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Coronavirus Leads to More Drug Overdose Deaths

Coronavirus Leads to More Drug Overdose Deaths

| Opioid Crisis
The coronavirus outbreak is making yet another serious problem even worse, fatal drug overdose deaths are up 50 percent in Nassau County, and other nearby jurisdictions report similar statistics. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Rydersaid the spike is due to people self-medicating with a combination of painkillers and alcohol. “People are out of work, people…Read the article
Prescription Drug Elmiron May Cause Vision Loss

Prescription Drug Elmiron May Cause Vision Loss

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
A medication that is prescribed to treat various bladder issues has been linked to a rare vision problem known as pigmentary maculopathy, and other conditions which can cause the victim to lose his or her sight. Recent research reports show that condition occurs in patients who have been using Elmiron long-term and is causing vision…Read the article
Understanding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Understanding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
Personal injury law, which is also known as tort law, allows someone to pursue legal action against another party that caused bodily harm (medical malpractice lawsuit) or some sort of injury or damages to the individual. There are many different types of situations that can lead up to a personal injury case, although not all…Read the article
Coping With Chemo Brain

Coping With Chemo Brain

| Mesothelioma
Many people undergoing treatment for mesothelioma notice changes in their cognitive abilities. Your cognitive skills relate to memory, thinking, learning, paying attention, logic, reasoning, and processing information that you see and hear. A mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating to both the individual and their loved ones, which can alter a person’s ability to think clearly, stay…Read the article
Saxenda, Victoza, and Januvia Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Saxenda, Victoza, and Januvia Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In 2014, the FDA approved Saxenda (liraglutide) for the treatment of obesity. Novo Nordisk is the responsible pharmaceutical company. Liraglutide, the active ingredient for Saxenda, is a glucagonlike peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. More generally, Saxenda is in the incretin mimetic class of drugs. In recent years more and more cases of pancreatic cancer have arisen…Read the article
Cancer Drug Alert – Dangers of Tasigna

Cancer Drug Alert – Dangers of Tasigna

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Tasigna (nilotinib) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Tasigna is used to treat a type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Tasigna is usually given after other medications have been tried without success.   How is Tasigna Given?: Tasigna is a pill, taken by…Read the article
Is Coffee Really Linked to an Increased Cancer Risk?

Is Coffee Really Linked to an Increased Cancer Risk?

| Personal Injury
Trouble may be brewing for coffee lovers, especially those who live in California, where a judge recently ruled that sellers must have warnings about cancer risks on all coffee products sold. But how frightened should we really be about enjoying a cup or two of Joe each day before work? Most experts and the bulk of the…Read the article
Scary Statistics About the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Scary Statistics About the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

| Opioid Crisis
According to a report by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the opioid addiction epidemic is only growing bigger and deadlier each and every year. According to their 2016 report, which can be found here, the statistics are getting a bit scary: Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illicit drug heroin as…Read the article
Januvia, Byetta, and Victoza’s Dangerous Side Effects

Januvia, Byetta, and Victoza’s Dangerous Side Effects

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
We take medicine prescribed by our health care providers in order to get heathy and stay healthy. But far too often, the very medication we are taking to get better and treat one set of symptoms does damage and causes a whole new set off symptoms. This is common of many medications and there are countless lawsuits and legal cases regarding these medications. Today we are going to look at three of the recent ones causing a stir:Read the article
Health Risks and Concerns With Invokana

Health Risks and Concerns With Invokana

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Invokana, medically known by the drug name canagliflozin, is a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor and is being prescribed to help control blood sugar in people with Type 2 Diabetes. It is used as part of a treatment plan and is used in addition to diet and exercise when results are not being seen and levels are…Read the article