Women in Ohio may be among those around the U.S. who sued pharmaceutical giant Merck during the past ten years over its NuvaRing contraceptive device. The company was accused of hiding information about potentially deadly blood clotting during the device's Food and Drug Administration approval process. NuvaRing was approved in 2001, and Merck began marketing it in 2002. The product is similar to oral birth control pharmaceuticals using progestin and estrogen together to decrease the chance that a woman will become pregnant.
Cleveland residents may be interested in the recall of 98 non-expired, sterile medications after a contamination in one of the products was discovered by a Michigan hospital. According to reports, even though no illnesses have been reported concerning use of the product, the recall was being carried out due to "an abundance of caution."
Cleveland dieters who may be considering taking the diet pill OxyELITE Pro may be interested in the recently reported cases of liver failure among users in Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Health has removed OxyELITE Pro from retailers' shelves in the state and has asked the public to stop using the supplement after it was linked to the recent string of liver failure cases. The manufacturer of the pills could be facing pharmaceutical litigation due to the alleged side effect.