Anti-Psychotic Drugs Were Marketed For Non-Approved Uses

Risperdal / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson Attorney At Law

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and parent company Johnson & Johnson reached a $181 million settlement with 36 states and the District of Columbia over charges of marketing Risperdal, Risperdal Consta, Risperdal M-Tab and Invega for non-FDA approved uses     Risperdal, is a drug used to treat schizophrenia among other mental illnesses.  Janssen is accused of [...]

Infuse Is A Spinal Bone Grafting System

Infuse Bone Graft | Medtronic Inc. | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson

Infuse bone graft is used to stimulate bone growth in spinal fusion operations Infuse was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for only one very specific type of spinal surgery – an anterior approach lumbar fusion of one level of the spine between the L5 and S1 vertebrae. Although, some surgeons [...]

GranuFlo For Dialysis Patients Can Be A Dangerous Drug

GranuFlo Attorney / GranuFlo Lawyers / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson

GranuFlo is one part of a three part mixture used in dialysis The mixture is called dialysate, it combines ultra-pure water, bicarbonate concentrate, and acid concentrate.  Dialysate is used during dialysis.  Dialysis is a process in which toxic waste is removed from the blood system, (essentially replacing the kidneys function) by neutralizing acids that build [...]

Dietary Supplement Reumofan Contains Dangerous Ingredients

Reumofan Plus / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson Attorney At Law

Reumofan and Reumofan Plus are marked as “natural dietary supplements” for treating arthritis, muscle pain, osteoporosis, bone cancer, and other conditions. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) found both supplements, Reumofan and Reumofan Plus, contain potentially dangerous ingredients including, dexamethasone (a corticosteroid used to treat inflammatory conditions) and diclofenac sodium (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug -NSAID- [...]

Dietary Supplement Reumofan found to be Dangerous

Reumofan/ The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson

FDA Warns Not To Use Reumofan Dietary Supplement The dietary supplement, Reumofan, is marketed as a natural remedy for muscle pain and arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning for consumers not to use Reumofan.  This comes after the FDA received reports of bleeding, stroke and death among users of the [...]

Public Information On Medical Devices

FDA Drug Recalls / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson

A bill is pending in the House of Representatives regarding the FDA, Medical Devices and Information in the Public Safety Database A bill remains pending in the House of Representatives that would allow the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to reject an application for a new medical device,  if  it is modeled after an earlier device [...]

Is The FDA Trying To Harm Americans?

FDA Warnings / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) “stands accused of being little more than a rubber-stamping agency for Big Pharma.” “The FDA has progressively morphed into a mere pawn and instrument of the drug industry, which has little to do with drug safety, and everything to do with maximizing profits.” writes Dr. Mercola in an article, [...]

Off Label Drug Use Is Common

Off-Label Drug Use Prescription Drugs / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson

The FDA does not regulate the practice of medicine…… A report published in The Mayo Clinic Proceedings, stated that “off-label” drug use is a term used by physicians, to describe a medication, that has been prescribed using a dosage, form of dosage, or for the purpose that has not yet been approved by the FDA [...]

Alzheimer Drug (Bapineuzumab) Has No Benefits

New Medications For Alzheimers / The Maher Law Firm / Frank Eidson

The new Alzheimer’s drug Bapineuzumab has not lead to significant improvements. Bapineuzumab – an intravenous Alzheimer’s medication – recently went through a phase 3 trial in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease whom did not carry the ApoE4 genotype (ApoE4 is thought to increase a person’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s and may worsen symptoms)  announced Pfizer [...]

Venous Leg Ulcers Can Heal Quickly

Venous Leg ulcers Heal Quickly With Spray-On Skin Cells Some adults 65 and older suffer from chronic venous insufficiency’s in the legs.  In 1.5% to 2.0% of people affected, these insufficiency’s can lead to venous ulcers. The standard treatment of venous leg ulcers is “infection control”.  Primary dressings and the application of high-strength compressions are the [...]