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2013-04-02 23:01:38

The prescription-strength cough syrup has been linked to a number of fatalities and its growing popularity is cause for concern. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Rap superstar Lil Wayne, also known as Weezy, was reportedly recovering in Cedar's Sinai after experiencing multiple seizures, according to a recent report in the LA Times, following an unsuccessful attempt to quit drinking the popular Southern concoction known widely as “Purple Drank.” A combination of soda, Jolly...

2011-05-11 12:11:49

Giving low-dose adrenaline to patients who have been bitten by a poisonous snake before treatment with the appropriate antivenom is safe and reduces the risk of acute severe reactions to the treatment, but giving promethazine has no such effect and giving hydrocortisone may actually be harmful. These findings from a study led by Asita De Silva from the Clinical Trials Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya in Ragama, Sri Lanka, are important because in some countries where snake...

2009-09-16 09:33:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling manufacturers of the drug promethazine to include a boxed warning regarding the injectable form of the drug. The warning, under FDA's authority to require safety labeling changes, will highlight the risk of serious tissue injury when this drug is administered incorrectly. The agency is also alerting health care professionals to the new boxed warning for this product, which is used as a sedative...

2009-09-16 10:06:39

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it will require a boxed warning for the injectable form of the drug promethazine. FDA officials said the warning will highlight the risk of serious tissue injury when the drug is administered incorrectly. Promethazine is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and vomiting. Promethazine should neither be administered into an artery nor administered under the skin because of the risk of severe tissue injury, including gangrene, the FDA...

2009-03-05 13:13:00

Prominent Legal Organization Optimistic About Ongoing Role for Federal Preemption in Future Liability Cases CHICAGO, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DRI - the Voice of the Defense Bar has responded to the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Wyeth v. Levine, an important recent case involving the critical issue of federal preemption of state tort law. On March 4, 2009, the Supreme Court allowed a Vermont state court jury award against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to stand, holding that...

2009-03-04 16:30:00

DETROIT, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 4, 2009, the United States Supreme Court in the case of Wyeth v. Levine, rejected the drug company's argument that because it was complying with FDA standards it should be immune from suit. Because of this decision, citizens in all states except Michigan can continue to sue drug companies whose products injure the citizens of those states. During the term of former Governor John Engler, the Republican legislature passed a statute granting immunity...

2009-03-04 13:23:00

MADISON, N.J., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Wyeth v. Levine is disappointing, not only for Wyeth, but for patients and public health in general. Patients are best served by a national standard for the labeling of prescription medications -- set by the medical and scientific experts at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When lay juries are permitted to second-guess the experts at FDA on the benefits and risks of particular medicines, the...

2009-03-04 13:06:12

The U.S. Supreme Court says a musician who lost an arm to gangrene has the right to sue pharmaceutical giant Wyeth over drug labeling. The 6-3 Supreme Court ruling said Diana Winn Levine of Vermont has the right to collect $6.7 million awarded by a jury after the drug maker was found guilty of inadequate labeling of the drug Phenergan, CNN reported Wednesday. The ruling is seen as a victory for groups seeking to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable on drug safety. The anti-nausea...

2009-03-04 14:11:23

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday across ideological lines that federal law doesn't pre-empt state lawsuits for inadequate drug label warnings. The Bush administration had argued that the relatively mild federal law prevents such actions under tougher state laws and critics immediately said the decision would open the floodgates to a new round of drug label lawsuits. The case began when Diana Levine sought medical help for migraines. A Vermont clinic used injections of the...


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