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2012-10-09 04:00:39

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates aspire to provide the public with free online information regarding the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications, has a Web site URL located at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com. The CJF hereby alerts the public that a federal judge in Virginia has accepted the terms of the settlement between the Department of Justice and Abbott Laboratories regarding the allegedly...

2012-09-24 23:01:13

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates whose mission is to provide the public with free information regarding the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications, has a Web site URL of http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com. The CJF hereby reports that the Attorney General of Mississippi has announced that his office has reached a settlement agreement in the amount of $840,000.00 with Abbott Laboratories for its alleged...

2012-09-19 23:00:41

According to court documents, on August 3rd, 2012, lead plaintiff Nathanael Rymsza and 6 others filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court (case no. 12-L-403) alleging their children suffered birth defects after the mothers took Depakote during the first trimester of pregnancy. Depakote is a drug, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and to prevent migraine headaches. Now,...

In A Bad Mood? Eat Some Food!
2012-08-20 05:20:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers presented new evidence about mood-enhancing foods at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday. Scientists said they found more than 1,700 substances that make up flavors of common foods, including some flavors deriving from natural ingredients, that could potentially resemble a prescription mood stabilizer. “Molecules in chocolate, a...

2012-07-09 23:02:41

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates provides free online educational resources to the public concerning the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications, has a Web site whose URL can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com. The Consumer Justice Foundation hereby alerts the public of a Depakote birth defects lawsuit that was filed in Illinois against Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of Depakote that...

2012-06-25 10:30:13

Researchers find a simple way of avoiding dangerous side effects The commonly-used epilepsy drug, valproic acid (VPA), can have a highly beneficial effect on some babies born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer during early infancy. But in about two-thirds of such cases it is either damaging or simply has no effect. Now, for the first time, researchers have found a way to identify which patients are likely to respond well to VPA prior to starting treatment....

2012-01-11 22:00:00

The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com, is a for-profit corporation staffed by a team of professional consumer advocates whose mission is to provide information for consumers concerning the potential dangers of certain prescription medications by way of free online educational resources. The CJF hereby alerts the public of the results of a survey concerning women who used hormonal birth control methods in conjunction with...

2011-12-15 11:29:55

A lamotrigine/valproate treatment regimen significantly reduced seizure frequency A combination of two common drugs, lamotrigine and valproate, is more effective in treating difficult-to control epilepsy than other anti-epileptic regimens, according to a University of Washington report to be published online this week in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. More than 3 million Americans have epilepsy, and about one million of these have a difficult-to-treat form....

2011-11-29 10:29:50

A drug commonly used to treat seizures appears to make eye tumors less likely to grow if they spread to other parts of the body, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their findings are available online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Uveal melanoma, the second most common form of melanoma, can be very aggressive and spread, or metastasize, from the eye to other organs, especially the liver. “Melanoma in general, and uveal...

2011-11-15 06:55:02

Hardening of arteries may occur in patients with long-term use of older antiepileptic drugs New research reveals that patients with epilepsy who were treated for extended periods with older generation antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may be at increased risk for developing atherosclerosis, a common disorder known as hardening of the arteries. According to the findings now available in Epilepsia, the journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), the vascular risk is significantly...