Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars annually from selling prescription drugs. While the FDA has tough policies and guidelines for ensuring the safety of consumers of prescription drugs, it is often years before all the side effects of a drug are fully understood. The most common types of defective drugs are those for type 2 diabetes, depression, birth control pills, acne, heart disease and stroke, osteoporosis and antibiotics.

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Belviq Cancer Drug Lawsuits & Settlements

Belviq is a prescription weight-loss drug that is prescribed to people who struggle with their weight. The drug is intended to make patients feel full even though they are on low-calorie diets. Belviq received FDA approval in 2012 with a requirement that drugmaker Eisai performs a clinical trial to determine if the drug was safe… Read More »

Zantac Heartburn Cancer Lawsuit & Injury

FDA has issued warnings in September 2019 that some Zantac (generic name ranitidine) heartburn drugs are tainted with NDMA, a probable human carcinogen that can cause cancer. ( FDA has been studying NDMA and related nitrosamine impurities in several drugs, including blood failure and heart failure drugs called Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers or ARBs. It… Read More »

Valsartan Blood Pressure Lawsuits & Settlements

Valsartan is an active ingredient used in many generic drugs, especially to treat hypertension and heart failure. However, some generic valsartan products contain impurities, such as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which FDA has determined can lead to a higher risk of some forms of cancer and liver damage. Valsartan is the generic name of Diovan, built by… Read More »

Heart Defects Lawsuits & Settlements

Heart defects happen when any part of the heart or blood vessels around the heart does not develop normally when the baby is still in the womb. A heart defect can disrupt the blood flow in the heart and cause blood to flow through the heart abnormally. It also can cause abnormalities in the rhythm… Read More »

Cleft Palate & Lip Lawsuits & Settlements

 Cleft palate and cleft lip are common birth defects that happen early in pregnancy. In a normal pregnancy, the tissues that grow into the lip and mouth fuse between weeks 8 and 12. When these tissues partially or do not fuse at all, a cleft palate or lip in the baby results. A baby can… Read More »

Birth Defects & Teratogens Lawsuit & Settlements

Birth defects are also known as congenital anomalies. They are defined as functional, metabolic or structural abnormalities that develop during or before birth. Most birth defects do not show themselves until the child is born. There are at least 4,000 different birth defects that are known. Some are more serious than others. Generally, birth defects… Read More »

Abilify Lawsuits & Settlement Payouts

Did you use Abilify and develop a gambling problem? Did you lose $30,000, $50,000 or more? If you can document your gambling losses, you could receive compensation in an Abilify lawsuit. Abilify is an anti-psychotic drug that is used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, and depression. The medication is also supposed to reduce hallucinations,… Read More »

Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit & Settlement Payouts

In an effort to prevent shingles, some patients choose to get a shingles vaccine. However, some of them may have unintentionally contracted the virus from the vaccine. The shingles vaccine Zostavax can cause many injuries, such as painful shingles, blindness and sometimes death. Injured patients have been filing product liability lawsuits against Merck & Co.… Read More »

Proton Pump Inhibitor PPI Lawsuits & Settlements

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are used to treat acid reflux and heartburn. But regular, long term use of PPI’s has been connected to serious health problems, including kidney disease, kidney failure, bone fractures, birth defects and heart attacks. The manufacturers of Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid and other PPIs are facing more than 4,000 personal injury and… Read More »

Prilosec vs Nexium Lawsuit Payouts & Settlements

Do you take Nexium or Prilosec? Have you suffered a serious side effect from long term use of these drugs, such as kidney disease, kidney failure, cancer, heart attack, bone fracture, vascular aging or birth defects? You may be entitled to financial damages from the pharmaceutical manufacturer for causing your injuries. This article describes Prilosec… Read More »

Long-Term Consumer Dangers of Prilosec

Prilosec (omeprazole) is a drug that is designed to reduce levels of stomach acid. If a person’s stomach acid is excessive, it can get into the esophagus. This problem can cause significant forms of heartburn and a host of other health problems. Prilosec is from a drug class called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Its chemistry… Read More »

Prilosec Lawsuits, Settlements & Payouts for Kidney Failure

Prilosec is a drug that is classified as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by lowering the acid content in a person’s stomach. Approximately 15 million Americans take Prilosec (generic name Omeprazole) or similar PPIs. But research suggests that up to 25% of long term users of PPIs… Read More »

Nexium Lawsuit for Kidney Failure or Damage

Multiple personal injury proton pump inhibitor lawsuits have been filed across the US in recent months, alleged kidney damage, kidney complications and even kidney failure associated with the use of the best-selling heartburn and acid reflux drug Nexium. Nexium (esomeprazole) has been on the market since 2001, and millions of patients have taken it for… Read More »

Examples Of Accutane Lawsuits & Settlements

Accutane is a drug that is used in the treatment of severe acne. It should only be prescribed if all other types of treatments have not been successful. When first developed, it was actually a chemotherapy drug. However, during research, it was found that it was able to treat acne as well. Although it is… Read More »

Prescription Drugs And Pregnancy Dangers

Any woman who is considering pregnancy or is already pregnant should immediately talk to her physician about any medication she is taking or planning on taking. This is true not just for prescription drugs but also with over-the-counter medication. In fact, even herbal and dietary products should be consulted about. It is believed that each… Read More »

Warnings Against Lexapro During Pregnancy

Lexapro is a popular antidepressant drug for treating depression and anxiety. If women take it when they are pregnant, however, their unborn babies are at an increased risk of developing birth defects. Lexapro, a brand name for escitalopram, was introduced in 2002. Since then, millions of people around the world have used it. It is… Read More »

Lipitor Lawsuits & Warnings

Lipitor by Pfizer is designed to help lower cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of strokes and heart attacks. However, there have been a number of studies that have shown that Lipitor has some very serious negative side effects, including the development of type 2 diabetes. Lipitor and Diabetes Lawsuits The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug… Read More »

Warnings Against Zofran During Pregnancy

Zofran, also known as ondansetron, is a drug that is only available on prescription. It is designed to help treat or prevent vomiting and general nausea. It is an anti-emetic type of medication, as well as a 5HT3 receptor antagonist. Essentially, the drug blocks the serotonin neurotransmitter in the parts of the brain where nausea… Read More »

Accutane Birth Defects, Recall & Injury

Accutane is the brand name for a drug known as isotretinion made by Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc. It is often used to treat severe acne. However, it has been linked to various severe side effects, including bowel disease and birth defects. Interestingly, as an acne treatment, it is incredibly effective and was often hailed as a miracle… Read More »

How Do Birth Defects Happen?

A birth defect is a very serious condition. It means that at least one part of the body does not form in the baby in the way it should be formed. Few people know that birth defects are quite common and actually affect 1 in every 33 babies in this country alone. It is very… Read More »