Defective Drugs

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Early Death Study Suggests

Results from a new study suggest proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium may increase the risk of premature death. According to the study, risk for death is even increased in patients who use PPIs and who do not suffer from gastrointestinal problems; the risk for early death increases the longer a person uses a… Read More »

$38 Million Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit Upheld on Appeal

A judge in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2017 upheld a $38 million verdict for a 12 year-old girl who was severely disabled by birth defects caused by a popular anti-seizure drug called Depakote. The girl, Maddison Schmidt, was born in 2005 with serious birth defects after her mother was on Depakote when pregnant to… Read More »

Can Proton Pump Inhibitors Cause Kidney Failure?

Since they were first introduced to the marketplace in 1989, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have soared in popularity as people used them primarily to fight heartburn and other digestive problems related to overproduction of gastric acid. Unfortunately, for some people, PPIs used over a long term have added to their medical problems because of hidden… Read More »

The Latest Prilosec Recall News

Many consumers are concerned over the safety of certain drugs they use to fight digestive problems like heartburn. One popular drug, Prilosec, is used by millions of people. It is available by prescription and over-the-counter (OTC). To date, there have not been recalls of Prilosec, but it has been linked to severe side effects. There… Read More »

Nexium Lawyer for Lawsuit Recall Help

The pharmaceutical industry is obligated to inform people who use their drugs about any possible side effects that may result from taking that drug, whether it is minor or a severe side effect. In some recent lawsuits, claims are made against drug manufacturer AstraZeneca that their proton pump inhibitor drug Nexium is responsible for harmful… Read More »

Prilosec Class Action Lawsuit

Among other similar drugs in the legal spotlight these days is Prilosec, a popular medication that is often used to treat heartburn. Prilosec is manufactured by a worldwide biopharmaceutical business, AstraZeneca. That company has been the target of many individual and class action lawsuits for harm that resulted from use of Prilosec and other proton… Read More »

Long Term Side Effects of Nexium Aren’t Good

For many people, finding relief from some physical ailment, like heartburn, is so important that they will take popular medicines without a thought about possible complications or long term use side effects. In the short term, many drugs, like Nexium, which is known for its effectiveness in managing frequent heartburn, may offer that relief. But,… Read More »

Prevacid vs Prilosec vs Nexium Which Is Worst?

When faced with a physical ailment like heartburn, many people are not sure which drug will be best for their ailment. Of course, they are exposed to heavy advertising, especially for popular over-the-counter (OTC) versions. Their doctors may prescribe a particular drug, but it remains to the consumer to gain some knowledge about what they… Read More »

Kidney Failure with Omeprazole?

People who have digestion problems often turn to popular drugs as a quick solution. In this country, far too many people buy over-the-counter Omeprazole proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to remedy heartburn, a common digestive problem that is related to overproduction of gastric acid. Proton pump inhibitors work to reduce those acids, thus helping reduce heartburn… Read More »

What are the Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors

In recent years, many lawsuits have been filed against the makers of special drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These popular drugs that people use to combat digestive problems like heartburn have been the center of individual and class action lawsuits. Drugs involved in many of these legal actions include Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec. At issue… Read More »

Proton Pump Inhibitors Long Term Effects

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been available in the marketplace since the late 1980s as a remedy for heartburn and other acid-related diseases. Along with other anti-ulcer medications, in 2012, PPIs ranked in the 9th largest class of drugs prescribed in the United States and as the 11th most popular drug in sales. Many PPI… Read More »

Examples of Heartburn Drug Lawsuits

Popular medications for treatment of heartburn and other digestive disorders are among the most prescribed drugs available. Despite their widespread use and popularity, the number of heartburn drug lawsuits continues to grow. The core problem with these proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs is that they may have adverse side effects that develop after long term… Read More »

Is Heartburn Medicine Causing Kidney Disease, Renal Failure and Dialysis?

Heartburn and acid reflux are two common ailments that affect millions of people each year. In America, it is estimated that about 20 million people use drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat these physical problems. These drugs are among the most commonly prescribed drugs worldwide; they also are available in over-the-counter versions (OTC).… Read More »

How to File a Prevacid Class Action Lawsuit

Like several other brand name drugs, Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works in the body to reduce the amount of gastric acid produced in the stomach by the body’s internal proton pump. The purpose of the body’s natural production of gastric acid is to help with digestion of food. When there is… Read More »

Six Legal Drugs With The Worst Side Effects

All drugs have side effects. Pharmaceutical companies are under strict regulations to report these effects and to be completely transparent and open about them. This is why the leaflet that comes with any drug will always include side effects, rare side effects, extremely rare side effects, and so on. Some drugs, however, have very bad… Read More »

Xarelto Lawsuits & Settlements Guide

There have been thousands of Xarelto lawsuits filed so far, with the majority being handled as part of a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) process. Settlements from litigation against a similar product, Pradaxa, resulted in payment of $650 million to over 3000 plaintiffs in the first set of cases, and a second litigation effort is in progress.… Read More »

What’s Involved in a Nexium Class Action Lawsuit

Many people suffer from heartburn and then take a drug called Nexium to get relief. Unfortunately, for some people, Nexium has caused them to suffer even worse physical problems when they developed side effects attributed to use of this drug. Other issues involved in legal battles over Nexium include accusations of price fixing, and negligent… Read More »

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Recall and Lawsuit Details

Imagine the surprise that you would feel if you received a positive result on a pregnancy test, even though you had been taking birth control. Well, that’s exactly what happened to  113 women throughout 26 states. A class-action lawsuit was filed in a Pennsylvania State Court in the first week of November, 2015 against Qualitest… Read More »

Essure Birth Control Lawsuit & Injury

Over the past few years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been checking into an increasing number of injury reports regarding the birth control drug Essure. On September 24, 2015, a meeting was assembled between the FDA and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. This meeting was… Read More »

According To The FDA, Invokana Does Increase The Risk Of Osteoporosis

Canagliflozin, a drug that is sold under brand names Invokamet and Invokana, has been known to cause ketoacidosis, kidney damage and heart attacks. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a further warning, stating that it also increases the risk of losing bone density, a condition known as osteoporosis. “The U.S. Food… Read More »