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.

Drug Safety Communication Alert

Drug Safety Communication Alert

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has learned that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert for the patients of diabetes drugs Invokana and Invokamet. As part of ongoing clinical trials, the interim safety results have found an increase in leg and foot amputations, mostly affecting the toes, in patients being treated with the diabetes medication…Read the article
FDA Finds Adverse Reactions to Meds at Profound Level

FDA Finds Adverse Reactions to Meds at Profound Level

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that there were an astounding 123,000 deaths caused by prescribed medications in 2014, as well as 800,000 serious health complications that caused hospitalization and/or permanent disability. These adverse effects of prescription drugs, according to the FDA, have tripled in the last decade. Keep in mind that…Read the article
Pharma's Biased Drug Info Killing Thousands

Pharma's Biased Drug Info Killing Thousands

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
We all know that the tobacco industry is one of the most corrupt, but the health industry? While doctors are prone to making mistakes, just like we all are, something much more villainous and intentional is brewing within the pharmaceutical industry. According to The Independent, there is an epidemic of biased, unethical information purposefully being…Read the article
Pharma Industry Spends Shocking Amount on Advertising

Pharma Industry Spends Shocking Amount on Advertising

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
While the profits of prescription and over the counter medication is profound, not enough is spent on research and development. Surprisingly, it is not for lack of funds to pull from, it is because the pharmaceutical industry spends almost twice as much on promotion (marketing, public relations, and advertising) than it does on research and…Read the article
The Deadly Side of Prescription Drugs

The Deadly Side of Prescription Drugs

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Many people are not aware that medical malpractice, the mistakes made by healthcare professionals in hospitals around the country, is responsible for the premature deaths of between 210,000 to 440,000 Americans every year, according to the Journal of Patient Safety. When contemplating this immense number, which is at least three times larger than all gun…Read the article
Mirena IUD May Be Defective and Dangerous

Mirena IUD May Be Defective and Dangerous

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is defending a series of lawsuits across the United States regarding the birth control device known as Mirena. The intrauterine device (IUD) is a reversible method of birth control that is intended to prevent pregnancy for a period of time up to five years. It does this by emitting hormones after it…Read the article
Side Effects May Include…

Side Effects May Include…

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Most people in the United States understand that prescription drugs may cause unintended side effects. In general, the side effects are temporary and a patient stops experiencing them once they finish using the drug. These side effects vary from patient to patient and usually include digestive problems, inability to sleep, or grogginess throughout the day.…Read the article
Pregnancy and Pfizer

Pregnancy and Pfizer

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In the United States it is quite common to have your favorite television shows interrupted by direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising. The commercials are generally filled with actors dressed as doctors advertising to you about a disorder you may have never even heard of. The actors in these 30-second clips are generally and miraculously made whole again…Read the article