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Category: Defective Drugs

Defective Drugs - Bisnar Chase Blog

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys represents clients in pharmaceutical litigation when they have experienced dangerous side-effects and injuries from pharmaceutical drugs that they have been prescribed. Big pharma companies have a responsibility to create drugs that not only treat an symptom or illness, but also to prevent side-effects that can injure or kill patients. Read our blog to find news about dangerous drugs that are emerging on the market today, and learn more about the cases that we take here.

Baby Cough Syrup Recalled for Possible Bacteria Contamination

By Brian Chase on March 21, 2019 - No comments

Baby Cough Syrup Recalled for Possible Bacteria Contamination

A baby cough syrup sold at Dollar General stores nationwide has been recalled because of a possible bacterial contamination. According to a CBS news report, Kingston Pharma LLC, which manufactures the “DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” says the medicine may be tainted with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans. This is a type of bacteria that has the potential to cause gastrointestinal illness and symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the symptoms are often mild although more serious and even fatal cases have occurred. …Read the rest »

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FDA Cracks Down on Walgreens and Other Retailers Selling E-Cigarettes to Minors

By Brian Chase on March 8, 2019 - No comments

FDA Cracks Down on Walgreens and Other Retailers Selling E-Cigarettes to Minors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a renewed effort to hold retailers accountable for selling e-cigarettes to children and teenagers as part of its campaign against youth vaping. According to a news report on Time.com, e-cigarettes are not legally available to anyone under the age of 18 in the United States. Still, use of these devices by youth is widely prevalent nationwide. …Read the rest »

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Recall of Infant Liquid Ibuprofen Expanded Over Safety Concerns

By Brian Chase on February 4, 2019 - No comments

Recall of Infant Liquid Ibuprofen Expanded Over Safety Concerns

The recall of infant liquid ibuprofen sold at large retailers such as CVS and Wal-Mart, has been expanded over concerns over toxicity. According to an NBC News report, the drug manufacturer Tris-Pharma, said that additional lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 ml, sold in 0.5-ounce bottles at CVS, Wal-Mart and Family Dollar Services may have higher concentrations of ibuprofen than what’s on the label. Routine tests found that some units contained 10 percent more ibuprofen than specified levels. …Read the rest »

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FDA Looking into Safety of the Drug Nuplazid, Suspected in Hundreds of Deaths

By Brian Chase on April 26, 2018 - No comments

FDA Looking into Safety of the Drug Nuplazid, Suspected in Hundreds of Deaths

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reexamining the safety of Nuplazid, a drug that was approved in spite of concerns that not enough was known about its risks. According to a CNN news report, the FDA is re-examining the medication, which is the only drug approved to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. The medication has been cited as a “suspect” is hundreds of deaths voluntarily reported by caregivers, doctors and other medical professionals since it hit the market. …Read the rest »

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FDA Warns Drug Maker Over Deadly Homeopathic Teething Tablets

By Brian Chase on June 29, 2017 - No comments

FDA Warns Drug Maker Over Deadly Homeopathic Teething Tablets Image courtesy of www.theholistichomestead.org

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to a New Jersey based company, which recently recalled homeopathic teething tablets for infants and toddlers with inconsistent levels of belladonna, a toxic herb. According to a report in the Daily Hornet, the FDA sent Raritan Pharmaceuticals a warning letter on June 20, 2017 for manufacturing violations involving homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna, which have been responsible for several child deaths. …Read the rest »

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$33 Million Settlement Reached Over Contaminated Drugs

By Brian Chase on May 26, 2017 - No comments

$33 Million Settlement Reached Over Contaminated Drugs

The state of California will receive $2.3 million out of a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson after it violated several federal regulations for certain drugs including those commonly given to young children. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, between 2009 and 2011, many of these medications were found to fall short of quality control standards including Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Pepcid, Mylanta and Sudafed. The affected over-the-counter medicines were contaminated and emitted a musty odor, failed to dissolve properly and contained unwanted particulates and bacteria. …Read the rest »

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Hyland Baby Teething Tablets Recalled Due to Risk of Seizures

By Brian Chase on April 19, 2017 - No comments

Hyland Baby Teething Tablets Recalled Due to Risk of Seizures

The Standard Homeopathic Company has issued a product defect recall of all lots Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets because of a risk of extreme toxicity that can cause infants to have seizures. According to a report on Syracuse.com, all of these products have been recalled after inconsistent amounts of toxic belladonna alkaloids were found in the medicine. …Read the rest »

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FDA Warned About Herbal Viagra Pills Linked To Lamar Odom’s Collapse

By Brian Chase on October 15, 2015 - No comments

Lamar Odom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public notice in 2013 advising consumers against purchasing or using the sexual enhancement product called Reload or “herbal Viagra.”

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom remains on life support in a Las Vegas hospital after his collapse Tuesday at a legal Nevada brothel.

The attention has now turned to substances he took before losing consciousness and collapsing at the Love Ranch.

Nye County Sheriff’s officials, who are investigating the incident, are saying that Odom took …Read the rest »

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Study Shows Some Heartburn Drugs Heighten Heart Attack Risk

By Brian Chase on June 12, 2015 - No comments

Heartburn Drug RisksThose who take a top-selling class of drugs to relieve heartburn and acid reflux may be at a greater risk of suffering a heart attack compared to people who take other types of acid-suppressing medications, according to a new study.

According to LiveScience.com, researchers who conducted this large study over a 17-year period found that adults who were prescribed proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) as a treatment for these conditions were 16 to 21 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack compared to people …Read the rest »

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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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