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Lawsuit Against Makers of Phospho-Soda Filed in New York

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This was filed July 14th of 2009: 47. Defendants, through their promotion, labeling and selling of Fleet Phospho-soda, falsely, deceptively and materially misrepresented to Mrs. Blackman and her physician that Fleet Phospho-soda was a safe product when, in fact, it was not. For example, Defendants expressly misrepresented to Mrs. Blackman on the Fleet Phospho-soda packaging… Continue Reading

Dr. Suzanne Parisian’s Expert Report in an Ortho Evra Lawsuit

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To say that Dr. Parisian doesn’t approve of Johnson & Johnson’s conduct with respect to the Ortho-Evra patch would be an understatement. 104. J&J disregarded its duty and obligations as a pharmaceutical manufacturer, ignored forty-years of oral contraceptive history and science, failed to utilize good scientific methods and appropriate evaluation of its pre-clinical safety signals… Continue Reading

Expert Report in Fleet Phospho-Soda Lawsuit

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This expert report discusses the actions that Fleet did and didn’t take with respect to Phospho-Soda and its association with kidney problems.  It comes from Bracey v. Fleet, and the expert is Suzanne Parisian. 31.) Dr. Caswell's statement to health care providers in his 2002 letter regarding post-marketing experience confirming the product as "safe and… Continue Reading

Will Fleet Phospho-Soda Return to the Market?

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Fleet certainly hopes so: Six months after pulling two laxative drugs off drug store shelves, Lynchburg-based C.B. Fleet has collected thousands of cases of the products and is considering ways to put the drugs back on the market. Meanwhile, 38 lawsuits against the pharmaceutical company were consolidated last week into one federal court so pretrial… Continue Reading

Fleet’s Expert Witness Discusses The Association Of Acute Phosphate Nephropathy With Fleet’s Phospho-Soda Product

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Fleet’s expert provides some good background information regarding Phospho-Soda and Phosphate Nephropathy, as well as other kidney troubles: In March 2003, Dr, Glen Markowitz, a nephropathologist at Columbia University, reported to C.B. Fleet several cases of nephrocalcinosis that he thought might be associated with sodium phosphate use. I was invited by Sherrie Scott, RN to… Continue Reading

Third Phospho-Soda Lawsuit Filed in Georgia

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This is the third Phospho-Soda lawsuit filed in Georgia that I’m aware of.  This lawsuit alleges that phosphate nephropathy is a side effect of Phospho-Soda: 18. That Plaintiff administered to himself the Fleet Phospho-soda as directed. 19. Shortly thereafter, Plaintiff suffered severe kidney damage. 20. That Plaintiff is informed and believes that his kidney damage… Continue Reading

Another Georgia Lawsuit Alleges Renal Failure Is a Side Effect of Fleet Phospho-Soda

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This is the second Fleet Phospho-Soda lawsuit filed in Georgia that I’ve seen.  Here’s a link to the first Georgia Phospho-Soda  lawsuit.  This lawsuit alleges that renal failure is a side effect of Fleet’s Phospho-Soda. 18. That Plaintiff administered to herself the Fleet Phospho-soda as directed on or about January 29,2008. 19. Shortly thereafter, Plaintiff… Continue Reading

Fleet Phospho-Soda Lawsuit Filed in Georgia

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The following lawsuit alleges that Fleet’s Phospho-Soda caused James Yearwood to develop nephrocalcinocis: 22. That Plaintiff is informed and believes that by February 2005, Defendant Fleet knew of risks of kidney failure associated with the use of Fleet Phospho-soda in geriatric patients, in patients treated with angiotensin receptor blocking medications, and in patients treated with… Continue Reading

Phospho-Soda Lawsuit Filed in Alabama

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In April of 2009, Don Stagg filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Phospho-Soda.  It sounds like Mr. Stagg had a very bad experience with Phospho-Soda: 41. On September 25, 2007, Dr. Luttrell performed a colonoscopy on Mr. Stagg. 42. Two days following the colonoscopy exam, Mr. Stagg began to exhibit symptoms of acute renal… Continue Reading

Phospho-Soda Lawsuit Alleges that the Product Caused Nephrocalcinosis

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Here’s a lawsuit filed in Georgia alleging that James Yearwood contracted nephrocalcinosis after using C.B. Fleet’s Phospho-Soda.  Nephrocalcinosis can cause renal failure that can either kill you or require you to undergo a kidney transplant.  This Phospho-Soda lawsuit doesn’t detail how long after using Phospho-Soda that the plaintiff was diagnosed with kidney problems.  Some of… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed in Colorado Against C.B. Fleet, the Manufacturer of Phospho-Soda

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In December of 2008, the FDA issued an advisory alert regarding C.B. Fleet, the manufacturer of Phospho-Soda.  Phospho-Soda was a product used as a bowel purgative, often recommended to patients who were going to undergo a colonoscopy.  There have been many reports of individuals suffering permanent damage to their kidneys after using this product just… Continue Reading

A great summation of the Digitek debacle

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I hadn’t heard of the Center for Public Integrity  prior to seeing this article.  It’s a pretty lengthy discussion of the Digitek debacle. It has been a rough eight months for the drug maker Actavis, Inc. and its powerful heart drug, Digitek. Following repeated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) criticisms of its manufacturing processes, Actavis… Continue Reading

Company attempting to treat brain tumors with Gadolinium

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I’m excited to see that a company has a promising treatment for brain tumors, but I’m worried that they’re using Gadolinium since that drug can cause Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis  (NSF) in people with renal problems: "Enrollment in two Phase 2 trials with motexafin gadolinium for adult brain tumors and childhood gliomas also continues under sponsorship… Continue Reading

Digitek – Worse than Enron?

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I came across an interview with a woman whose partner likely died from defective Digitek, and the following passage jumped out at me: Then I found out that the drug maker knew and did nothing about it. That is beyond words. When I spoke to Jackie’s doctor we both agreed that something should be done… Continue Reading

Gadolinium (MRI & MRA Contrast Dye)

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SAFETY ALERT: PATIENTS AT RISK OF CONTRACTING RARE DISEASE AFTER RECEIVING MRI OR MRA When a patient undergoes an MRI or an MRA scan, a contrast dye is often used to make the patient’s blood vessels more visible to the doctors.  A commonly used contrast agent is Gadolinium.  Gadolinium is a rare-earth element that has… Continue Reading

A very rare lawsuit is filed in Michigan over Digitek

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Under Governor John Engler, Michigan passed a one-of-a-kind law that prevents individuals from suing the manufacturers of dangerous drugs in almost all situations.  Governor Engler’s reward for passing that legislation was a cush job as the head of the National Association of Manufacturers. (NAM)  NAM and the pharmaceutical industry think that Michigan’s law is a… Continue Reading

A Federal Digitek Lawsuit was Filed in West Virginia

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One of the distributors of Digitek is a company called Mylan Pharmaceuticals.  They’re headquartered in West Virginia, and have just been sued in West Virginia by an Ohio resident names Joe Supinski.  He took some of the “double-dose” Digitek pills, and suffered from "visual changes, bright spots, halos, blurred vision, palpitations, dizziness, nausea, cold sweats,… Continue Reading