Category Archives: Dangerous Drugs

Your Herbal Supplements May Be a Danger to Your Health!

An investigation by Attorney General Erik T. Schneiderman revealed that herbal supplements being sold at four major retailer – GNC, Walmart, Target and Walgreens – did not contain the herbs they purported to contain. DNA testing on products like Echinacea, ginseng, St. John’s Wort and garlic revealed that just 21% of store brand supplements from -->

FDA Warns Manufacturer of Sports Supplement ‘Craze’

The FDA has sent an official warning letter to Craze about concerns that have been raised about its safety for more than a year.The letter questions whether compounds listed on the label as coming from dendrobium orchids are really found in the plant. It says that the proprietary blend of ingredients listed on the label -->

Bladder Cancer Related Taking Actos – Drug for Diabetes

The latest Actos bladder cancer case commenced on January 21, in Western Louisiana with the process of jury selection. The case is Terrance Allen et ix. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. et al (Civil No. 12-0065) and is part of the group of consolidated cases known In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) products Liability Litigation. The -->

7 Drugs That Can Kill Kids in a Single Pill

In 2002 there were 2.4 million toxic ingestions, and more than half of these occurred in children younger than 6, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Children aged 18-36 months seemed to be at the highest risk, and for these toddlers, just one pill can be deadly. Be aware of these 7 -->

OxyElite Pro Recalled

The popular dietary supplement, OxyElite, used to lose weight and build muscle, has been recalled due to liver injuries in victims as a result of consuming this product. Over the last several years, OxyElite Pro has been reformulated by the manufacturer because of safety concerns. OxyElite Pro has recently been implicated in numerous cases of -->

OxyElite Pro Supplements Recalled!

The FDA has agreed to recall the dietary supplement linked to dozens of cases of acute liver failure and hepatitis, including one death and illnesses so severe that several patients required liver transplants. In addition to the recall, USPLabs assured FDA officials that it will destroy warehouse stocks of  the supplement. The FDA will oversee -->

Legalizing Marijuana Raises Health Concerns

The recreational use of marijuana became legal in Colorado and Washington. Over a dozen states have decriminalized possession of small amounts of the substance. Although federal law still bans both the sales and possession of marijuana, President Obama has said the federal government has bigger issues at hand and will not aggressively prosecute those selling -->

Unmasking the People Behind Risky Pills

A number of supplement makers caught with drug-spiked products are run by executives with criminal backgrounds. Tests have discovered that their supposedly all-natural pills and powders have contained potentially dangerous ingredients including methamphetamine-like compounds and anti-psychotic drugs. Dr. Larry LeGunn, a supposedly legitimate doctor sold dietary pills and powders called Tranquility. But these drugs were -->

Will a New Insomnia Drug Be the Next Blockbuster?

Merck, the pharmaceutical company has developed a new insomnia drug that could replace leading competitors such as Ambien. Suvorexant, the new sleeping pill that the company has been developing for a decade, was proved to be safe and effective. The FDA was to approve the new drug and if the government approved suvorexant, it would -->

FDA Urging a Tighter Control on Painkiller Prescriptions

The FDA has recently recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers. These changes are expected to go into effect next year. The decision follows a debate over whether drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone should be controlled as tightly as more powerful drugs such as OxyContin. The drugs being considered -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP