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Robert Blanchard

The Acetaminophen Hidden In Your Meds

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been busy issuing new warnings about acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol that has been implicated in thousands of cases of liver damage. The main warning is about the maximum adult […]

Robert Blanchard

Tylenol And Your Children

Quick question: what is the Number One cause for emergency room visits among toddlers? If you said accidental poisoning, you’re in the ballpark.  More specifically, it’s accidental overdoses of common OTC medications that send 10,000 children under the age of six […]

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Procter & Gamble Defeats Science

In a jarring blow to any hope of justice for one injured plaintiff, a Pennsylvania appellate court has refused to overturn a lower court ruling that lets Procter & Gamble off the hook for severe injuries caused by one of […]

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Januvia and Pancreatic Cancer

As reported by the New Jersey Times Ledger, the drug manufacturer Merck has had to respond to inquires from the FDA regarding the cancer risks of its blockbuster diabetes medication known as…

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Drug Samples Go Generic

So trial attorney Bill Cash was taking a deposition in Minnesota a couple weeks ago and ran across something at a doctor’s office he hadn't seen before. Bill wrties: In the old days if…

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Dangers from Dialysis Medications

GranuFlo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products are now in the news. Many law firms are now aggressively pursuing, investigating and litigating cases against Fresenius, the German manufacturer and…

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Old Line Drugs and Unexpected Benefits

A diabetes treatment drug called Metformin has been around for years. It is sold under the names of Glucophage and Fortamet. While it has long enjoyed a favorable safety profile, it got displaced…

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Are there Alternatives after the Mensing decision?

I have been closely following Smith v. Wyeth, the Sixth Circuit Reglan case that was stayed in anticipation of Mensing.

According to Wyeth and Schwarz, as of November 2010, there were…

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Digitek Recall shows FDA Inept

The FDA appears late to the party again. This time widely prescribed piolls were made too large and so they had, you guessed it, too much of the medication in each dose.
Digitek pills…

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Judge Decries Preemption

Finally a beautiful and succinctstatement from a Federal Judge on the real nature of the move to preempt state courts from having pharmaceutical liability lawsuits The two pageOrder is making the…