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Monthly Archives: August 2010

DePuy Hip Replacement Recall

Posted in DePuy Hip Replacement

Some types of medical products have to go through a special FDA approval process before they can be sold.  The manufacturers of those products are immune from suit due to a questionable Supreme Court decision.  Thankfully, the DePuy hip replacement components are not covered by that Supreme Court decision and individuals injured by those components… Continue Reading

Patients Are Concerned About Doctors & Pharmaceuticals

Posted in Pharmaceutical Advertising

A little skepticism is a healthy thing: Many patients taking prescription drugs believe that pharmaceutical companies have too much influence over their physicians’ prescribing practices, according to a new survey. * * * * About half of the medication users believed that their doctors were too eager to write a prescription when other non-pharmacological options… Continue Reading

Rituxan Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Quadriplegic

Posted in Misc. Drugs, Off Label Marketing

Some people don’t understand why pharmaceutical companies shouldn’t be allowed to engage in off-label marketing.  Here’s one reason: Peetz was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura in 1995, at age 11. According to the lawsuit, by 2003 Genentech and Biogen Idec were marketing Rituxan as an off-label treatment for Peetz’ condition, meaning the… Continue Reading