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2011-04-12 00:00:30

Topamax birth defect claims are being investigated across the country as parents may be unknowingly exposing infants to the anticonvulsant drug in utero, possibly increasing the risk of major birth defects. Topamax is an anticonvulsant medication manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and approved by the FDA in 1996 to treat individuals suffering from epilepsy and migraine headaches. The Consumer Justice Foundation has developed http://www.topamaxbirthinjury.com to help parents that have...

2011-04-11 21:37:53

The use of corticosteroids during pregnancy does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of orofacial clefts in infants, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101063.pdf. Many previous studies have shown associated risks with use of oral corticosteroids, although they were small studies. Corticosteroids are used for asthma, allergies, eczema and psoriasis, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Use of...

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...

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...

2011-03-25 00:00:28

On March 14th, 2011, laboratory dealers created smiles around the world when they attended an event organized by Kimble Chase, the largest manufacturer of laboratory glassware worldwide. For each dealer who attended, Kimble Chase made a donation to The Smile Train, a charitable organization dedicated to repairing children's cleft lips and palates. Vineland, NJ (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 On March 14th, 2011, laboratory dealers created smiles around the world when they attended an event...

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...

2011-03-07 16:23:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Operation Smile today voted to discontinue the proposed merger with Smile Train. The Board of Directors of Smile Train also has voted to discontinue the proposed merger. William R. Fox, Chairman of the Board of Operation Smile, released the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: "We have thoughtfully and carefully pursued combining our two organizations with the goal of treating more children in more...

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...