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The 5 Most Dangerous Recalled Drugs

Many drugs have been pulled off the market in the past few years due to serious complication, but here are 5 of the most dangerous drugs that were once on the market: Vioxx: This anti-inflammatory drug was pulled off the global market in 2004. A study found that it significantly increased the risk of cardiovascular -->

Beta Labs, LTD Announces a Recall of Dietary Supplements Oxyphen, Phentalene, Phen FX, and Red Vipers Due to Possible Health Risk

According to the FDA on June 20th, Beta Labs, LTD (“Beta”), dietary supplement retailer, is recallingOxyphen XR Lot #s 200910 and 200911, Phentalene Lot # 58800512, Phen FX Lot # 1205129, and Red Vipers Lot # 1205128 (hereinafter referred to as the “Products”). The recall was initiated on June 15, 2013, after a review of -->

The Heart Perils of Pain Relievers

Common pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen, or Nsaids, are the go-to drugs for headaches, pulled muscles and arthritis. Their labels have warned us about the risk of heart attack and stroke if overused, but most of us rely on them on a daily basis. Although occasional use of these drugs will not lead -->

Prescription Drug Death Epidemic

According to a CNN report on November 15, accidental death from prescription drug overdoses is the biggest man-made epidemic in the United States. The most common scenario, according to Gary Franklin, medical director for Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries, involves a man in his 40s or 50s who visits a doctor with a -->

FDA Issues Statement on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

As of October 5, the FDA has been working closely with the CDC and state partners to investigate an outbreak of meningitis among patients who had received an epidural steroid injection. Investigation into the exact source of the outbreak is still ongoing, but the outbreak is associated with a potentially contaminated medication. The product in -->

Drug Poisoning Deaths Exceed Car Crash Deaths: First Time in 30 Years

Mr. Fromson is a Partner with Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, and he handles pharmaceutical litigation. Earlier this  month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported statistics that over 41,000 people died as a result of poisoning in 2008. The CDC researched data during the -->