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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Valproate The Risk Of Use Outweighs Any Benefit

Valproate | the maher law firm | frank eidson

Safety Announcement [05-06-2013] “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising health care professionals and women that the anti-seizure medication valproate sodium and related products, valproic acid and divalproex sodium, are contraindicated and should not be taken by pregnant women for the prevention of migraine headaches. Based on information from a recent study, there [...]

NuvaRing Hormones

NuvaRing is a form of birth control that is inserted vaginally to help prevent pregnancy NuvaRing  is made of a flexible plastic that releases a low dose of progestin and estrogen directly into the body, resulting in a higher dose of hormones than what is delivered by oral birth control pills. NuvaRing increases the risk of [...]

Kcentra Approved For Reversal Of Coumadin Bleeds

Kcentra | the maher law firm | frank eidson attorney

Kcentra is a prothrombin concentrate used to treat or prevent blood or bleeding disorders Kcentra is manufactured by CSL Behring (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), one of the worlds leading plasma protein biotherapeutics companies. Prothrombin Concentrate is a combination of blood clotting factors II, VII, IX, and X, as well as protein ‘C’ and ‘S’ that reverses [...]

Class 1 Recall Issued On Diabetic Blood Glucose Meter

One Touch Verio | The Maher Law Firm | Frank Eidson Attorney

A class 1 recall was issued on the LifeScan, Inc. OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Meter for failure to provide a warning at high glucose levels. A glucose meter is a medical device used to determine the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood.  It helps people with diabetes mellitus or hypoglycemia monitor the level [...]

Recall On Balanced Solutions All Sterile Compounded Products

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FDA MedWatch: “Balance Solutions Compounding Pharmacy, LLC announced a voluntary recall of all lots of sterile products compounded by the pharmacy that are not expired.” “During an FDA inspection of Balanced Solutions, investigators observed poor practices and conditions, which may have exposed the company’s sterile products to microbial contamination.  The FDA’s preliminary findings of sterile [...]