Pharmaceutical Litigation Archives

Tainted products not fit for human or pet consumption

Medicinal products are supposed to make people everywhere, including here in Ohio, feel better. However, when manufacturing processes turn them into tainted products, people could suffer serious harm. The companies who manufacture these medications have a responsibility to warn potential victims and get them off the shelves by recalling them and announcing it to the public.

What litigation against opioid manufacturers alleges

Pharmaceutical companies have made billions, if not trillions, of dollars providing medication to this country's population. Ill or injured people here in Ohio and across the country take a variety of prescription drugs every day for both acute and chronic conditions. Some medications that were meant for acute injuries turned out to be highly addictive, which has led to an epidemic of addiction that this country may never have seen before. Many believe that opioid manufacturers and distributors caused this epidemic, and some have filed litigation to hold these companies accountable.

Bayer says it will remove Essure from the market after FDA action

Many women across the country, and here in Ohio, know that they are not ready to have children. They use any number of forms of birth control in order to avoid pregnancy. Many birth control devices and medications come with significant risks even with the approval of the Food and Drug Administration. In April, the FDA issued an action for Bayer to restrict the sale of a birth control device it manufactures called Essure because of the risks it poses to the women who use it.

Overprescribing opioids continues here in Ohio despite dangers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has the ability to track prescriptions to Medicaid participants. The agency used this data to track the over-prescribing of opioids here in Ohio from June 2016 through May 2017. The results were alarming.

Another drug recall announced by the Food and Drug Administration

Many of the medications manufactured and prescribed in this country expand the lives of millions of people across the country. It is the job of the Food and Drug Administration to make sure that those medications cause no unnecessary harm to patients. Unfortunately, people across the country, including many here in Ohio, continue to suffer harm, and sometimes, recalls do not get to everyone in time.

Food and Drug Administration announces recall of Naloxone

It would be difficult for Ohio residents to read any online news without reading about the opioid crisis going on in the country. People are overdosing and suffering from addictions at an alarming rate. When a patient comes in who appears to be overdosing on opioids, medical personnel may use Narcan, the brand name of naloxone, which is as an antidote. However, right now, that could do more harm than good since the Food and Drug Administration recently announced a recall involving Narcan.

Food and Drug Administration warns of salmonella danger

Numerous consumer products that find their way to consumers here in Ohio and elsewhere end up contaminated with bacteria such as listeria, E. coli and salmonella. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration is attempting to contain an outbreak of salmonella poisoning connected to Kratom and products containing Kratom. Back in March, the FDA began testing products containing Kratom and discovered the salmonella contamination.

Pharmaceutical litigation news: Opioid deaths continue to rise

Calling the opioid epidemic a crisis may be an understatement. Each year, the number of deaths attributed to these dangerous drugs continues to rise. Pharmaceutical companies marketed these medications as safe, but the reality turned out to be much different for thousands of people across the country, including many here in Ohio. More and more evidence comes to light both through research and pharmaceutical litigation regarding the dangers.

Pharmaceutical litigation against opioid manufactures is rising

No matter where you go in the country, including here in Ohio, a certain percentage of the population has a problem with addiction to opioids. This nationwide epidemic is wreaking havoc on people's lives, and many are looking to manufacturers to take responsibility for the mess they created. This may be just one reason why pharmaceutical litigation against opioid manufacturers appears to be on the rise.

Fatal drug injuries lawsuit settled for $325,000

Often, pharmaceutical litigation involves medications that were rushed to market before they were completely safe, endangering the public in the interest of profits for big drug companies. Sometimes, however, lawsuits involve more personal cases, such as instances of drug injuries caused by doctor or pharmacy error. Worse still is when these incidents result, not just in injury, but in death.

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