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U.S. Senate Releases Report on Avandia

The Senate Finance Committee released a report on Saturday that said drug-manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline was aware of the possible heart attack risks to Avandia users years prior to the publics knowledge. The report also asks why the FDA allowed a clinical trial of Avandia to continue even after the agency estimated…

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The Dangers Of Fosamax

Fosamax is a drug manufactured by Merck designed for women to offset the bone loss associated with menopause. Fosamax is part of a group of drugs called biphosphonates. Biphosphonates affect the way bones renew themselves. These drugs work by inhibiting cells from breaking down old or damaged bone, a beneficial…

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Hollywood Actor Launches National Medication Error Prevention Program

Actor Dennis Quaid launched a nationwide program aimed at preventing medication errors such as the one that led to overdoses for his two newborn twins two years ago. Quaid announced the National Alert Network for Serious Medication Errors yesterday at a conference in Las Vegas for pharmacists and other health…

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Wisconsin Avandia Attorney

Avandia, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is an oral anti-diabetic agent which acts primarily by increasing insulin sensitivity. Avandia was approved by the FDA in 1999 and has been used by millions of Americans with diabetes. Researchers have found that Avandia can increase the risk of heart attack. The New England Journal…

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Zicam Can Cause Loss of Smell

Consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products. According to federal health regulators, they can permanently damage the sense of smell. Matrixx Initiatives, the products manufacturer, has also been ordered to stop marketing the products and remove the products from store shelves. The over-the-counter products contain…

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Lawsuit Alleges Johnson & Johnson Marketed Risperdal Off-Label

Three former salespeople say Johnson & Johnsons Janssen Pharmaceutica unit encouraged sales representatives to promote its anti-psychotic Risperdal for uses not approved by the FDA. PKSD is a Milwaukee personal injury law firm handling drug injury cases through out the state. Our personal injury lawyers have successfully represented injured people in almost every county. …

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Black-Box Warning Effects Wisconsin Family

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently ran an article covering black-box warnings on prescription medications and the effect it had on one Wisconsin family. Do you need help with a claim? Contact PKSD today – we are a team of experienced Milwaukee personal injury attorneys that are dedicated to protecting the rights of our…

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Settlement for Bextra and Celebrex Victims

Pfizer Inc. has agreed in principle to an $894 million settlement for heart attacks, strokes, and other damages caused by its painkillers Bextra and Celebrex According to Pfizer, the settlement will cover approximately 92 percent of the 7,000 personal injury lawsuits brought in recent months by people whose health has been seriously…

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