Compounding Pharmacies

Compounding Pharmacies | The Maher Law Firm

Compounding Pharmacies, regulation and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Compounding pharmacies make custom medications for patients in response to a prescription, which are then overseen by the state boards of pharmacy. Fueled by the tainted spinal injection, manufactured by the NECC – New England Compounding Center, and resulting in a fungal meningitis outbreak;  causing [...]

Pancreatic Cancer | Januvia | Byetta

Januvia | Byetta | The Maher Law Firm

Januvia and Byetta may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer Januvia – a prescription pill that helps lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Byetta – an injectable prescription medication that helps improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. In September of 2009 the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) [...]

Hepatitis C | Hep C Protease Inhibitor

Hepatitis C | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson Attorney At Law

Hepatitis C is a form of viral hepatitis transmitted in infected blood As of late, the oral hepatitis C drug Telaprevir (marketed under the brand names Incivek and Incivo) -  which is used for the treatment of hepatitis C, and co-developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson – has been linked to fatal skin [...]



Xyrem manufacturer – Jazz Pharmaceuticals – issues new box warning Jazz Pharmaceuticals has put a new boxed warning label on Xyrem -a type of Gamma Hydroxbutyrate – GHB – (a drug with sedative hypnotic effects, originally developed as a pre-surgery anaesthetic) used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy, both in patients with narcolepsy. A [...]


Atorvastatin | Lipitor | Generic Lipitor | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson Attorney At Law

Lipitor’s generic equivalent, Atorvastatin, might contain specks of glass Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Atorvastatin’s manufacturer, initiated the recall on November 9th, telling pharmacies to stop dispensing the cholesterol lowering drug due to the possibility of glass specks in the medication. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) advised patients to stop taking atorvastatin medicine if their pharmacist confirmed [...]

Meningitis | Fungal Meningitis | 22 New Fungal Meningitis Cases

meningitis | fungal meningitis | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson

Localized fungal infections are developing around injection sites The New England Compounding Center (NECC) manufactured a tainted epidural steroid injection, that resulted in a fungal meningitis outbreak over two months age.  Now, according to state health officials in Tennessee, some patients who received doses of methylprednisolone acetate are developing localized fungal infections around the injection [...]


Herapin | Herapin Blood Thinner | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson Attorney At Law

What Is Herapin Herapin is a blood thinner used to prevent blood clots from forming in blood vessels, in catheters that are left in veins over a period of time, in people who have certain medical conditions or who are undergoing certain medical procedures that may increase the chances of blood clots.  Herapin is also [...]


Nuvaring | NuvaRing Side Effects | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson Attorney At Law

NuvaRing is a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring used to prevent pregnancy NuvaRing is made of a flexible plastic that is inserted into the vagina for a three-week period, and removed from the vagina for a one week period.  During the week that NuvaRing is not in the vagina, the user may experience a menstrual [...]