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Dangerous Medical Drugs Archives

Keeping Up with Dangerous Drug Recalls

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are constantly being recalled. If you have been prescribed a "cocktail" of medications by your doctor, keeping track of which drugs have been found to be dangerous might be a good idea. The best way to keep track of dangerous drug recalls is to sign up...

Defective Medical Drugs: Acetaminophen

Researchers found the outcome of acetaminophen use in pregnant women 'worrisome' according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. An international group of researchers led by Dr. Jorn Olsen, at the University of Aarhus, in Denmark, found a strong correlation between acetaminophen (found in common painkillers like Tylenol) use among...

Partner Post: Risperdal Anti-Psychotic Drug Settlement

$2.2 Billion Risperdal Anti-Psychotic Drug Settlement  Written by James P. Nevin   Janssen, part of the well-known Johnson & Johnson company, pled guilty to misbranding its anti-psychotic medication Risperdal in a $2.2 billion dollar settlement. The company entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor ending a complex legal case spanning...

Recall on GranuFlo and Naturalyte

On March 29, 2012, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recalled Granuflo, a powder acid concentrate, and Naturalyte, a liquid acid concentrate. Both products had been linked to cardiopulmonary arrests in dialysis patients. GranuFlo and Naturalyte were manufactured and distributed between January 2008 through June 2012 to Fresenius Medical Care North...

Johnson & Johnson settles Risperdal suit

Johnson & Johnson's agrees to a $181 million settlment with 36 states and the District of Columbia over Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug used off label by elderly and children to help with bipolar disorders. The settlement comes after prosecuters said that Johnson and Johnson's pharmaceutical subsidiary Janssen failed to disclose...

Bayer Opts to Settle Trasylol® Suits on Case by Case Basis

Bayer's Settlement Framework Weighs Each Suit on Several Factors November 2, 2010 -- To date, Bayer has settled approximately 200 of the 2,000 cases against it over the drug Trasylol, used to control bleeding during heart surgeries. Rather than settlements based on a universal point system stemming from either bellwether...