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2013-02-27 23:03:25

Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuit Remanded to Los Angeles Superior Court, After U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez Determines Defendants Failed Show that Removal to Federal Court was Proper. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced drug injury law firm, reports that a federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by alleged victims of Darvon and Darvocet side effects should be remanded back to Los Angeles Superior Court. In an Order dated February 20, 2013,...

2012-08-23 23:08:22

Approximately one in five prescriptions to elderly people is inappropriate, according to a study published Aug. 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The authors of the study, led by Dedan Opondo of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, conducted a systematic review of English-language studies of medication use in the elderly and found that the median rate of inappropriate prescriptions was 20.5%. Some of the medications with the highest rates of inappropriate use were the...

2012-05-09 09:22:09

During the six years following the withdrawal of the analgesic co-proxamol in the UK in 2005, there was a major reduction in poisoning deaths involving this drug, without apparent significant increase in deaths involving other analgesics. These are the findings of a study by Keith Hawton of the University of Oxford, UK and colleagues and published in this week's PLoS Medicine. Co-proxamol, a prescription analgesic (or pain killer) containing paracetamol and the opioid dextropropoxyphene,...

2011-11-23 11:33:25

Repeatedly taking slightly too much paracetamol over time can cause a dangerous overdose that is difficult to spot, but puts the person at danger of dying. Patients may not come to hospital reporting the overdose, but because they feel unwell. This clinical situation needs to be recognized and treated rapidly because these patients are at even greater danger than people who take single overdoses. These so-called staggered overdoses can occur when people have pain and repeatedly take a...

2011-10-12 13:00:00

Pharmaceutical lawyer selected by federal judge Danny C. Reeves to serve on the plaintiffâs executive committee for cases in the Darvocet multidistrict litigation. East Alton, IL (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC pharmaceutical attorney, Andrew Williams, has been chosen to fill a leadership position in the national litigation surrounding the pain killer drug Darvocet, which has been banned by the Food & Drug Administration for...

2011-05-06 00:00:29

The US Drug Watchdog says, "Darvocet, Darvon, and Propoxyphene are perhaps the most prescribed pain pills in history, and they may also be the deadliest. Most US citizens do not know these drugs could have contributed to a heart attack, severe heart rhythm issues, the need to control their heart beat with medication, or a pacemaker to normalize their heart's rhythm." The group fears millions of Americans could still be using these pain medications-because they never heard about the recall....

2011-04-26 23:36:57

Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. This is 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Unintentional overdose deaths in teens and adults have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. In some 20 states in 2007 the number of unintentional drug poisoning deaths exceeded either motor vehicle crashes or suicides, two...

2011-03-02 00:00:26

The US Drug Watchdog says, "most US citizens, who took Darvocet, Darvon, or Propoxyphene, do not know these drugs could have contributed to a heart attack, severe heart rhythm issues, the need to control their heart beat with medication, or they now have a pacemaker to normalize their heart's rhythm." The group fears millions of Americans could still be using these pain medications-because they never heard about the recall. The group says, "we need to hear from every Darvocet, Darvon, or...

2011-02-09 00:01:28

Petitions have been filed in several pending lawsuits requesting that all federal Darvon and Darvocet cases be consolidated in a single federal court. Both painkilling drugs were withdrawn from the market in November 2010 by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. following a request to do so by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both drugs have been linked to serious heart rhythm problems. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 8, 2011 Petitions have been filed in several pending lawsuits...


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