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Lawyer: Actos Bladder Cancer Risk Information
 Was Withheld from Patients and Doctors

Information of vital importance to patients taking the diabetes medication Actos and doctors prescribing it about links to bladder cancer was withheld during a time the drug's manufacturer was generating millions of dollars in sales.

That is the allegation made by a lawyer representing a former shopkeeper who is seeking at least $15 million in damages from the manufacturer, Asian pharmaceutical giant Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.

The lawyer is asking jurors in a trial in U.S. District Court in Louisiana to find that actions of executives at Takeda Pharmaceutical should make them liable for compensation to the victim, who developed bladder cancer, and punished with punitive damages to prevent such behavior in the future.

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/Actos-Bladder-Cancer-Lawsuit.html
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Have You Suffered a Heart Attack from Low-T Therapy?

The advertisements for medications addressing lowered testosterone treatments for men in print and video outlets seem to have a common theme featuring rock-hard abdomens and promises of enhanced energy, libido and strength.

What these Low-T therapy drug promotions fail to highlight are the severe medical risks of fatal heart conditions that some men may be putting themselves in danger of suffering if they undergo these treatments.

Several research studies conducted by respected experts from major medical centers and universities have found that some men may be running a high risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke through treatment with these medications.

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/testosteronetreatments-lawsuits.html
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Sticker Shock: Company Must Pay $1.6 Billion for False Claims, Misbranding for Schizophrenia Drug Risperdal

Yet another large pharmaceutical company has found itself spanked with a huge fine over illegal marketing and sales practices involving medications that generated huge profits for the business.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals (JPI), a subsidiary of corporate giant Johnson & Johnson, pleaded guilty and agreed to pay more than $1.67 billion in criminal fines and civil settlements over the way it peddled Risperdal (risperidone), an FDA-approved medication for treatment of schizophrenia. 

On another legal front, the company is defending itself against hundreds of Risperdal lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country.

Many of these actions have been filed by victims who are claiming that they are suffering from Risperdal gynecomastia, a condition that involves the excess development of male breast tissue and that they claim is a side effect of the medication.

These victims are seeking compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering and other expenses they say have been caused by side effects that they were not warned about.

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/risperdal.html
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Women: Are Your OB-GYNs Warning You that
Birth Control Pills Might Kill You?

Conversations between a woman and her OB-GYN are crucial to ensuring a woman's health and future. Does your physician outline all of the dangers of the medications, particularly contraceptives, that you may be taking?

Here's what the Food and Drug Administration said when it warned about the blood-clotting risks of drospirenone in birth control pills such as Yaz and Yasmin:

"Women should talk to their healthcare professional about their risk for blood clots before deciding which birth control method to use.

"Healthcare professionals should consider the risks and benefits of drospirenone-containing birth control pills and a woman’s risk for developing a blood clot before prescribing these drugs."

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/yasmin.html
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Shocking Details Revealed in Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuits

Maybe we should be immune to the fact that some companies put profits ahead of concern for patient safety -- particularly when the patients' lives may be at stake -- but stuff still surfaces that is amazing.

Consider this report in The New York Times about shocking details that have been revealed in court files involving a massive litigation of over 2,000 lawsuits filed by Pradaxa victims claiming that the drug caused them life-threatening bleeding problems.

As the Times reported:

"The makers of the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa were so worried that an internal research paper would damage drug sales that some employees not only pressured the author to revise it, but suggested it should be quashed altogether, according to newly unsealed legal documents.
"The documents were made public last week by a federal judge in Illinois who is overseeing thousands of lawsuits filed by patients and their families, who say that Pradaxa’s manufacturer, the German company Boehringer Ingelheim, failed to properly warn them about the risks of taking the drug."

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/pradaxa-lawsuits.html
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GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Dangers Hidden from Patients

There are a couple of important and startling developments for consumers who have been following the progress of lawsuits filed across the country over allegations that GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis products caused life-threatening heart problems.

These victims claim to have suffered cardiac arrest, heart attacks, strokes, sudden cardiac death and other side effects that were documented by the Food and Drug Administration in a massive recall of the products.

The most dramatic evidence that has come forth so far is the existence of internal documents that reveal that higher-ups in the company that manufactured the products were aware of the possibility they could cause heart attacks and strokes.

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivemedicaldevices/Dialysis-Lawsuit.html
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In his circles
21 people
Have him in circles
22 people
Leonel Sanchez's profile photo
Артемий Мещанинов's profile photo
laura armstrong's profile photo
Gerson Villela's profile photo
A Chandrasekar's profile photo
Lynne Bor's profile photo
 
Have You Suffered a Heart Attack from Low-T Therapy?

The advertisements for medications addressing lowered testosterone treatments for men in print and video outlets seem to have a common theme featuring rock-hard abdomens and promises of enhanced energy, libido and strength.

What these Low-T therapy drug promotions fail to highlight are the severe medical risks of fatal heart conditions that some men may be putting themselves in danger of suffering if they undergo these treatments.

Several research studies conducted by respected experts from major medical centers and universities have found that some men may be running a high risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke through treatment with these medications.

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/testosteronetreatments-lawsuits.html
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Sticker Shock: Company Must Pay $1.6 Billion for False Claims, Misbranding for Schizophrenia Drug Risperdal

Yet another large pharmaceutical company has found itself spanked with a huge fine over illegal marketing and sales practices involving medications that generated huge profits for the business.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals (JPI), a subsidiary of corporate giant Johnson & Johnson, pleaded guilty and agreed to pay more than $1.67 billion in criminal fines and civil settlements over the way it peddled Risperdal (risperidone), an FDA-approved medication for treatment of schizophrenia. 

On another legal front, the company is defending itself against hundreds of Risperdal lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country.

Many of these actions have been filed by victims who are claiming that they are suffering from Risperdal gynecomastia, a condition that involves the excess development of male breast tissue and that they claim is a side effect of the medication.

These victims are seeking compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering and other expenses they say have been caused by side effects that they were not warned about.

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/risperdal.html
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Women: Are Your OB-GYNs Warning You that
Birth Control Pills Might Kill You?

Conversations between a woman and her OB-GYN are crucial to ensuring a woman's health and future. Does your physician outline all of the dangers of the medications, particularly contraceptives, that you may be taking?

Here's what the Food and Drug Administration said when it warned about the blood-clotting risks of drospirenone in birth control pills such as Yaz and Yasmin:

"Women should talk to their healthcare professional about their risk for blood clots before deciding which birth control method to use.

"Healthcare professionals should consider the risks and benefits of drospirenone-containing birth control pills and a woman’s risk for developing a blood clot before prescribing these drugs."

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/yasmin.html
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WJ Callahan

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Shocking Details Revealed in Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuits

Maybe we should be immune to the fact that some companies put profits ahead of concern for patient safety -- particularly when the patients' lives may be at stake -- but stuff still surfaces that is amazing.

Consider this report in The New York Times about shocking details that have been revealed in court files involving a massive litigation of over 2,000 lawsuits filed by Pradaxa victims claiming that the drug caused them life-threatening bleeding problems.

As the Times reported:

"The makers of the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa were so worried that an internal research paper would damage drug sales that some employees not only pressured the author to revise it, but suggested it should be quashed altogether, according to newly unsealed legal documents.
"The documents were made public last week by a federal judge in Illinois who is overseeing thousands of lawsuits filed by patients and their families, who say that Pradaxa’s manufacturer, the German company Boehringer Ingelheim, failed to properly warn them about the risks of taking the drug."

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/pradaxa-lawsuits.html
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GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Dangers Hidden from Patients

There are a couple of important and startling developments for consumers who have been following the progress of lawsuits filed across the country over allegations that GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis products caused life-threatening heart problems.

These victims claim to have suffered cardiac arrest, heart attacks, strokes, sudden cardiac death and other side effects that were documented by the Food and Drug Administration in a massive recall of the products.

The most dramatic evidence that has come forth so far is the existence of internal documents that reveal that higher-ups in the company that manufactured the products were aware of the possibility they could cause heart attacks and strokes.

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivemedicaldevices/Dialysis-Lawsuit.html
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WJ Callahan

Shared publicly  - 
 
GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Dangers Hidden from Patients

There are a couple of important and startling developments for consumers who have been following the progress of lawsuits filed across the country over allegations that GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis products caused life-threatening heart problems.

These victims claim to have suffered cardiac arrest, heart attacks, strokes, sudden cardiac death and other side effects that were documented by the Food and Drug Administration in a massive recall of the products.

The most dramatic evidence that has come forth so far is the existence of internal documents that reveal that higher-ups in the company that manufactured the products were aware of the possibility they could cause heart attacks and strokes.

Read more: http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivemedicaldevices/Dialysis-Lawsuit.html
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