Articles Posted in Drug Recalls

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Heart Rate MedicationAmiodarone (pacerone & nexterone) is a medication formulated to improve heartbeat rhythm. Doctors prescribe the drug to patients with life-threatening ventricle-related heart rhythm disorders to ensure the heart beats normally. The ventricles are the heart’s lower chambers that allow blood flow out from the heart.

The medication Amiodarone (pacerone) is affected for treating ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. The medication was first discovered in 1961 and received final FDA approval in December 1985. The drug has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for any other condition.

How Amiodrone Works

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Tecfidera-infections from medicationTecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) is a highly effective oral drug brought to the medical marketplace by Biogenic, Inc. to treat MS (multiple sclerosis). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug in March 2013 to prevent the relapse of MS. However, one reported case has been noted on the updated FDA drug label (December 2014) linking Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) taken for multiple sclerosis with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), life-threatening brain infection.

This is the fourth case reported to the FDA, which resulted in an increased warning of the dangerous life-threatening side effects when taking medications to treat MS. The initial three cases of PML are apparently associated with the oral medication fingolimod among patients who had suffered severe low lymphocyte count (lymphopenia). However, the fourth case happened with “a patient with only moderate lymphopenia” that has raised concerning questions about Tecfidera’s effectiveness versus its safety.

A Confirmed Case of PML

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The vaccination injury attorneys at the Drug Law Center remain committed to representing our clients who have been harmed by vaccines to ensure they receive financial compensation.

What are Vaccines?

Vaccines RecallsVaccinations are biologically prepared materials that provide acquired immunity to prevent the spread of life-threatening diseases that serve the public good at providing an effective and safe way to combat contagions. However, they are not without their controversy. While vaccines provide a safety net to the health and well-being of the population, some individuals develop severe adverse reactions when the vaccine is given orally, through an injection, or by aerosol. In an effort to ensure public safety, the U.S. government developed the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to provide financial recompense to those who suffered serious harm after receiving a vaccine.

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The infection injury attorneys at the Drug Law Center are reviewing and accepting cases from clients who suffered injuries caused by preventable superbugs.

What are Superbugs?

SuperbugSuperbug is a term that describes hearty strains of bacteria that are highly resistant to most antibiotics available today. Doctors typically referred to the resilient strains as “multi-drug-resistant bacteria.” That is because the bacterium is not resistant to every strain of antibiotic but one that usually requires two or more less-commonly used antibiotics to kill. The development of superbugs is thought to have occurred because of the overuse of antibiotics, especially in the United States.

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The gastrointestinal injury attorneys at the Drug Law Center are currently evaluating potential Reglan compensation claims for metoclopramide medication users suffering from Tardive Dystonia, Tardive Dyskinesia, or another associated condition.

What is Reglan?

Reglan (metoclopramide) RecallsReglan (metoclopramide) is a gut motility stimulating medication prescribed by doctors to treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and gastroparesis in individuals suffering from diabetes mellitus. The medication is designed to increase upper digestive tract muscle contractions to empty the stomach into the intestines at the proper rate. Some doctors prescribe Reglan is a short-term solution for treating GERD-associated heartburn in individuals who have found no relief of their symptoms after using other drugs.

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The antidepressant medication attorneys at the Drug Law Center are currently accepting cases involving patients who suffered harm after taking the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drug.

What is Paxil?

Paxil (paroxetine) RecallsPaxil (paroxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) prescribed by doctors for the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The FDA first approved the psychotropic medication in 1992 is administered orally in numerous dosage strengths. Some doctors prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) to enhance high levels of neuroticism, the negative emotions associated with self-consciousness, impulsivity, hostility, anxiety, and stress.

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The testosterone replacement therapy injury attorneys at the Drug Law Center are currently investigating and evaluating potential suits on behalf of clients who have suffered serious side effects after using “Low T” products.

What Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Testosterone Drug RecallMany doctors prescribed Testosterone Replacement (Low T) Therapy to aging men to counteract a medical condition hypogonadism, which is an extreme, but common, warning of the naturally produced male hormone testosterone. Men often experience a decline in the naturally produce testosterone levels as they age.

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The mycobacteria infection attorneys at the Drug Law Center are currently reviewing and evaluating cases involving clients who have developed life-threatening infections after a procedure that used the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System.

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler infections

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Systems RecallSuccessful outcomes of complicated heart and lung surgeries requiring an open chest cavity (cardiothoracic) would be greatly compromised without the use of a heater-cooler device. These units regulate blood and body temperature during open chest cavity surgeries, including the more than 150,000 coronary artery bypass surgical procedures performed in the United States every year.

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The pacemaker and defibrillator injury attorneys at the Drug Law Center are now investigating cases involving injuries caused by implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

What is a Medical Defibrillator?

St. Jude Medical Defibrillators RecallsThe St. Jude medical defibrillator is a cardioverter device that surgeons implant in the abdomen or chest to treat arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Then wires connect the heart muscle to the defibrillator that can deliver electrical shocks to restore an irregular heartbeat to normal. The implantable cardioverter device is implanted in individuals suffering from tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), bradycardia (slow heartbeat), or other heart rhythm disorder. The sent electrical current remedies the rhythmic disturbance to allow the heart to be normally.

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The personal injury attorneys at the Drug Law Center are currently investigating cases where our clients have suffered serious injuries after a Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement surgery.

What is a Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement?

Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement RecallsMany patients who suffer from joint pain that cannot be relief through nonsurgical treatments elect to have a hip replacement device that makes the joint more stable, strong, and flexible. More than 300,000 individuals undergo hip replacement surgery in America each year. Approximately nine out of every ten of them enjoy the relief of painful symptoms and can return to normal activities just weeks or months after the procedure.

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