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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.

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, 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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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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The Approval of a New Generic Form of Propecia is a Disappointment

By Brian Chase on February 5, 2013 - No comments

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. announced recently that it has started selling the generic form of the anti-hair loss drug Propecia. According to a Jan. 3 news report in Fox News, sale of finasteride 1 mg tablets, that are a copycat version of Merck’s Propecia, is expected to boost the Indian generic drug maker’s profits.Propecia side effects attorneys

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced that it has begun sales of a generic form of anti-hair loss drug Propecia in the United States. According to a Jan. 3 Fox News report, Dr. Reddy will sell finasteride 1 milligram tablets, which mimics Merck & Co. Inc.’s Propecia, for six months.

The report states that annual sales of Propecia in the United States hit $136 million for the 12 months ended October. Under United States law, the first successful generic challenger to a drug will get 180 days of sales exclusivity, allowing the company to rake in high profits before other competitors get in and push down prices of the generic drug, the article states.

Experts project that Dr. Reddy’s is likely to chalk up close to $20 million in sales for the generic version of Propecia during that six-month window, Fox News reports. The drug could generate close to $30 million for the company in the next fiscal year starting in April, the report states.

In April 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), required label changes. Propecia with the active ingredient finasteride, after patients reported additional adverse side effects that were not apparent at the time of the drugs’ approval.

According to an FDA alert, the Propecia labels since include side effects such as “libido disorders, ejaculation disorders, and orgasm disorders” that continued long after individuals stopped taking the drug. Thousands of men nationwide have filed lawsuits against Merck alleging that the finasteride-containing drug caused sexual dysfunction and other sexual side effects even after they discontinued the drug.

It is disappointing that a drug with so many serious, life-changing side effects has received approval for sale yet again, said John Bisnar, founder of the Bisnar Chase personal injury law firm. “While it seems to help pharmaceutical companies get in and make a quick buck, it is the consumers who end up suffering because of lack of information about the potential side effects of dangerous drugs.”

It is heartbreaking to read stories of victims who allege that they had fulfilling lives before they took Propecia and suffered Propecia side effects, Bisnar says. “It is sad that pharmaceutical companies often put profits before people. No drug should be introduced to the market until it is properly tested. If there are serious, long-term side effects, consumers should certainly be forewarned.”


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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 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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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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Georgia Yaz Attorney

By Brian Chase on August 10, 2012 - No comments

Georgia Yaz LawyersOnce the most popular form of oral contraceptive in the United States, Yaz has developed a new reputation for dangerously high increases in blood clots and links to other serious health complications. Bayer Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of Yaz and Yasmin, have resolved almost 2,000 Yaz cases and have set aside more than $600 million for disbursement to women claiming to have suffered serious Yaz side effects as a result of using their products.

Drug industry analysts predict that Bayer may be held liable for more than $2 billion. The Yaz lawyers at Bisnar Chase are currently providing all patients who have suffered injuries while taking Yaz or Yasmin with free legal consultations. Bisnar Chase has been assisting defective product victims for decades and has a team of highly trained professionals working with victims to obtain maximum compensation for their injuries. Call 800-561-4887 to receive a free consultation with no obligation. …Read the rest »

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Ohio Yaz Attorney

By Brian Chase on August 8, 2012 - No comments

Yaz Attorney OhioYaz patients across the United States are experiencing a number of different health complications that have been linked to the use of Yaz and Yasmin. The Yaz lawyers at the Bisnar Chase law firm are currently providing all patients with free professional legal evaluations. Women who have taken products containing Drospirenone may be eligible to receive injury compensation and are encouraged to speak with an experienced legal professional as soon as possible.

The attorneys at Bisnar Chase have been assisting defective product victims for decades and have experienced a 97.5% success rate. Brian Chase, Bisnar Chase chief defective product litigator, has helped several product defect victims recover multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. In August of 2011, Mr. Chase obtained a 24.7 million dollar verdict for a single product defect victim.

To Obtain a free consultation, call 800-561-4887 …Read the rest »

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