Read This Before You Take Your Vitamins!

Many people do not realize that the vitamins or other supplement they take on a daily basis are not subject to FDA control, approval, or oversight.  "Dietary supplements", defined by Congress as a product taken by mouth that contains an ingredient intended to supplement the diet, are considered to be "foods" not "drugs" are not [...]

By | November 28th, 2011|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Read This Before You Take Your Vitamins!

Another Blockbuster Fine, Consumers Shut Out Again

Merck, makers of VIOXX and FOSAMAX among other drugs, agreed to pay $950 million to settle criminal and civil claims that it illegally promoted the drug VIOXX.  Merck will plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense and pay $321,636, 000 criminal fines. According to the Justice Department, Merck also entered into a civil settlement and will [...]

By | November 22nd, 2011|Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug|Comments Off on Another Blockbuster Fine, Consumers Shut Out Again

Recent Studies Highlight Increased Yaz Risks

In an October 2011 British Medical Journal article entitled "Risk of venous thromboembolism from use of oral contraceptives containing different progestogens and oestrogen doses: Danish cohort study, 2001-2009.", the authors found that birth control pills like YAZ, YASMIN or OCELLA which contain drospirenone or oral contraceptives containing a third generation progestins put women at two [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|Yaz Birth Control|Comments Off on Recent Studies Highlight Increased Yaz Risks

Off Label Drug Promotions: Who Wins and Who Loses

In drug litigation, one of the common claims is that drug or device manufacturers failed to adequately warn of risks of the drug or device, and that the manufacturer simply failed to tell the whole truth.  By simply turning on your television you are subjected to a seemingly nonstop onslaught of advertizing for drugs and [...]

By | November 15th, 2011|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Off Label Drug Promotions: Who Wins and Who Loses

TOYOTA RECALL: Have We had this Dream Before??

From sudden acceleration to Intelligent Power Modules resulting in loss of power to defects in power steering system resulting in loss of control, Toyota has set new lows in the automobile league this year in safety recalls. What in the world is happening with their cars? No need to discuss the issues about sudden acceleration. [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on TOYOTA RECALL: Have We had this Dream Before??

Is Your Child’s Helmet Safe?

As we go deeper into fall, our high schools and colleges are in the final push for league championships, rankings, and bowl bids. Unfortunately some of the equipment they are using is not protecting them in the violent world of football contact. On November 3, 2011 Under Armour and the CPSC announced a recall of [...]

By | November 8th, 2011|General Interest|Comments Off on Is Your Child’s Helmet Safe?

GSK Settles Avandia Governmental Probes for $3B, But Nothing For Consumers

Faced with multiple  criminal investigations into illegal practices, on November 3, 2011, the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline said that it had agreed to pay $3 billion to settle United States government civil and criminal investigations into its sales practices for numerous drugs, including Avandia. Company whisteblowers alleged that GSK improperly paid Doctors and manipulated medical [...]

By | November 4th, 2011|Avandia Diabetes Drug|Comments Off on GSK Settles Avandia Governmental Probes for $3B, But Nothing For Consumers