Amid recent questions over the safety of Inferior Vena Cava blood clot filters, two new reports warn of their immanent dangers and a federal judicial panel has disclosed a surge in lawsuits filed by injured patients.
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are tiny, metal vein implants that catch blood clots before they reach the heart or lungs. They are generally used in emergencies or for those who can’t take blood thinners. Each year, they are used in around 250,000 patients.
This week, DrugNews highlights eight recalls announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during the month of September. Seven of these involved food products while one dealt with a line of injectable drugs.
Below you will find more information on the recalls, and what consumers need to know for their safety.
Amid mounting FDA warnings that the diabetes drug Invokana may cause kidney damage, a new study out last month confused the issue by suggesting the drug may actually slow kidney damage.
The data comes as the growing number of lawsuits against the manufacturer of Invokana, Johnson & Johnson, has led to victims requesting that cases be consolidated to a central federal court for quicker handling.
Millions of patients use prescription drugs or medical devices every day, trusting that these products are safe and have been properly tested. Sadly, this is not always the case. Thousands of families are affected by drug injury or death each year.
Many consumers don’t know that pharmaceutical companies and the FDA do not disclose all drug side effects or independent research of the safety of these products. They also may not know that millions of dollars are awarded each year to help those injured.
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Thousands of prescription drugs have been linked to side effects, but some of these are so severe they lead to recalls or restricted use. Learn if your medicine is included.
In recent years the FDA and manufacturers have recalled several popular medical implants or surgical devices due to a heightened risk of injury or death.
DrugNews can help you navigate the challenging process of filing a claim for your drug or medical device injury. Lawyers are available to talk for free today.