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Monthly Archives: September 2009

FDA Issues Warning on Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) and Tysabri

Posted in Misc. Drugs, Safety Alerts

Do you subscribe to FDA warning alerts?  Well, if not, you should.  Because if you did you’d get informative emails like this one: Audience: Neurological healthcare professionals, patients [Posted 09/17/2009] FDA continues to receive reports of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in patients receiving Tysabri.  Tysabri was approved by the FDA for the treatment of relapsing… Continue Reading

Glaxo Company Files Say They Were “Almost Certain” That Paxil Caused Birth Defect

Posted in Paxil Birth Defects

This is pretty bad for Glaxo: Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) — Officials of GlaxoSmithKline Plc, the U.K.’s largest drugmaker, said in 2001 that a birth defect in the fetus of a woman taking its Paxil antidepressant likely was linked to the drug, according to court testimony. After analyzing a 2001 e-mail from a Paxil user who… Continue Reading

Manufacturer of Fentanyl Patches Recalibrates Machines

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl

Watson makes a generic version of the Duragesic fentanyl patch using the reservoir design.  Like Alza, the company that makes Duragesic, Watson has had recalls due to defective patches. Watson Recalibrates Equipment After Fentanyl Patch Recall Watson Pharmaceuticals has adjusted calibration for a machine that manufactures its fentanyl transdermal patches after a small number of… Continue Reading

Documents Available From Duragesic Lawsuits

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl

At my new blog, www.findtherightduragesicfentanylpatchlawyer.com, I’ve posted a variety of documents from Duragesic lawsuits.  These lawsuits pertain only to the brand name Duragesic patch, or the Sandoz/Actavis generic patch, as it is made in the same factory. Duragesic Attorneys File Lawsuit In Missouri Against Sandoz Over Allegedly Defective Duragesic Pain Patch Attorneys File Duragesic Lawsuit… Continue Reading

New Documents From Fentanyl Lawsuits

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl

These documents pertain only to generic fentanyl patch lawsuits, not against the makers of the brand-name Duragesic patch. Mylan’s Lawyers Raise 29 Issues In Fentanyl Patch Lawsuit They left out the kitchen sink, surprisingly. Report Filed in Texas Fentanyl Lawsuit This report sets out the positions of the parties. Fentanyl lawyers file wrongful death lawsuit… Continue Reading

Are there hidden dangers to using generic drugs?

Posted in Generic Drugs

In theory, no.  Generic drugs are supposed to be just as safe and effective as brand-name drugs.  However, there is some evidence that they may not be: “The average citizen would want to know that someone is checking that manufacturers are making the drugs they got approval to make,” says William K. Hubbard of Chapel… Continue Reading