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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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Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a claylike mineral that is mined from deep underground. Because of its water resistant properties and softness, it is a flexible mineral that is often utilized in consumer products. Most notably, it is used in talcum powder and cosmetics, such as blush and eyeshadows. Talc has been…Read the article
Does Zantac Have a Cancer-Causing Agent?

Does Zantac Have a Cancer-Causing Agent?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
A Zantac lawsuit is the legal claim for financial compensation by a plaintiff or group of plaintiffs who took the heartburn medication Zantac and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer. Does Zantac have a cancer-causing agent? Zantac and its generic counterpart ranitidine have been found to contain NDMA—a known carcinogen. Studies linked the compound to cancers…Read the article
What to Do If Your CPAP or BiPAP Machine Has Been Recalled

What to Do If Your CPAP or BiPAP Machine Has Been Recalled

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Chronic respiratory diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma affect millions of people worldwide. To date, there are around 235 million people living with asthma all over the world. Those who have been exposed to certain environmental factors such as exposure to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks have been shown to…Read the article
Penumbra JET 7 Catheters Lawyers

Penumbra JET 7 Catheters Lawyers

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Typically, strokes are either the deadliest or least deadly cardiovascular episodes. Thanks to the advent of advanced catheters and other medical devices, the stroke survivability rate has increased substantially since the 1990s. However, these devices can frequently do more harm than good. Often, in their rush to build a better mousetrap, device makers take dangerous…Read the article
FDA Issues New Xeljanz Warning

FDA Issues New Xeljanz Warning

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
For the third time in two years, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety warning about Pfizer’s powerful and popular arthritis/UC medicine. The latest warning is the strongest and most comprehensive one yet. The FDA says that doses as small as 5mg per day could lead to cancer and heart problems, particularly among…Read the article
FDA Finds Cancer-Causing Agent in Metformin

FDA Finds Cancer-Causing Agent in Metformin

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The sudden recall of a popular diabetes drug because of NDMA contamination (cancer-causing agent) creates a cloud over the Food and Drug Administration’s entire review process. Time-Cap Labs Inc.’s generic drug is used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Its lower cost makes it a popular alternative to brand-name drugs. When the most recent test results…Read the article
Warned: Non-Medical COVID-19 Treatment Producers

Warned: Non-Medical COVID-19 Treatment Producers

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration recently told seven companies to either stop selling certain products or revise their claims. In a mass letter to Vital Silver, GuruNanda, LLC, Vivify Holistic Clinic, Herbal Amy LLC, Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd., Xephyr, LLC doing business as N-Ergetics, and The Jim Baker Show, regulators said these…Read the article
Medtronic Recalls Faulty Insulin Pumps

Medtronic Recalls Faulty Insulin Pumps

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
After evidence of a possible life-threatening defect came to light, Medtronic, the medical device giant issued an immediate recall for its MiniMed Insulin Pumps. The recall covers over 300,000 devices which were sold in the United States beginning in June 2017. Medtronic touted these pumps as safe to use for people as young as seven…Read the article
How Safe Are Dietary Supplements?

How Safe Are Dietary Supplements?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Will dietary supplement keep me safe from coronavirus? Physical health often wards off viral infections. But tread cautiously. In the United States, dietary supplements exist in a legal grey area. So, they are not always safe. Dietary health is essential for overall physical health. Supplements do not replace a healthy diet, but in many cases,…Read the article
History of US Pharmaceutical Lawsuits

History of US Pharmaceutical Lawsuits

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Pharmaceutical lawsuits have resulted in many million- and even billion-dollar settlements throughout US legal history. Filing a lawsuit isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme; for one thing, the process is rarely quick. In some cases, filing a lawsuit may be the only way to hold manufacturers accountable for the harmful effects of their medications and to obtain…Read the article
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