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  • Pharmacy Pays Doctors To Write Prescriptions

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 28-Dec-2012

    Victory Pharma Inc. - a San Diego based pharmacy, agreed on Thursday to pay a $11.4 million dollar settlement to resolve federal civil and criminal liability claims it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to write prescriptions for Victory's products, including prescriptions for patients covered by Medicare. The prescription medications - Naprelan - a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or ...
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  • Compounding Pharmacy Regulations

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Dec-2012

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, met yesterday with representatives of all 50 states to discuss new regulations for compounding pharmacies. The FDA regulates drug manufacturers but it has no regulation over compounding pharmacies. Compounding facilities custom make medications for people who cannot take normal forms of drugs. This is usually done on a per ...
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  • Telaprevir (Incivek) | Hep C

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Dec-2012

    What is Telaprevir? Telaprevir, an oral drug used to treat hepatitis C, will now carry a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) black box warning due to the risk of a potentially fatal rash. Telaprevir, manufactured by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, is also marketed under brand names Incivek and Incivo. A black box warning is the strongest warning that the FDA requires and is used when a drug has a ...
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  • GranuFlo | Naturalyte

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 18-Dec-2012

    GranuFlo is a dry powder form of acid known as sodium diacetate. GranuFlo is a dialysate mixture, manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care Labs. It is used during dialysis, (a process that removes toxic waste from the blood system by neutralizing the acids that build up in the blood). With GranuFlo, dialysis clinics can mix their own acid concentrate solutions using ultra-pure water, bicarbonate ...
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  • $5.5 Million Awarded to Transvaginal Mesh Patient

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 31-Jul-2012

    FDA report found vaginal-mesh to be a “high risk” product for patients. On July 20th jurors in state court in Bakersfield, California concluded that Christine Scott – a women who received an Avault vaginal mesh implant by Dr. Tillakarasi Kannappan in 2008 – is to be awarded $3.6 million in damages from C.R. Bard Inc (the maker of the vaginal mesh) and $1.9 million from Dr. ...
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  • Antidepressants and Pregnancy

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 27-Jul-2012

    Antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft and Celexa have been associated to premature birth. Researchers find that women taking antidepressants during pregnancy are at a higher risk for premature delivery or seizures soon after giving birth. Women who took antidepressants during the second trimester of pregnancy had their babies four to five days sooner compared to other babies according to Reuters ...
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  • Prozac - Fluoxetine

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 25-Jul-2012

    Prozac (Fluoxetine) is a drug known as an SSRI. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) such as Prozac are used in the treatment of depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac works to increase the amount of serotonin in the brain, a natural substance that helps maintain mental balance. Other disorders Prozac is used to treat include: Major Depressive ...
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  • Side Effects of Pharmaceutical Antidepressants

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Jul-2012

    Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors SSRI’s, or Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors, are a class of compounds typically used as anti-depressants in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and some personality disorders. Common SSRI's include: Prozac (Fluoxetine) Zoloft (Sertraline Lexapro (Escitalopram) Paxil (Paroxetine) Celexa (Citalopram HBr) SSRI’s can be ...
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  • NuvaRing Birth Control: What Are the Risks?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 12-Jun-2012

    NuvaRing Birth Control – Know The Facts NuvaRing birth control has been found to have DEADLY side effects. Non-oral hormonal contraception, brand name NuvaRing, is a small ring inserted into the vagina monthly in order to prevent pregnancy. The ring contains estrogen and progestin, just like oral birth control pills. The hormones keep the ovaries form producing mature eggs. They also thicken ...
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  • Yaz and Yasmin revise labels after FDA review

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 25-Apr-2012

    Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Risky Due to Drospirenone The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its review of studies of the risk of blood clots in women taking birth control containing dropsirenone. Drospirenone is a synthetic form of the female hormone, progesterone, and is also known as a progestin. The study concludes that birth control pills containing drospirenone may put ...
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