Grapefruit may make medications turn deadly

By | Product Liability

People who rely on medication to keep health problems in check have a new worry from an unlikely source. The sour grapefruit that some people enjoy for breakfast after sweetening it with sugar can turn some pharmaceutical products into dangerous drugs causing serious injury or even death in some cases. Residents of Tennessee who take medication and eat grapefruit should consult their doctor. The sometimes lethal combination may well lead to some products liability lawsuits. The possible impact of grapefruit on those taking prescription medications was explored in a just published medical study. It found that the number of medications…

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Over 100 lawsuits filed after patients die from dangerous drug

By | Product Liability

Advancements in the medical and pharmaceutical drug fields are typically praised and released as quickly as possible. In an effort to make money and increase demand for a drug, manufacturers may spare no expense marketing their product and encouraging doctors in Memphis and nationwide to prescribe the new medication. Unfortunately, this can mean that products are released to consumers by doctors who may not realize the risk that a drug may pose to a patient. A new drug on the market can generate a lot of interest, particularly if there has not been a similar drug released for quite some…

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Leading Cause of Liver Failure in the U.S.

By | Dangerous & Defective Drugs

An advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggested lowering the recommended and maximum daily doses of acetaminophen to 650 mg and approximately 2,600 mg, respectively. The lowered dosing is intended to protect consumers from unknowing overdose that may lead to liver complications or failure. Acetaminophen-containing drugs, like Percocet and Vicodin, are also on the chopping block. Both drugs are made up of a combination of hydrocodone or oxycodone and acetaminophen. The suspected problem with these types of pain killers is that many who take them are unaware that they also contain acetaminophen and they may take additional Tylenol or…

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Avandia To Be Removed from Tennessee Retail Pharmacies

By | Dangerous & Defective Drugs

Recognizing the heart risks Avandia poses to those who use it, the Food and Drug Administration announced new rules in May to pull the diabetes drug from the shelves of retail pharmacies throughout Tennessee and the rest of the U.S. Although the new rules don’t go into effect until November, many pharmacies have already stopped dispensing the controversial drug. Linked to severe cardiovascular events, including heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and liver problems, the FDA has determined that in the majority of cases, the risks of Avandia far outweigh its benefits for those living with Type 2 diabetes. The FDA’s…

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