Latest Adverse effect Stories

New Diet Pill Side-Effects Under Scrutiny By FDA Regulators
2012-02-20 09:36:10

A weight-loss drug currently under a second review from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is causing concerns that it may be responsible for birth defects and heart problems, according to documents released by the agency on Friday. The drug, developed by Vivus, was rejected by the agency in 2010, largely because of those risks. A committee of outside advisers to the FDA will meet this week to reconsider whether the drug, called Qnexa, should move forward in the approval process,...

2012-02-15 08:00:00

On Jan. 18th 2012, the Honorable Judge Carol E. Higbee ordered an extended deadline for the sixth wave of core discovery for the Accutane lawsuit mass tort in New Jersey. Over 7,000 lawsuits have been filed in less than three years, since Accutane was pulled off the US market. Accutane is a popular acne medication specifically made to treat people who have extreme cases of acne. The lawsuits allege that Hoffman-LaRoche, the company manufacturing Accutane, failed to warn patients on the severe...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

On Jan. 28th and Feb. 4th 2012, the Telegraph published early findings from the study of researchers at the University of Bristol on the effects of "metal-on-metal" hip replacement devices that suggest the implants could increase the risk of cancer and genetic damage. Last month the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) was advised that certain types of metal-on-metal implant could cause "systemic toxicity" in the body. Investigations in the U.S. have found that the vast...

2012-02-10 08:00:00

According to the US Drug Watchdog, “On Saturday February 4th 2012, we received an e-mail from a young woman, who at 19 years old, suffered a stroke, while using the birth control pill cal Yaz. She was an athlete, with no known health issues. Our Yaz, Yasmin, or generic version Ocella birth control pill initiative is now officially our most important women's health initiative ever. We are also very focused on women who used Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, and had a heart attack, or developed...

2012-02-10 01:00:00

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation that is staffed by professional consumer advocates and whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.sideeffectsrx.com, hereby alerts the public of the filing of an Actos side effects lawsuit in California. The CJF provides free online educational resources for the public regarding the risks regarding certain prescription medications, and the CJF is alerting the public to this Actos side effects lawsuit where the plaintiff claims that...

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