Bad Drug

13
Jun

How Do You Know If Prilosec Is Safe?

Prilosec is available over the counter, but it’s still one of the most commonly prescribed proton pump inhibitors for patients with heartburn, GERD, or acid reflux. It’s even prescribed by doctors if they think that their patients may experience heartburn or acid reflux because they’re taking another medication. How do you know if Prilosec is safe? Should you continue to

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14
Feb

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

The opioid overdose crisis affects practically every family in the United States even if they don’t see it touching their lives. In fact, while life expectancy has continued to follow an overall increase in the United States, the last two years have shown a decline that is directly related to opioid dependency. According to the CDC, throughout a ten year

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3
Jan

The Overdose Epidemic: Do You need an Opioid Overdose Lawyer?

The United States is in the grips of an epidemic. According to current statistical data released by the CDC, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose each day. The main contributing factor? Opioid prescriptions. Prescriptions, addiction, and overdose have become so enmeshed together that there are several lawsuits pending against drug manufacturers. If your family was affected by this tragic

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4
Oct

Actemra: Are the Risks Worth It for Patients?

In 2010, Actemra was released onto the market as an option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Initially, it was believed that Actemra would offer relief to patients while helping them avoid side effects commonly seen in other immunosuppressive medications. Actemra was the first drug on the market to block IL-6, a protein that causes inflammation in the body. Despite its

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23
Aug

Benicar Settlement Update

Benicar, a blood pressure medication, is the subject of more than 2,000 lawsuits. Plaintiffs allege that using Benicar resulted in severe gastrointestinal injuries, celiac-like symptoms, sprue-like enteropathy, lymphocytic colitis, microscopic colitis, collagenous colitis, villous atrophy, and even fetal toxicity. The FDA issued a warning in July 2013 about the use of Benicar associated with the development of gastrointestinal problems. Plaintiffs

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