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Black Box Warning for Diabetes Medicine Invokana

Invokana pills

In May 2017, the FDA issued a safety warning indicating that Invokana, used to treat diabetes, could increase the risk of leg and foot amputations. This means that the drug now carries a boxed warning about the amputation risks. This is the strongest label warning that the FDA can require.

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Lawsuit Update: Proton Pump Inhibitor Heartburn Meds, Kidney Damage

Kidney Disease and PPIs

A growing number of Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of PPI medications. Plaintiffs allege that as a result of taking a PPI for gastric acid-related conditions, they have been diagnosed with kidney injuries including Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN), chronic kidney disease and renal failure.

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Xarelto Lawsuit Update: First Bellwether Trial to Begin in April

Xarelto Lawsuit Update

Originally scheduled to start in February, the first Bellwether trial for the blood thinner, Xarelto, will now begin on April 24, 2017 in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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FDA 101: Product Recalls

FDA 101 Product Recalls

Unfortunately, in recent years, drug and product recalls have become more common. Why? What happens and how does the process work? Who is responsible for making sure these products are adequately tested before hitting the market?

Questions? Our knowledgeable staff is available at (877) 284-6600.

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Abilify Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Bottle of Abilify

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has decided to consolidate all pending Abilify cases against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. This decision will centralize all cases filed in the federal court system before one judge, the Honorable M. Casey Rodgers in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

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Does Abilify Affect Your Impulse Control?

Abilify gambling addiction

Is it true that Abilify, one of the top-selling prescription drugs in the United States, may lead to impulse-control disorders? According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration a link does exist.

On May 3, 2016, the FDA issued a warning that the drug Abilify has been linked to side effects such as pathological gambling, binge eating and hyper-sexuality.

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Nexium, Prilosec & Prevacid May Cause Severe Kidney Problems



One of the kidney problems caused by Proton Pump Inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid may be Acute Interstitial Nephritis. Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) is characterized by inflammatory cells infiltrating the interstitium of the kidney and may lead to acute kidney failure. Delays in diagnosis and persistent use of the drug causing AIN (such as Nexium, Prilosec, or Prevacid), can cause Chronic Kidney Failure.

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Is that “Purple Pill” Increasing Your Risk of Kidney Disease?

Nexium causing kidney disease?

Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec, some of the most prescribed medicines in the world, may increase your risk for kidney disease.


If you’ve suffered kidney damage while taking one of these drugs, contact us.

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Did the Makers of Xarelto Deceive a Top Medical Journal?

Xarelto medical study

This is the question according to an article in the March 1, 2016, issue of The New York Times regarding the anticlotting drug Xarelto.

Last week, in a New Orleans federal court, a legal brief was filed claiming that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer misled editors at The New England Journal of Medicine regarding the drug’s safety.

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The Dangers of Invokana and Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Invokana

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.

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