Generic Drugs Require Labeling Revisions

Generic Drugs | maher law firm | frank eidson

The consumer rights group “Public Citizen”, claims there are over 433 generic drugs for which no brand-name drug remains on the market today. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked design defect lawsuits against generic drug makers causing tremendous pressure on the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Earlier this year, the FDA considered allowing generic [...]

Enteric Coated Aspirin May Contain Acetaminophen

Enteric Coated Aspirin | maher law firm | frank eidson

Advanced Pharmaceutical Inc., is recalling their over-the-counter drug, Rugby label Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets, 81 mg, Lot 13A026 The Nationwide voluntary recall was launched on June 17, 2013 by Advanced Pharmaceutical Inc.  The company received a complaint regarding a bottle of Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets, 81mg.  The bottle in question contained Acetaminophen 500 mg tablets [...]

FDA Recommends Hospitals Safeguard Against Cyberattack

medical devices | maher law firm | frank eidson

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities for medical devices and hospital networks has become a focus for the FDA The Food and Drug Administration has been working with medical device manufacturers, and federal agencies to recognize vulnerabilities that could directly impact medical devices.  The FDA is recommending medical device manufacturers, and health care facilities, take steps to assure safeguards [...]

Warfarin Voluntary Recall

warfarin recall | maher law firm | frank eidson

Warfarin is a medication used to help with complications associated with cardiac valve replacement and reduction in the risk of stroke and death Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., the manufacturers of Warfarin, is voluntarily recalling lot #MM5767 of Warfarin 2mg tablets. The tablets were found to be oversized. If a patient ingests a larger amount of [...]

Discontinued FDA Approved Drugs

DISCONTINUED DRUGS | maher law firm | frank eidson

Pharmacists may not always know when a drug is discontinued Your doctor may know that a certain drug has been discontinued, but your pharmacist may not.  While electronic medical records make it relatively simple for doctors to send prescription information to your pharmacists, the information may not be viewed by your pharmacist. Drug manufacturers are [...]

Magnesium Injections May Harm Fetuses

magnesium sulfate injections | maher law firm | frank eidson

Magnesium sulfate injections in pregnant women may cause low calcium levels and bone problems in developing babies or fetuses. Magnesium sulfate is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to help control and/or prevent seizures in pregnant women with preeclampsia and eclampsia. Preeclampsia:  Is a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, sometimes [...]

Steroid Injections | Adverse reactions | Nationwide Recall

compounding pharmacies | the maher law firm | frank eidson attorney

The compounding pharmacy, Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC in Newbern Tennessee, is recalling all lots of sterile products with a “use-by” date on or before November 20,2013 Reports of seven cases of skin abscesses, one of which may be fungal are under investigation. The exact source of the adverse events is still under investigation. Click [...]

Suvorexant | Insomnia | Depression

suvorexant | maher law firm | frank eidson

Merck & Co.’s drug, Suvorexant, has some troubling side effects Suvorexant is the first insomnia treatment of its kind to be submitted to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for approval.  The FDA’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee is discussing Merck & Co.’s new drug application for insomnia. Suvorexant side effects include, [...]

Nationwide Recall of GOPump and GOBlock Kits

gopump | goblock | maher law firm | frank eidson

Symbios Medical Products Recalls GOPump and GOBlock Kits On the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) website: “For immediate release – May 10, 2012 – Symbios Medical Products initiated a voluntary recall of all GoPump and Rapid Recovery System kits and GOBlock Kits manufactured with flow control components assembled prior to July 2012.  these products have [...]

Pregnancy and Medication

pregnant-woman-pills | maher law firm | frank eidson

Not all medications are safe to take during pregnancy; that is why, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is planning drug labeling changes that will provide more information for pregnant women. However, be aware that less data is available about a given medicine’s safety for mothers and their fetus because pregnant women have typically been [...]