Abilify Lawsuit

The Dangers of Abilify: What You Need to Know

Abilify is a drug for mental disorders related to moods such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome, and irritability as a result of autism. It is sometimes prescribed for depression in combination with other medication. Abilify is manufactured by Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Its generic name is aripiprazole. There are risks […]

Chantix Lawsuit

Chantix: Uses, Risks, and Litigation

America’s Health Grades lists “high prevalence of smoking” as one of Ohio’s most significant health challenges. In the two years preceding the 2017 report, smoking in Ohio increased 7%, to 22.5% of adults in the state. Nationwide, numbers continue to drop, with 17.1% of adults across the U.S. smoking — that’s down from 25.5% in […]

Topamax Lawsuit

Topamax and the Danger of Birth Defects

Topamax is an FDA-approved drug that controls epileptic seizures and helps prevent migraines. It also is used to control seizures of children over 2 years old who have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that begins in early childhood. In 2012, the FDA also approved Topamax for use as a weight-loss drug to be […]

Lidoderm

Lidoderm: Uses, Risks and Litigation

Safe pain management has become a critical issue across the United States, and Ohio is no exception. In 2016, more than 4,000 Ohio residents died of accidental drug overdoses — a 32.8% increase over the previous year. The percentage of those unintentional overdose fatalities attributable to prescription opioids has decreased significantly since 2010, due in […]

Accutane Lawsuit

Accutane: What to Do if Injured by Isotretinoin

Accutane, or one of its generic forms, may be prescribed by physicians when all else fails to treat severe recalcitrant nodular acne. The drug is a form of Vitamin A, which may sound harmless. However, it carries some potentially severe side effects, including severe birth defects and suicidal depression. This has prompted the U.S. Food […]

Prilosec Lawsuit

Prilosec (Omeprazole): Uses, Risks, and Litigation

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States. That includes Prilosec (omeprazole), a PPI distributed in the U.S. by Ohio-based Procter & Gamble in partnership with AstraZeneca. A 13-year study of prescription drug trends in the United States placed Prilosec among the 10 most commonly-prescribed drugs — even […]

Birth Control Lawsuit Ohio

Birth Control Methods and Breast Cancer: Know Your Legal Remedies

About 140 million women worldwide, including women right here in Dayton, Ohio, use hormonal birth control, but it has its risks. Oral contraceptives, implants, and some IUDs contain female hormones and may cause increased incidences of breast cancer, stroke, blood clots, heart disease, and more. This post will explore the possible link between birth control […]

Micardis Lawsuit

Micardis: Uses, Risks, Litigation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 75 million American adults have high blood pressure (hypertension), representing one-third of the nation’s adult population. Another third have prehypertension, which is higher-than-normal blood pressure that does not yet reach the level of hypertension. Individuals suffering from high blood pressure are at greater risk for […]

fluoroquinolones lawsuit

Fluoroquinolones: Uses, Risks, and Litigation

Americans take a lot of antibiotics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 260 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed in the U.S. each year. Ohio ranks high among antibiotic-prescribing states, with somewhere between 918,000 and 1,016,000 antibiotic prescriptions each year. While antibiotics often provide a quick and painless cure […]