Benicar
201601.30
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Benicar

Benicar General Information Benicar is one of America’s most popular blood pressure and hypertension medications. Unfortunately, the drug which has been on the U.S. market since 2002 has recently been linked to very serious side effects. Benicar is in a class of medicines called angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARB for short. ARB’s work by…

New Lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline over Zofran (ondansetron)
201601.26
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New Lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline over Zofran (ondansetron)

New lawsuits have been filed against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Zofran (ondansetron). The latest lawsuit in the pending multidistrict litigation (MDL) comes from parents in Texas who are saying they were deceived into believing Zofran was safe for use during pregnancy. Unfortunately for the parents, their first daughter died in 2000 after…

Power Morcellator
201601.23
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Power Morcellator

Power Morcellator General Information A power morcellator is a helpful surgical tool that is used during gynecological surgeries including hysterectomies and myomectomies. While this tool is not new (having been approved by the FDA since 1991), there have been recent developments that suggest the device’s use could severely shorten a woman’s long-term life expectancy by…

Essure, manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals
201601.22
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Essure, manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Essure General Information Essure, manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, is an implanted sterilization device and is marketed as a nonsurgical way of preventing pregnancies. Essure is a device made of two metal and polyester coils which are implanted into each fallopian tube through the vagina. Essure was approved by the FDA’s premarket approval program on November…

Zoloft General Information
201601.21
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Zoloft General Information

Zoloft (Sertraline HCL) is manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and was first introduced in 1990 in the United Kingdom. By 1991, Zoloft was approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of major depression. Zoloft was later approved by the FDA for the treatment of panic disorder as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder. Since its approval, it…