Tag Archives: painkillers

FDA Warning: Painkillers May Increase Chances of Heart Attack/Stroke

The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to think carefully about taking painkillers, like ibuprofen, since recent studies link the drugs to an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. Eric Pahon, FDA spokesman, told NBC News “They used to say they might cause risk of heart attack or stroke. Now we are saying they do -->

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 -->

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 -->

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 -->

Combining Painkillers with Tylenol: FDA Warns of Acetaminophen and Liver Injuries

Kenneth Fromson is a Partner at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, and participates in the firm’s pharmaceutical litigation. Last week, the FDA announced a new labeling requirement for drug companies who sell prescription pain medications that include acetaminophen.  Specifically, because of a risk of serious liver injury  — or death — consumers will get the benefit -->

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