Drug Injury

Pfizer Agrees To Pay $42.9 Million To Settle Illegal Marketing Claims

December 13, 2012 The North Carolina Attorney General’s office announced yesterday that drug manufacturing giant, Pfizer, has agreed to a settlement with 33 states in regards to claims the company practiced illegal marketing strategies. According to WFMY 2 News, the company will pay $42.9 million to settle the claims. Roy Cooper, Attorney General for North …

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New Troubles for Patients Who Received Contaminated Injections

Just when it seemed like the number of illnesses attributed to contaminated steroid injections was leveling off, there are reports of new–and serious–illnesses arising. According to an article in The New York Times, patients recovering from the meningitis outbreak are being struck by a second illness: epidural abscess, an injection near the spine at the …

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Recent Meningitis Outbreak Not First Safety Issue For MA Compounding Facility

October 11, 2012 The recent outbreak of fungal Meningitis that swept across the United States may not be the first contamination issue for the Massachusetts manufacturer of the tainted shots. Eyewitness 11 News says the company faced a lawsuit in 2004 over the death of an 83-year-old man from Meningitis he contracted through a contaminated injection. …

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Burn Risk from Common Topical Muscle and Joint Pain Relievers

If you can purchase a medication or cream in a supermarket without a prescription, it has to be safe…right?  Not necessarily. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an advisory for common over-the-counter (OTC) topical muscle and joint pain relievers, including Bengay, Capzasin, Flexall, Icy Hot, and Mentholatum. The various formulations–which include creams, lotions, …

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