Defective Drugs

Defective Drugs and Defective Drug Attorneys

West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County

Three standing prescription drug bottles. Dangerous and defective medication.Pharmaceutical companies manufacture and market hundreds of new drugs each year. More than three billion medical prescriptions are written each year according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who regulates and approves each product. While these drugs help in the fight against disease and illness, many carry serious side effects and even death. And in some cases, pharmaceutical companies place profits ahead of consumer safety.

Dangerous drugs are often the result of FDA loopholes such as the 501(K) approval process, regulatory gaps, drug reps failing to disclose side effects, insufficient testing of long-term problems, off-- label marketing or more.

Pharmaceutical and drug manufacturers should and can be held responsible for injuries. Our defective products attorneys have handled and litigated cases involving Asbestos, the COX-2 inhibitors VIOXX, Celebrex and Bextra.

Please note that in some matters, we may co-counsel or refer the case to another lawyer or law firm.

We are currently investigating cases involving:

Actos (Pioglitazone)

Osaka, Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. manufacturers a popular Type 2 diabetes drug called Actos. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that ACTOS may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer; and he American Diabetes Association presented a study linking ACTOS with an eye disease that can lead to blindness.

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Devils Claw

Devil’s claw is an herb often used for “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), arthritis, gout, muscle pain (myalgia), back pain, tendonitis, chest pain, gastrointestinal (GI) upset or heart burn, fever, and migraine headache. It is also used for difficulties in childbirth, menstrual problems, allergic reactions, loss of appetite, and kidney and bladder disease.

A recent report from the New York Attorney General showed 14 herbal supplement manufacturers have been routinely producing a herbal supplement known as “Devil’s Claw” that failed to contain the advertised devil’s claw herb.

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Risperdal (Risperidone)

Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson), which has been prescribed to children for bi-polar disorders, autism, irritability, aggression and behavior disorders. Risperdal was commonly prescribed for “off-label” uses, which were not approved by the FDA for the treatment of behavioral disorders in the elderly such as dementia, attention deficit disorder (ADD) in children, as well as depression, anxiety and autism. This “off-use” usage has been linked to a large number of serious, potentially life-threatening side effects, including Gynecomastia, a side effect in boys that causes male breast growth.

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone therapy, such as the prescription topical treatments Androgel, Axiron and Testim and Low T injections, are used to help boost testosterone levels in men who have a deficiency of the male hormone. Recent studies have suggested that certain male users of testosterone replacement therapy may face an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, blood clots and sudden death after three years of use.

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Tylenol, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, has experienced several recalls on various forms of Tylenol over the years involving package tampering with cyanide, manufacturing and storage of the product bottles emitting odors, and even manufacturing problems. Tylenol has been linked to a high risk of liver failure and kidney failure.

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Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

Xarelto, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson) and Bayer Corp, is an anticoagulant to reduce the risk of stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and other blood clot injuries. However, side effects of the medication have been linked to reports of uncontrollable internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleed and wrongful death.

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Zofran (Ondansetron)

Zofran, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is a prescription medication used to treat nausea by blocking serotonin, a natural substance in the body that causes vomiting. While this medication may provide effective treatment, research suggests it is linked to birth defects.

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If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective or dangerous drug and would like to learn more about your legal rights, please call our Defect Products Lawyers or contact us here for a free consultation.