Practice Areas: Defective Drugs

RECALL of Tandem Diabetes Care’s t:slim Insulin Cartridges

Specific lots of insulin cartridges used with the t:slim Insulin Pump have been recalled because the cartridges are at risk for leaking, causing the delivery of too much or too little insulin, a serious life-threatening event. Consumers should discontinue using insulin cartridges labeled with the affected lots. The affected insulin cartridges were shipped on or […]

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Dangerous Generic Drugs: Important Update on Your Rights

Today, when generic drugs turn out to be dangerous, injustice governs the legal rights of patients when personal injury or wrongful death occur whether that is in Jacksonville or anywhere else in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its intent to restore the legal rights of patients by making generic […]

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New Guideline for Statins Could Affect Millions

Recently, the country’s leading cardiovascular associations recommended new guideline for statins, a class of cholesterol lowering drugs that includes Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor. Millions of Americans take statins, but under the new guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, the number of adults considered to benefit from these drugs […]

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Fentanyl Pain Patch Alert – What You Need To Know

On September 23, 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory requiring the manufacturers of name brand and generic fentanyl pain patches to change the color of writing on the patches. From now on, the patches will be required to carry the name and strength of the patches in long-lasting ink […]

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FDA Warns of Undeclared Ingredients of Diabetes Treatments

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, consumers who have been targeted by unscrupulous companies. The FDA has issued  warning letters to 15 companies, both domestic and foreign, stating that the sale of their products to treat diabetes and its complications violates federal law.   The below table provides the names of these companies and their dangerous […]

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CDC WARNING: Drug Risks for Women

The Centers for Disease Control issued a report on July 2, 2013, documenting an alarming rise in deaths of women from too much pain medication.   Prescription painkillers caused the premature deaths of more than 6,000 women in 2010.  To put that in context, in the first decade of this century the rate of female deaths, […]

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FDA Warns Zithromax May Cause Fatal Irregular Heart Rhythm

The FDA is warning that the antibiotic azithromycin (Zithromax), can cause a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm in some patients.  The New England Journal of Medicine reported last May on the risk of cardiovascular death from different antibacterial drugs.  Azithromycin, which is made by Pfizer Inc and is also sold by generic drugmakers, had a higher […]

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SCS Direct Recalls Over 100,000 Magnet Ball Sets

SCS is recalling 106,000 Magnet Ball sets. The recall involves both the “The Original” and “Rainbow Bright” magnet ball sets sold in a round silver tin. Each of the sets include 216 round high-powered magnets that are 5mm in length. These magnets were sold in both silver and multi-color sets. The recall was announced because […]

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FDA Issues Warning About Some Sleep Aids (Ambien) Containing Zolpidem

The FDA has issued a safety announcement regarding drugs containing Zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edular and Zolpimist) that are used in the treatment of insomnia.  These drugs can impair driving and other activities that require alertness the morning after a drug has been taken.  Women may be particularly sensitive to Zolpidem. For the complete communication […]

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