Latest Cipro Stories

2014-02-20 23:23:30

Drug Allegedly Linked to Serious Muscle Problems and Nerve Damage Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The national law firm of Baron and Budd is now representing clients filing lawsuits against the maker of Cipro, an antibiotic that has been allegedly linked to nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy. This is a muscle condition that can lead to several problems, including difficulty walking, significant pain and arm and leg numbness. Cipro, the brand name for the drug ciprofloxacin, is...

2012-03-28 23:00:55

Last month, the California Supreme Court agreed to review a class-action lawsuit over the drug Cipro. Cipro is a brand name for ciprofloxacin, of a class of antibiotic drugs known as fluoroquinolones. Manufactured originally by Bayer, it is used for many types of infections including pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis and joint infections, among others. The lawsuit argues that it was illegal for Bayer to pay a competitor to stay out of the market as part of a...

2010-05-18 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys representing plaintiffs who overpaid for the antibiotic Cipro are asking a California appellate court to reverse a lower court ruling that set aside antitrust claims against Bayer Corporation. The case involves the agreement Bayer made with generic competitors to prevent competition and to maintain Cipro prices at high levels. The plaintiffs are a certified class of California consumers, union health and welfare funds, and others. In their...

2008-07-18 09:00:20

By Melissa McEver, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 18--Rio Grande Valley physicians say they still plan to prescribe the antibiotic Cipro and similar drugs despite a federal government's warning that the medicines could cause tendon infections and rupture. If used properly and sparingly, Cipro and other antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones are safe for most patients, doctors said. "I'm very comfortable prescribing it," said Dr. Bruce Leibert, Harlingen family practice physician. "I...

2008-07-15 12:00:00

After concerns were raised over severe side effects of antibiotics known as flouroquinolones, last week the Food and Drug Administration ordered manufacturers to provide additional warnings and cautionary literature for their products. The Associated Press reported the two leading drugs covered by the warning are Cipro, made by Bayer, and Levaquin, which is made by Ortho-McNeil. For everyday purposes, Cipro is often used to treat urinary tract infections, while Levaquin is generally used to...

2008-07-09 09:00:00

WASHINGTON -- Drug safety officials Tuesday imposed the government's most urgent safety warning on Cipro and similar antibiotics, citing evidence that they may lead to tendon ruptures, a serious injury that can leave patients incapacitated and needing extensive surgery. The Food and Drug Administration ordered makers of fluoroquinolone drugs -- a potent class of antibacterials -- to add a prominent "black box" warning to their products and develop new literature for patients emphasizing the...

2006-08-29 11:05:52

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The group of antibiotics that includes Bayer AG's Cipro should carry "black box" warnings about a higher risk of ruptured tendons, the Illinois Attorney General and a consumer group told federal health regulators on Tuesday. The Illinois petition follows a request made in May 2005 that urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require manufacturers of the antibiotics to revise drug labels and inform doctors of the risk. Consumer group Public Citizen said...

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