Defective Drugs

Zantac, once the world’s best-selling drug, has been treating reflux but causing cancer

This page features: Cited Research Articles Ranitidine, most commonly known by its brand name Zantac, is sold by the drug company Sanofi. Zantac has been prescribed by health care professionals since the FDA approved it in 1983 for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, heartburn, and ulcers. It is also available in generic form. By 1988, …

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Zantac Recall Linked to Cancer Risk

This page features: Cited Research Articles On April 1, 2020, The FDA ordered all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, most commonly known as Zantac, pulled from the market immediately.  Patients are strongly advised by the FDA to cease using any Zantac currently in their possession and to consult with their physician on finding another treatment option. Once a …

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US government, drugmaker Gilead come to a head over patents for HIV antiviral Truvada

This page features: Cited Research Articles The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Inc. continue to wage war over government-owned patents for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), or drugs to help prevent uninfected patients from contracting the virus.  In this case, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Feb. …

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All about the money for Truvada, what’s the benefit to consumers?

This page features: Cited Research Articles Gilead Sciences Inc. was hit with another lawsuit on January 15, 2020, in Miami Federal Court. The company along with Johnson & Johnson, Japan Tobacco Inc., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. were sued because of claims of an HIV prevention therapies drug market conspiracy.  The suit states that Gilead extended patent …

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Abuse and Addiction: Common Drugs and Their Dangers

This page features: Cited Research Articles Drugs are substances that affect how the body and mind function. Drugs can have an impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological state. Physicians prescribe drugs to patients to treat symptoms and illnesses. People may also take illicit drugs to change their physical or mental state, giving them more …

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Hire a Lawyer to Knowledgeably Handle Your Elmiron Lawsuit

This page features: Cited Research Articles Interstitial cystitis (IC), commonly referred to as “painful bladder syndrome,” is a relatively common but painful condition experienced by millions of Americans. While IC is not dangerous or life-threatening, patients were prescribed the pharmaceutical drug Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) for the treatment of IC after the drug was approved by …

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Despite multiple attempts; Takeda still manages to keep Uloric on the market

This page features: Cited Research Articles Uloric, the common brand name for the medication Febuxostat, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, entered the US market in 2009.  Uloric is a pill that is advertised to manage gout, a condition that approximately 8.3 million people in the United States suffer from.  Gout is a type of arthritis that causes …

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Cardinal Health Announces Voluntary Recall of Potentially Contaminated Surgical Gowns

This page features: Cited Research Articles Cardinal Health announced on Jan. 30, 2020, that it had terminated business with Siyang Holymed in Suqian, China. This termination came after the supplier outsourced some of its surgical gowns to a non-qualified facility lacking proper quality control standards for sterility. After Cardinal Health terminated its contract with Siyang Holymed, …

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Lawsuit alleges HIV drug maker Gilead delayed release of better HIV drugs

This page features: Cited Research Articles For several years Gilead Sciences have faced allegations of intentionally suppressing better, safer HIV drugs in order to increase profits off of current medications already developed. In 2019, a federal judge motioned for a lawsuit filed by claimants in 31 states to proceed. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that Gilead …

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