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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Gadolinium Attorneys Give History of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis In Gadolinium Lawsuit

Posted in Misc. Drugs

This lawsuit was filed in February of 2009 and gives an excellent history of NSF: 26. This is a personal injury claim relating to Eric Jenkins' development of, and subsequent death from, Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis ("NSF"), also known as Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy ("NFD"). 27. NSF/NFD develops only in patients with renal insufficiency, such as Eric… Continue Reading

Gadolinium Lawyers Sue Makers of Omniscan and Magnevist, Alleging They Cause NSF

Posted in Misc. Drugs

This Gadolinium lawsuit was filed in December of 2008 against the makers of a variety of MRI contrast dies that contain the paramagnetic metal Gadolinium: 47. Omniscan is an injectable paramagnetic contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging and arteriography. It contains the metal gadolinium, which is highly toxic in its free state. Omniscan, the chemical… Continue Reading

Yaz Lawsuit Filed In Illinois Discussed History of Yaz and Yasmin

Posted in Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella

The following Yaz lawsuit was filed in August of 2008 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois: 13. Yaz and Yasmin are birth control pills manufactured and marketed by Defendants. They are combination oral contraceptives, or “COCs,” meaning that they contain an estrogen component and a progestin component. Together, these steroidal components… Continue Reading

Gadolinium Lawsuit Filed For Plaintiff Who Contracted Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Posted in Misc. Drugs

This Gadolinium lawsuit was filed in October of 2009 in New York.  This lawsuits gives a good background about Gadolinium and its association with Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis: 52. Gadolinium is cleared from the body by glomerular filtration in the kidneys. As a result, it has a prolonged half-life in patients with renal insufficiency and who,… Continue Reading

CVS Sued for selling expired products

Posted in Lawsuits

Just goes to show you that you should always check expiration dates – even if you buy from reputable vendors. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday that his office is suing a unit of CVS Caremark Corp. for allegedly selling expired over-the-counter drugs and other products in its stores in Connecticut. In a statement,… Continue Reading

Premium Edge Cat Food Recalled

Posted in Recalls, Safety Alerts

If you have a furry little friend who eats Premium Edge cat food, you’ll want to read this: On September 23, Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall for Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat because they have the potential to produce Thiamine Deficiency. Today’s announcement provides additional information from the… Continue Reading