were marijuana in some form; however, 10% were amphetamines as well. Things are ...
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  • Can I Sue if a Pharmaceutical Drug I Took Causes Negative Side Effects?

    Pharmaceutical Drugs with defects will typically end up as a product liability suit when it comes to those who take action. A duty is owed to those who use these products by the manufacturers. They are supposed to appropriately test the drugs and medicines before they release them onto shelves with the aid of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When this doesn’t happen, where does a ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Vioxx

    What is Vioxx? It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and a prescription painkiller that was first approved by the FDA for official use in 1999. Merck & Co. was the manufacturer of the drug but the drug was said to be mired in scandal. 80 million patients initially used the drug and had no idea that it was jeopardizing their health at all. 2004 Withdraw The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Accutane

    Accutane is an acne medicine that hit the markets in the 1980s from manufacturer Roche Pharmaceuticals. It became a best-selling prescription drug for being hailed by dermatologists as a breakthrough treatment for patients suffering from severe acne. What does the drug do? Its chemical composition resembles retinoic acid, which is a compound derived from Vitamin A. The drug is for patients who do ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Provigil

    Provigil, also known as modafinil, is a stimulant that has a use of helping patients who suffer from sleep disorders such as shift work disorder, narcolepsy, and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. The exact mechanism of how this drug works is generally unknown, but CNS stimulants are known to increase alertness and wakefulness. CNS stimulants can also cause insomnia, nervousness, and ...
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  • What are the dangers you can face during Spring Break?

    Staying Safe During Spring Break There are many issues a spring breaker could run into in their week of bliss. The following highlights the biggest dangers, and explains effective methods for minimizing the danger you’ll face while on Spring Break. Auto Accidents A new study by Science Daily shows that in warm climate, spring break “hot spots,” automobile accidents dramatically increase. This ...
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  • The 10 Leading Causes of Death in the United States?

    If you only knew about America through our cinema and TV shows, it would be easy to think that people mostly die because of homicide, apocalyptic disease, or maybe because of an automobile explosion after a long car chase. However, as is with the case with most other things seen in movies, none of those makes the list of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States each year. So what ...
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  • Xarelto - Uses & Bleeding Side Effects of Blood Thinner

    The current market for anticoagulants (blood thinners) is estimated to be about $10 billion. Eager to get a slice of the pie, many pharmaceutical companies are developing drugs to capture a piece of this lucrative market by producing safer and more easily used alternatives to Warfarin or Coumadin, the drug currently available. Warfarin is a blood thinner marketed as Coumadin, and other brand ...
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