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SJS, TENS and EM

As with all illnesses, skin diseases can often be hard to diagnose. This article will help distinguish between three often confused disorders: Erythyma Multiforme (EM), Stevens Johnson Syndrome…

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Yaz, Yasmin and significant health risks

If you ever watch TV, then you’ve probably seen at least one commercial for Yaz, a birth control pill that boasts the unique side effect of alleviating the symptoms of Premenstrual Dysphoric…

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FDA Starts Safety Review Of Weight Loss Drug Meridia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has begun an expedited safety review of sibutramine based on a recent study showing that some patients have a higher rate of heart attacks, strokes and other…

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Jury tags Pfizer another $28M In Punitive Damages For Prempro

Three days after awarding $6.3 million in compensation, a Pennsylvania jury determined Pfizer Inc. will have to pay $28 million in punitive damages to a 66-year-old Donna Kendall claiming that the…

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Pfizer Popped With $6.3M Prempro Verdict

A Pennsylvania jury has ruled that two Pfizer Inc. units areliable for at least $6.3 million in compensatory damages to an Illinois woman who developed breast cancer after she began taking the…

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FDA Issues Warning Over Diabetes Drug Byetta

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about possible kidney problems associated with the use of Byetta, a diabetes drug marketed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly…

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More Levaquin lawsuits filed.

Another person has joined the nearly 150 lawsuits in multi district litigation involving Johnson & Johnson’s antibiotic drug Levaquin. An elderly man alleges that Levaquin caused him to suffer a…

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Investigation of Dilantin and Stevens Johnson Syndrome & Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic epidermal necrolysis are life threatening skin diseases that are characterized by skin rash, peeling, and open wounds and sores on the epidermis. These diseases…

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Drug Company Pleads Guilty to Bribing Doctors to Prescribe

A subsidiary of Biovail Corp. has pled guilty to bribing doctors to prescribe Cardizem, a blood pressure drug, after a plea agreement to pay $24.6 million in criminal and civil fines arising from…

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Developments in the Bellwether Fosamax Case

Merck & Co. Inc., the manufacturer of the osteoporosis drug Fosamax, has asked a federal judge to dismiss the remaining claims in a product liability and personal injury. The Plaintiff, Boles, a…