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Top Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: FDA Issues Warnings on Acid Reflux Drugs

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The FDA warned today that use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — including popular brands such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid — may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea. The warning comes after a review of data from the agency’s Adverse Event Reporting System and the medical literature suggested such a link. A … Continue reading Top Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: FDA Issues Warnings on Acid Reflux Drugs

PPI Inhibitor Drugs – Nexium, Prilosec, PrevAcid: Linked to Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure, Research Shows

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

CBS News reports that Long-term use of a common type of medication used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers may lead to an increased risk of kidney disease and kidney failure, new research shows. The study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, adds to prior research that suggests proton-pump inhibitors … Continue reading PPI Inhibitor Drugs – Nexium, Prilosec, PrevAcid: Linked to Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure, Research Shows

Product Liability: Actos, Drug to Treat Diabetes Linked to Bladder Cancer

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Actos, otherwise known as pioglitazone hydrochloride is a medication that is part of a group of drugs used to treat diabetes. These drugs have been shown to potentially cause adverse effects with on the liver and the cardiovascular system. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. first introduced Actos in the late 1990s to treat type 2 diabetes, … Continue reading Product Liability: Actos, Drug to Treat Diabetes Linked to Bladder Cancer

Dangerous Drugs: Invokana Type 2 Diabetes Drug Linked to Serious Injuries Including Ketoacidosis, Which May Lead to Kidney Failure, Heart Attacks, and Even Death

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Warning: Invokana®/ Invokamet® The FDA has cautioned that Invokana® and other SGLT2 inhibitors could be the cause of serious injuries including ketoacidosis which may lead to kidney failure, heart attacks, hospitalization, coma or even death. Invokana® (Invokamet®) manufacturers allegedly failed to warn patients and doctors of this increased risk and the … Continue reading Dangerous Drugs: Invokana Type 2 Diabetes Drug Linked to Serious Injuries Including Ketoacidosis, Which May Lead to Kidney Failure, Heart Attacks, and Even Death

Zofran® Birth Defect Warning: Zofran® taken during pregnancy could increase the risk of birth defects.

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Recent studies have shown that Zofran® (ondansetron), a commonly prescribed medication to treat morning sickness in pregnant women, may increase the risk of having a baby with a birth defect by as much as 30%. Pregnant women who take Zofran® could give birth to babies with any of the following defects: heart defect, cleft lip, … Continue reading Zofran® Birth Defect Warning: Zofran® taken during pregnancy could increase the risk of birth defects.

Product Liability: Zoloft (Sertraline), Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), And Other SSRI Medications Could Cause Birth Defects

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Zoloft (Sertraline), Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), and other SSRI medications that are typically used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and some personality disorders have been under investigation, as studies show the benefit is questionable in mild to moderate cases. However, there is a consensus the benefit is significant for those patients with very … Continue reading Product Liability: Zoloft (Sertraline), Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), And Other SSRI Medications Could Cause Birth Defects

Product Liability: Trader Joe’s recalls raw cashews after FDA testing reveals potential salmonella threat.

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/19, Garza) reports Trader Joe’s announced on its website a recall of its Raw Cashew Pieces because of potential salmonella contamination. Trader Joe’s removed the product from its shelves and suspended sales. ABC World News (1/18, story 9, 0:20, Muir) added that the Trader Joe’s recall expands over 30 states and … Continue reading Product Liability: Trader Joe’s recalls raw cashews after FDA testing reveals potential salmonella threat.

Product Liability: FDA Says it Received 5,000 Complaints of Adverse Effects From Implantable Birth Control Device.

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo, TX — The Wall Street Journal (6/25, Burton, Subscription Publication) reports that the FDA has received 5,000 adverse reaction complaints from women who have had a sterilization implant known as Essure. The agency said it has received reports of four deaths from women who had the device, in addition to five reports of fetal … Continue reading Product Liability: FDA Says it Received 5,000 Complaints of Adverse Effects From Implantable Birth Control Device.

FDA Warnings: Colorado Natural Grocery Recalls Macadamia Nuts Due to Salmonella Risk

Posted on May 28, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The Food Safety News (5/28, 2K) reports that Colorado-based natural grocery chain Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc. “is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand macadamia nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.” While the FDA found samples of the product that tested positive for Salmonella, the company has … Continue reading FDA Warnings: Colorado Natural Grocery Recalls Macadamia Nuts Due to Salmonella Risk

Product Liability: Sushi-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to Nine States

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

ABC World News (5/22, story 9, 0:20, Robach, 5.84M) reported that a “nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning,” while traced to raw tuna in sushi, has not been traced to a single source. The outbreak has sickened over 50 people and led to 10 hospitalizations. The outbreak, which started in California, has since spread to eight … Continue reading Product Liability: Sushi-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to Nine States