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Avandia (rosiglitazone), one of a class of drugs known as thiazolidinediones, is prescribed by doctors to manage type 2 diabetes in their patients. It has also come under scrutiny for several dangerous side effects.

GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Avandia, was charged in a U.S. Senate report in February of 2010 with withholding data from the Food and Drug Administration. This report detailed GSK’s knowledge and downplaying of the...


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When the anti-smoking drug Chantix was first released to the market, it showed early promise. Early reports showed a 44 percent success rate after just three months and a 22 percent success rate after one year. This was much higher than Wellbutrin.

However, many patients have complained of troubling side effects they experienced while taking Chantix. Made by Pfizer and approved in 2006, Chantix is a different type of anti-smoking...


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Raptiva is a drug produced by Genentec and intended to treat psoriasis. It is administered via injection once per week to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis....


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Fosamax is a type of medication intended for healing osteoporosis and other conditions. Unfortunately, Fosamax creates conditions that result in the deterioration of bone. Manufactured by Merck, Fosamax, or alendronate, was introduced to the U.S. in 1995. In 2004, Fosamax and drugs like it were linked to a condition known as dead jaw, or osteonecrosis.

Symptoms of osteonecrosis include:

  • Numbness or heaviness in the jaw
  • ...


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Paxil is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, and is an antidepressant. It is part of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It was the first antidepressant approved in the U.S. for “off-label” treatment for bipolar disorder and chronic headaches.



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Levaquin, a brand name for the drug Levofloxacin, is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is a third-generation fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Fluoroquinolones are effective against a broad range of bacteria. Levaquin has been prescribed for pneumonia and urinary tract infections, until a specific drug can be substituted in Levaquin’s place. Levaquin is the only repiratory fluoroquinolone...


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The birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin are advertised in magazines and on television, but since 2001, both birth control pills have been linked to several serious side effects. Yaz and Yasmin, manufactured by Bayer Healthcare, are virtually the same kind of birth control pill, except in that they differ in the form of estrogen called ethinylestradiol. Yaz and Yasmin also contain a progestin called drospirenone, and the same kind of hormones that...


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Ocella, a generic birth control version of Yaz/Yasmin has some of the same drawbacks as those name brand drugs. Ocella is made by Barr Pharmaceuticals and is sometimes used as an off-label drug for acne.

The experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC link to bio understand that those who have been taking Ocella may now be suffering severe side effects. We believe patients who suffer side effects of...

DePuy Hip Replacement

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Hip replacements are designed to help people with disability and pain in their hips. They are also supposed to be long-term implants, and should last 15 years or...

Transvaginal Mesh Devices

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The Food and Drug Administration is currently looking into reports of numerous complications involving the implantation of transvaginal mesh devices. The FDA released a preliminary report indicating that the mesh can cause injury in those women who have had the device implanted. The transvaginal mesh device is typically inserted to strengthen the patient’s vaginal tissue, which has become weaker due to...

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