Category Archive: Pharmaceutical Litigation

Prescription drugs are meant to help patients recover from or cope with encumbering medical conditions. Unfortunately, not all prescription drugs are made or distributed with patients’ best interests in mind; many cause undue harm, injury, and even death. If you are the victim of a pharmaceutical drug that’s caused you harm that you would not have suffered but for the medication, you have the right to pursue a civil action. At Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC our attorneys can help you to determine who is liable for your injuries, and file a claim to recover damages for economic and noneconomic losses.

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Possible FDA Crackdown Against CBD Products

Possible FDA Crackdown Against CBD Products

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The Food and Drug Administration told over a dozen companies to stop selling cannabidiol-infused food products and stop making inflated health claims about their products. CBD is a non-psychoactive marijuana ingredient which has medicinal properties. Yet the FDA has only approved one CBD product. Epidiolex treats some rare forms of childhood epilepsy. Other CBD products,…Read the article
Major Win for Dangerous Drug Victims

Major Win for Dangerous Drug Victims

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
A Philadelphia jury ordered Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals to pay $8 billion in a drug-induced gynecomastia matter.  26-year-old Nicholas Murray developed abnormally large breasts in 2003. He had been taking Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug, to control his autism spectrum disorder symptoms. In a statement, J&J said it would appeal the “grossly disproportionate” award.…Read the article
Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Added to Ongoing FDA Recall

Two More Blood Pressure Drugs Added to Ongoing FDA Recall

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s voluntary blood pressure drug recall continues as Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited announced it is expanding its nationwide recall to include two blood pressure medications that were found to contain trace amounts of a potential cancer-causing carcinogen. The two medications are 3 lots of Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and 2 lots…Read the article
Uloric Lawsuit Claims and Process

Uloric Lawsuit Claims and Process

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
We trust our doctors and trained medical professionals to take care of us and recommended medications that will keep us safe and healthy and that won’t end up causing more harm than good. Unfortunately, more and more often these days, medications are being shown to have known risks and dangers associated with them. Many of…Read the article
Lemtrada Stroke and Arterial Tears Risk

Lemtrada Stroke and Arterial Tears Risk

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put forth an urgent safety alert, in regards to some rare but very life-threatening risks including stroke and artery rupture. The patients at risk are those who have relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and are currently being treated with Lemtrada (alemtuzumab). Since Lemtrada’s approval in 2014 to treat relapsing MS, 13 cases worldwide have been…Read the article
Fentanyl Deaths Reach Epidemic Proportions

Fentanyl Deaths Reach Epidemic Proportions

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The deadliest drug in America does not come from a shady street corner transaction. It’s available at your local pharmacy. Fentanyl just replaced heroin as the deadliest drug in the United States. Between 2013 and 2016, the Fentanyl overdose rate increased over 500 percent. This drug is now responsible for about 16,000 overdose deaths per…Read the article
What Is Taxotere Used For?

What Is Taxotere Used For?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
If you caught our last article, What You Need to Know About Taxotere, the experienced pharmaceutical litigation team at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC explored what Taxotere is and why it is a dangerous pharmaceutical linked to permanent hair loss in breast cancer survivors treated with this drug. In short, Taxotere is an FDA-approved chemotherapy drug that…Read the article
The Types Of Breast Cancer

The Types Of Breast Cancer

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
More than 265,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed. Despite sharing one name, there are several different types of breast cancers that develop in different parts of the breast and affect specific cells. Despite the numbers of new diagnoses and the myriad of different types, new treatments are becoming ever more effective, resulting in…Read the article
The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer

The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Chemotherapy has proven to be an effective way to combat the signs, symptoms, and effects of a wide variety of cancers, including breast cancer. When used, chemotherapy can increase the chance of a cure, reduce the likelihood that cancer will return, and can help breast cancer patients live a longer life. However, this treatment is…Read the article
What You Need To Know About Taxotere

What You Need To Know About Taxotere

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In 2018, there were approximately 266,120 new cases reported of invasive types of breast cancer, along with another 63,960 cases reported of non-invasive types of breast cancer. For every eight women in the United States, at least one will develop some form of breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. These numbers are simply…Read the article
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