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Roopal Luhana

Over 700 Diabetes Drug Lawsuits Allowed to Proceed

A federal appeals court recently signed an order allowing about 750 type-2 diabetes drug lawsuits that had previously been dismissed to proceed. The plaintiffs in these lawsuits claimed that the drugs caused pancreatic cancer. The order not only opens the […]

Roopal Luhana

Pennsylvania Woman Blames Onglyza for Heart Failure

On February 2, 2018, a Pennsylvania woman filed a new Onglyza lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She filed on behalf of another Pennsylvania woman who took Onglyza to treat her type 2 diabetes […]

Roopal Luhana

Indiana Couple Wins First Xarelto Trial in Philadelphia ($27.8M)

On December 5, 2017, an Indiana couple won their Xarelto lawsuit in Philadelphia. The jury ordered that the drug manufacturers, Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), pay $27.8 million for failing to warn about the blood-thinner’s serious side effects. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

City Attorney Opens Investigation Into Potential Unethical Use of Nuedexta

On October 19, 2017, “KTLA” news announced that Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer had opened an investigation into Avanir Pharmaceuticals—headquartered in California—and their marketing of their drug “Nuedexta” to nursing homes. Nuedexta is an FDA-approved drug which treats a […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Is Nuedexta Being Over-Prescribed Within Nursing Homes?

When the FDA approves drugs for the market, they approve them to treat one or more specific conditions.  The drug manufacturers can legally advertise the drugs only for those approved conditions. Doctors, however, may prescribe those drugs to treat other […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Study Finds Actemra Increases Risk of Adverse Events in Some Patients

Doctors prescribing the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug Actemra have been on the alert lately because of reports of concerning the drug’s side effects. Though manufacturer, Genentech and parent company Roche advertised the drug as different from previous biologic drugs, with […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Group of 15 Plaintiffs Blame Zostavax for Shingles and Nerve Damage

A group of 15 plaintiffs have filed a Zostavax lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County. They claim that after being injected with the Zostavax, a vaccine designed to reduce the risk of shingles in individuals 60 […]