Devastating NuvaRing Side Effects

NuvaRing / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson

NuvaRing is a drug known as a 3rd-generation contraceptive. NuvaRing was intended to reduce the risk of unwanted side effects among its users, by employing a new combination of hormones.  In contrast, the hormones (which include a synthetic progestin known as desogestrel) are estimated to have doubled the risk of blood clots and stroke in [...]

PediaCare Products Recalled

PediaCare / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson

Four PediaCare Products Have Been Recalled They Include  the child and infant versions of  Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec sold by Blacksmith Brands. They are: PediaCare Multi-Symptom Cold 4oz. UPC # 3 0045-0556-05 9 PediaCare Long Acting Cough 40z. UPC # 3 0045-0465-04 7 PediaCare Decongestant 4oz. UPC # 3 0045-0554-04 8 PediaCare Allergy and Cold [...]

Counterfeit Surgical Mesh

Transvaginal Surgical Mesh | The Maher Law Firm

Surgical mesh made by a company in Delhi, India found to be counterfeit Surgical mesh, said to have been made by Murray Hill, N.J. based C.R. Bard Inc., – a well-known surgical device manufacturer – was actually made by a company in Delhi, India. In 2010 the FDA announced that it was investigating claims that [...]

Tudorza Pressair, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

COPD / The Maher Law Firm / Frank M. Eidson

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved a new drug to help those with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) COPD is a progressive disease – meaning it gets worse over time.  Most people who have COPD smoke or used to smoke.  Although, other irritants such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust – may [...]

Prescription Drug Test Guinea Pigs

Are we test guinea pigs for prescription drug ? After a drug has been on the market for 18 months and used by 10,000 patients, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) checks for new safety issues.  Now, new variations in federal laws are giving FDA a chance to “ramp up” it’s safety systems and their effectiveness on [...]

FDA Approves Afinitor A New Breast Cancer Drug

Afinitor / RxRecall / The Maher Law Firm

Afinitor (everolimus): On Friday July 20th 2012 the FDA approved a new drug in the fight against breast cancer. Afinitor (marketed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.) a drug that has been approved by the FDA to fight advanced kidney and neuroendocrine tumors, has now been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to fight an [...]

6 Side Effects Of The New Weight Loss Drug Qsymia

Qsymia / RxRecall

Is Qsymia a “magic bullet”? For years most medical researchers considered weight  loss drugs to be vanity products.  Researchers now realize that obesity itself is a medical disease that increases a persons chance of serious medical problems such as,  diabetes, heart disease and depression.  In America, obesity effects 1 out of every 3 persons. The FDA [...]

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal and Childrens Tylenol

Risperdal / The Maher Law Firm / Childrens Tylenol

Did Johnson & Johnson’s directors ignore wrongdoing? Johnson & Johnson was sued by investors in 2010 regarding the company’s marketing practices for Risperdal and for the production miscues that led to recalls of products such as children’s Tylenol. As part of a settlement of claims filed against Johnson & Johnson’s directors in federal court in Trenton, [...]

Bayer Aspirin

Bayer Aspirin Heart Advantage

“Bayer to pay $15 million to settle aspirin marketing suit” According to a Bloomberg report by Christie Smythe;  Bayer AG (BAYN) unit will pay $15 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit claiming it illegally marketed aspirin mixed with supplements. Consumers sued Bayer Healthcare in 2008 over its Bayer Women’s Low Dose Aspirin + Calcium and [...]

Avandia, Paxil, Wellbutrin Lawsuits


British Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Pay $3 Billion in Avandia, Paxil and Wellbutrin Settlement In the largest case of health-care fraud in US history, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pleads guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges and will pay out $3 billion in settlement charges. GSK is pleading guilty to failing to provide the US Food and Drug Administration with safety [...]