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Category: Defective Drugs

Compounding Problems

03/18/2014
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In the production of pharmaceutical drugs there are large scale drug manufacturers which produce brand name and generic drugs, and there are compound pharmacies which are specialty pharmacies made to fill out unique orders for clients using already existing medications. Drug manufacturers fall under FDA standards and regulations, while compounding […]

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Proposed FDA Label Changes Irking Generic Drugmakers

03/10/2014
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Generic drugmakers are increasingly becoming more frightened of the threat of products liability lawsuits because of a proposed rule that would require them to change their labels if the company receives new safety information about the drug. These label changes would overturn a three decade old regime of prohibiting generic […]

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Generic Drug Preemption

03/10/2014
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In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court in Wyeth v. Levine held that brand-name drug manufacturers are responsible for their warning labels and may be liable for not adding additional warnings when new risks are discovered. However, in 2011, the Supreme Court held that failure-to-warn claims brought against generic drug makers […]

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Study Suggests Paxil’s Link to Breast Cancer

03/4/2014
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Paxil (paroxetine) is a drug widely prescribed to treat depression. In women fighting breast cancer it is not uncommon to be prescribed Paxil. The newest research should cause health practitioners to give that practice a second thought. A team of California researchers developed a drug screening method which they applied […]

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New Opioid Pain Pill to Hit the Market

03/3/2014
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Do we really need a new highly addictive opioid analgesic on the market to treat chronic pain, especially considering the high rates of drug addiction in the U.S? The drug Zohydro is set to be marketed come March and its approval is sparking a firestorm from consumer, drug addiction and […]

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Spoliation and Sanctions

02/19/2014
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Spoliation of evidence has been defined by the courts as “the destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or the failure to preserve property for another’s use as evidence in pending or reasonably foreseeable litigation.” The concept behind this word defies one of the basic tenants in our legal system – […]

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