Whenever you see an advertisement for a drug, you’ll see or hear the long list of reported side effects. This list can seem a little daunting, and maybe even make you wonder if taking the drug for one problem is worth the risk of potential complications; the FDA wouldn’t have approved a drug, however, if…

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exists to make sure that drugs are thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness before they’re made available to the public. Reducing the number of ineffective drugs and drug injuries is the goal of the FDA. Many people, especially drug manufacturers and others within the pharmaceutical industry, have long…

Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone was given the wrong medication? Or worse yet, if an entirely inappropriate adult medication was given to a child? For one family in Arkansas, this isn’t a theoretical question. Their 4-year-old daughter was accidentally given pills to treat high blood pressure when she was supposed to…

Pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars aggressively marketing their products. While the overwhelming majority of prescription drugs are helpful, occasionally a medication hits the market whose risks outweigh the advertised benefits. Despite rigorous trials and studies, some medications present worrisome side effects that are either more dangerous or more common than initial trials led the…

Medical malpractice lawyers often have to wear two hats when meeting with clients who have potential claims for medical negligence. First, they must have an understanding of the legal requirements to file suit in medical malpractice cases in Indiana. Medical malpractice attorneys also need to be well versed in a host of different medical specialties to…

On April 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory warning citizens to stop using Tri-Methyl Xtreme, a dietary supplement marketed by Xtreme Products of Las Vegas, Nevada, to promote muscle growth. Reports Emerge in Three States Thus Far The FDA’s press release indicates that the product allegedly causes serious liver injury. The…

In January 2014, the FDA announced it would investigate claims of increased heart attack, stroke or cardiac death associated with testosterone replacement therapies. FDA Concludes Investigation of Low-T Drugs On March 3, 2015, The FDA announced the requirement of a label change for all testosterone products. The FDA now requires manufacturers to add information to the…

When a new generation of antidepressants arrived in the late 1980s, they offered a new and more refined way to treat various psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety attacks, and personality disorders. Prozac was first introduced in 1988, and Paxil arrived in 1992. Later, Zoloft, Lexapro and Celexa were also released into the market. For the…

Xarelto (rivaroxaban),a blood thinner used to tread blood clots, is known as a New Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC). This drug was brought to the market largely to replace Coumadin (warfarin). Unlike Coumadin, Xarelto does not require regular monitoring of blood plasma levels, so it is considered to be more convenient. However, it does carry an alleged risk of…

Physician William Hedrick, who founded Centers for Pain Relief (also known as Indiana Pain Center) is being investigated for over-prescribing medications and possible forgery and fraud. Authorities raided the Centers for Pain Relief in Muncie on Monday, October 21. In March 2013, the Indiana Medical Licensing Board placed Hedrick on a two-year probation for breaching…

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