Last month, the FDA made news when it announced new warnings about ketoacidosis and urinary tract infections would be added to three diabetes drugs of the SGLT2 class: Invokana, Jardiance and Farxiga.
Now, DrugNews reports that an increasing number of former Invokana patients are filing lawsuits against the maker of the drug, Janssen, after being subjected to ketoacidosis with little or no prior warning from the manufacturer.
After years of speculation that the popular anti-nausea drug Zofran may cause birth defects when prescribed for pregnancy morning sickness, a federal panel last year created a dedicated court for victims to file claims.
However, as the number of Zofran lawsuits have swelled to several hundred, the maker of the drug, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has filed a request to dismiss all claims in an effort to block the rights of families to recover damages.
Three novel oral anticoagulant medications – Pradaxa, Xarelto and Eliquis, have battled it out in recent years to grab their share of an estimated $6 billion blood thinning drug market once dominated by the generic drug warfarin.
And while each has promised it is safer and easier to use than warfarin, Pradaxa and Xarelto have been plagued by thousands of reports of patients suffering extended hospitalization or death from internal bleeding. So far, more than 5,000 lawsuits have surfaced alone for Pradaxa bleeding.
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.
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