Diabetes Drugs Containing Pioglitazone

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Pioglitazone is a prescription drug used to improve glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone is often referred to as an “insulin sensitizer” because it attaches to the insulin receptors on cells throughout the body causing the cells to become more responsive to insulin. Pioglitazone can cause serious side effects, including: Bladder Cancer [...]

Pfizer Sued in Murder-Suicide Case

Pfizer’s smoking cessation drug, Chantix is being blamed for a murder-suicide in Pennsylvania.  Thirty-four-year-old Sean Wain fatally shot his 33-year-old wife, Natalie, before shooting himself in May 2009. The couples’ fathers have filed a lawsuit against Pfizer, makers of the Chantix prescription Wain was taking to help quit smoking. Clinical trials revealed Chantix carries an [...]

Overdose Dangers for Infants and Children

When narcotic drugs such as codeine and hydrocodone are prescribed for children, care givers need to be attentive to dosing instructions. Drugs like these can be dangerous for infants and children because of their sedative effects. HealthDay News reports that about 4% of children under three taking narcotic perscriptions receive overdoses. The study examined of [...]

Despite Yaz Lawsuits, Bayer Remains No. 1

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Amid a flurry of Yaz lawsuits, Bayer Healthcare, eager to hold its top spot in the oral contraceptive market, launched a new birth control pill last year… Natazia. Bayer cleverly launched Yaz in 2006, promising that the new formulation birth control pill – a combination of ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone – not only prevented pregnancy [...]

New Study Links Paxil to Suicidal Thoughts


A new report from Paxil’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline, concludes that its popular antidepressant Paxil might make adults with major depression more likely to become suicidal. According to Sarah Alspach, a spokeswoman for the drug company, “all patients who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual [...]

Almost 1,000 Reglan Lawsuits Pending in New Jersey


As of April 2, 2011 the New Jersey State Court system has almost 1,000 Reglan lawsuits centralized before Judge Carol Higbee.  The majority of the 983 Reglan cases were filed since February 1, 2011. In February 2009, the FDA required that Reglan and any generic versions of it add a black box warning; alerting patients [...]