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Pharmaceutical Company Uses Shady Doctors To Market Painkillers

By Brian Chase on December 8, 2014 - No comments

Shady Drug PracticesA recent article in The New York Times talks about a pharmaceutical company using doctors with trouble pasts to market its painkillers.

The article gives the example of Dr. Judson Somerville, a Texas pain specialist who made $67,000 in speaking fees, travel and meals in 2013 to promote a powerful and addictive painkiller called Subsys, manufactured by Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

Even while he was on this “special assignment,” Somerville was under investigation by the Texas Medical Board after three of his patients …Read the rest »

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YAZ Lawsuit Numbers Continue To Grow After Label Warning

By Brian Chase on February 7, 2013 - No comments

yaz lawsuitNew Yaz lawsuits are springing up after a new warning label for Yaz™ was required by the Food and Drug Administration in April of 2012, according to a recent report.

Statistics from July of 2012 show that the number of Yaz™ lawsuits then stood at over 8,800, which made this mass tort action the largest currently ongoing in the United States.  Currently, the number of women who have joined MDL or multi-district litigation cases regarding Yaz™ injuries is more than 12,000.

Stronger Warning But No Recall

The FDA required Bayer, the makers of Yaz™, a birth control pill linked to a high risk of blood clots and other side effects, to issue a stronger warning label with every package dispensed.  This warning label states that some study show “as high as a three-fold increase” of risk of blood clots, although the label goes on to say that other studies found no additional risks associated with the use of drospirenone, the active ingredient in Yaz™.

To date, despite the high number of lawsuits and reports of dangerous side effects, the FDA has failed to issue a recall of this product. …Read the rest »

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Man Sues Merck for $10 Million Alleging Propecia Caused Sexual Dysfunction

By Brian Chase on January 28, 2013 - No comments

Propecia - claims of sexual dysfunctionA Massachusetts man has filed a $10 million Propecia lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant, Merck, alleging that he suffered severe side effects including sexual dysfunction after taking the anti-baldness drug, Propecia.

According to news reports, the case, which is moving forward in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that side effects from taking Propecia – including anxiety, depression, lowered libido and erectile dysfunction — have ruined the plaintiff’s quality of life.

He claims he will require medical care, rehabilitation and medication for the rest of his life as a result of these serious Propecia side effects. The plaintiff alleges breach of warranty, fraud, negligence inadequate warning and defective design. The man also states in the lawsuit that he had no sexual problems before he took Propecia. …Read the rest »

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Yaz® and Yasmin® Use Increasing

By Brian Chase on January 7, 2013 - No comments

New data from DrugRisk.com shows that women choosing the Bayer birth control products Yaz® and Yasmin® may be increasing. This increase comes about despite current lawsuits alleging that the drugs can cause life-threatening complications for users.

The data shows that Bayer, Germany’s largest drugmaker, sold $275 million worth of Yaz® and Yasmin® in the third quarter of 2011, but improved sales to $277 million in the third quarter of 2012. These numbers mean that more women are being prescribed and purchasing Yaz® and Yasmin®, despite the fact that Bayer has already agreed to an initial $110 million settlement for victims of the drugs’ side effects. …Read the rest »

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Victims of Defective Drugs Need Quality Legal Representation

By Brian Chase on September 20, 2012 - No comments

The Orange County defective drugs law firm of BISNAR CHASE has had an excellent track record of representing those who have been injured by product manufacturer negligence. Taking large drug companies and corporations to court can be a significant challenge because they have formidable teams of defense lawyers who work aggressively to fight every possible allegation. They vigorously guard the corporation’s image, which has probably been built over decades with a slew of carefully orchestrated advertising campaigns. …Read the rest »

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Nevada Yaz Lawyer

By Brian Chase on August 17, 2012 - No comments

Defective Drug Attorney NevadaWhile Yaz attorneys in Nevada are working hard to provide their clients with a win, the lawyers at Bisnar | Chase are putting their money where their mouth is with a “No Win No Fee” Guarantee. John Bisnar, managing partner of the Bisnar | Chase law firm has been assisting defective product users for decades and has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for injury victims throughout the United States.

Hundreds of Yaz lawsuits have already been resolved in favor of the women who utilized Yaz and Yasmin. By hiring Bisnar | Chase attorneys for your lawsuit, you will not have to worry about being charged for any expenses in the event that your case is not won. The peace of mind that comes with a “No Win No Fee Guarantee” and a consistent 97.5% success rate may prove to be invaluable.

Call 1-800-561-4887 now to speak with an experienced Bisnar | Chase female legal professional about possible legal action and Yaz class action lawsuits. …Read the rest »

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