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2011-03-31 00:00:28

As the FDA changes the pregnancy category of migraine drug Topamax to a class D drug, worry over the lack of drug testing for birth defects increases. The Wall Street Journal reports on a history of birth defects related to medications and pregnancy. Topamax Birth Injury Resources provides information and legal resources for families seeking compensation for a birth defect allegedly caused by Topamax. (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 On March 29, 2011 the Wall Street Journal covered the growing...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

The Senators Firm announced today that it is offering free confidential case reviews to people who took Topamax during pregnancy and suffered Topamax induced cleft lip, cleft palate, and oral cleft birth defects. Victims of Topamax birth defects may be eligible to file a Topamax lawsuit. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP, announced today that it is continuing to investigate a number of reported cases of birth defects in children born to mothers who...

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2011-03-29 05:55:00

A new report released Monday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) documents 42 "disease clusters" in 13 states, each of which includes incidences of numerous types of cancer, birth defects or other chronic diseases. The study, conducted by the NRDC and the National Disease Clusters Alliance, incorporated research by governments and peer-reviewed academic studies.  The authors are calling for renewed federal support to help confirm these clusters, and to determine their...

2011-03-26 00:00:29

Topamax Birth Injury Resources (TBIR) is an online resource center dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date information about the possible birth defects related to the use of the epilepsy drug Topamax. TBIR provides a means for families seeking legal council to connect with reputable Topamax lawyers via a free, no-obligation claim review form. (PRWEB) March 25, 2011 In March of 2011, the FDA issued a change in the pregnancy category for the anti-epileptic drug Topamax, revising its...

2011-03-18 00:00:28

The Update on Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Anomalies conference occurs in Philadelphia today through March 19 Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 An international group of over 300 medical experts gathers today to discuss the most current advances in prenatal diagnosis and treatment of birth defects. About one in every 33 babies born each year in the United States has some type of major birth defect. Birth defects are also the leading cause of infant death. The...

2011-03-16 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international group of over 300 medical experts gathers today to discuss the most current advances in prenatal diagnosis and treatment of birth defects. About one in every 33 babies born each year in the United States has some type of major birth defect. Birth defects are also the leading cause of infant death. The Update on Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Anomalies conference occurs in Philadelphia today through March...

2011-03-15 00:00:29

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a safety warning regarding the increased risk of birth defects in babies born to mothers that took Topamax during pregnancy. Specifically, Topamax has been linked to cleft lip and/or cleft palate (oral clefts), cranial malformations, genital malformations and other serious birth defects. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 13, 2011 Schmidt & Clark, LLP, a nationally recognized products liability law firm, announced today that it...

2011-03-11 00:00:28

FDA strengthens Topamax warning as medication significantly increases oral birth defects, including cleft lip and/or cleft palate, in children whose mothers took Topamax during pregnancy. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 The Wall Street Journal reports on March 4, 2011 the FDA strengthens Topamax warning as medication significantly increases oral birth defects, including cleft lip and/or cleft palate, in children whose mothers took Topamax during pregnancy. In fact, this new data...

2011-03-06 00:02:30

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys urge mothers who have used Topamax, or its generic topiramate, to contact an attorney as soon as possible if their child was born with any of the following birth defects: cleft lip and/or cleft palate. The FDA has issued a safety announcement due to new data from NAAED indicating that expecting mothers who take the drug are around 20 times more likely to give birth to infants with cleft lips or cleft palate deformities than those who are not treated. Houston...

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2011-03-04 07:40:00

Babies being born with some very common types of birth defects have been attributed to mothers who smoke during their first trimester of pregnancy, according to a new study.The findings show that women who smoked early in pregnancy were 30 percent more likely to give birth to babies with obstructions in the flow of blood from the heart to the lungs, and nearly 40 percent more likely to have babies with openings in the upper chambers of their hearts."For women who are planning to become...


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