Physician Owned Distributorships Under Investigation

POD | Physician Owned Distributors | The maher law firm | frank eidson attorney at law

Physician owned distributorships (PODs) are companies that sell doctor owned medical devices. The doctors then use these devices in surgical procedures on their own patients. The concern being that when a doctor performs a surgery requiring an implantable medical device, also has an ownership interest in the device, fraud and abuse could be substantial. Because [...]

NuvaRing Trials Scheduled To Begin Mid-2013

As of  March 2013, NuvaRing litigation filed in state and federal courts are comprised of over 1,250 individual lawsuits NuvaRing is birth control in the form of a non-oral hormonal contraception that is placed in the vagina once a month to prevent pregnancy.  NuvaRing contains estrogen and progestin which thickens the cervical mucus and keeps [...]

GranuFlo | NaturaLyte Issued a Class One Recall FDA

granuflo naturalyte | the maher law firm

GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are one part of a three part dialysate procedure used during dialysis. Dialysis is a process in which toxic waste is removed from the bloodstream by neutralizing acids that build up in the blood – basically replacing the function of the kidneys.  GranuFlo and NaturaLyte (another dialysis product) were issued a class [...]

Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms With Azithromycin

azithromycin | the maher law firm | frank eidson attorney at law

An FDA drug safety communication about the risk of potentially fatal heart rhythms, when taking Azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax, or Z Pack – prepackaged 5 day course of azithromycin), was issued today 3/12/2013 Azithromycin is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic used to treat middle ear infections, tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinusitis.  It is also effective in [...]

Generic Drug Sulindac Causes Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Sulindac | RxRecall | the maher law firm | frank eidson

Sulindac is the generic name for Clinoril, a drug similar to ibuprofen.  Like ibuprofen, Sulindac is in a class of drugs known as Nsaids (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory) drugs. In 2004, Ms. Karen Bartlett was prescribed Sulindac by her doctor to treat shoulder pain. In less than two weeks, Ms. Bartlett’s skin began to slough off. After [...]