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FDA Recalls All Zantac (Ranitidine) Heartburn Drugs

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As of April 2020, Zantac and ranitidine-based heartburn generics are no longer available in American stores. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a complete recall of the medication and urged its consumers and patients to ask their doctors about other treatment options. The drug, which has been on the market for nearly 40 years, was found… Continue reading FDA Recalls All Zantac (Ranitidine) Heartburn Drugs

Prescription Drugs & Birth Defects

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Antidepressants & Anti-Seizure medications such as Topamax, Depakote, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and others, have been associated with a higher risk of Birth Defects if taken during pregnancy. These drugs have been linked to birth defects such as cardiac defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) neural tube defects, craniosynostosis, anal atresia, cleft lip, cleft… Continue reading Prescription Drugs & Birth Defects

Report Shows Pfizer May Have Known About Zoloft Side Effects

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New developments in a case against Pfizer Inc. show that the company may have known about the potential link between the popular anti-depressant Zoloft and birth defects. If your child was born with birth defects after the mother took Zoloft during pregnancy, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our dangerous drug lawyers to discuss your claim.… Continue reading Report Shows Pfizer May Have Known About Zoloft Side Effects

Missouri Legislators Try to Ban Palcohol

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Recently, federal safety regulators approved the sale of a new alcohol product sold under the brand name Palcohol. Palcohol is a liquor condensed into powder and easily mixed with liquids to create a cocktail. The product will be easy to transport and comes in several formulations, including rum, margarita, vodka and cosmopolitans. While the U.S.… Continue reading Missouri Legislators Try to Ban Palcohol

New Research Highlights Benicar Complications

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There are few things more concerning than being prescribed medication that is supposed to help you and learning that you may be at risk for devastating side effects. That is the situation that thousands of Benicarusers find themselves in. Benicar, a popular medication used to treat high blood pressure, has raised serious concerns. The drug has caused… Continue reading New Research Highlights Benicar Complications

Avandia Recall

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Avandia Recall: In Sept. 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will significantly restrict the use of the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) to patients with Type 2 diabetes who cannot control their diabetes on other medications. These new restrictions are in response to data that suggest an elevated risk of cardiovascular events,… Continue reading Avandia Recall