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FDA Issues Black Box Warning for Diabetes Drug Invokana

FDA Issues Strongest Warning for Invokana

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA confirms increased risk of leg and foot amputations with the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR)

FDA Issues Black Box Warning

Based on new data from two large clinical trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. We are requiring new warnings, including our most prominent Boxed Warning, to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels to describe this risk.

If you or a loved one have been taking Invokana (Invokamet, Invokamet XR) and have suffered serious side effects or permanent disability, including amputation, please contact MedRecallNews today to get the help you need.

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The Deadliest Room In Your House

The Bathroom is the Deadliest Room in Everyone’s Home

Prescription Medication Kills Thousands of People Each and Every Year

PHILADELPHIA – September 26, 2012 – What is the deadliest room in a house? Amazingly it is the bathroom. Even more specifically, it is the medicine chest inside of the bathroom. Expired medication and drugs with unknown side effects injure and kills thousands each and every year. The worst part is, most of the time we are not aware of the risk until it is simply too late.

“People trust drug companies and doctors to prescribe medicine that helps cure a disease or enhances their quality of life,” said Jesse Levine with MedRecall News.

Deadliest Room In Your House -MedRecallNews“The problem is we find out later that many of these drugs and other medical devices are actually killing people instead of helping them.”

There are a number of drugs recently discovered to be injuring and killing people instead of helping them. Among the many drugs with deadly side effects are Actos, Paxil, Pradaxa, Chantix, Topamax, Yaz and Zoloft. Medical devices are also to blame for many injuries and deaths. Among the many medical devices found to be causing health problems are hip implants; the Granuflo dialysis treatment; and birth control devices such as the very popular NuvaRing.

“Amazingly millions of people across the nation used one or many of those very common drugs and medical devices,” Levine said. “Many people may still be using them. Now we are finding out that these drugs and medical devices have dangerous, and often deadly, previously unknown side effects.”

Just as an example, the popularly prescribed antidepressant drug Zoloft has been connected to a six-fold increase in fetal birth defects including potentially fatal circulatory problems. “Many people were popping Zoloft just like candy,” Levine said. “If you happen to be pregnant when you took it and had a child with these problems, you may not have connected it to the Food and Drug Administration approved antidepressant medication.”

For people that have taken these drugs, Levine wants to point out that they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries or the death of their loved ones.

“Anyone that has taken these drugs, or knows someone that has taken these drugs, needs to get more information about their side effects immediately,” he said. “The best way to get more details about these deadly drugs is to check out the MedRecall News website. We have been consumer advocates helping people get the compensation they deserve for more than 10 years. Plus we never charge a fee for our services.”

Need Help? Contact MedRecallNews today or call Toll Free: (866) 321-3585

Talcum Powder Health Risk

Could Talcum Powder Be A Serious Health Risk for Women?

Johnson & Johnson Lawsuits Link Baby Powder to Ovarian Cancer

For many of us, Johnson & Johnson baby powder talcum was a part of our daily hygiene ritual passed down from our mother’s before us. Now major lawsuits are rewarding massive sums to women that courts have ruled suffered serious health effects from this seemingly wholesome and innocent practice. It is every woman’s nightmare that a product that has been trusted for so long, and used for such an intimate purpose, would result in serious injury and death. Is Johnson & Johnson guilty of endangering the health of women? Did Johnson & Johnson ignore studies warning that talc had been found deeply embedded in Ovarian cancer tumors? You be the judge.

Jury awards $55 Million in Damages to woman who had hysterectomy

After about 10 hours of deliberations, a state court jury in St. Louis, Mo., awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages to Gloria Ristesund, 62, of Sioux Falls, S.D. Ms. Ristesund was diagnosed with Stage I ovarian cancer in 2011, and had a hysterectomy, including removal of her uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Johnson & Johnson Dealt $72 Million Courtroom Loss in Talc-Ovarian Cancer Case

A jury ordered the health care products giant to pay $72 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the family of Jacqueline Fox of Birmingham, Ala. Jacqueline died of ovarian cancer in October at the age of 62 after years of using the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene. Her family members have declared that the money was secondary and that they will use it to continue to continue to bring this issue to the public’s attention. The jury vote was an overwhelming 10-2 in finding that Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc., guilty of negligence, failure to warn and conspiracy to conceal the risks of its products.

What you need to know

If you, or a loved one, have used Johnson & Johnson baby talcum as part of your feminine hygiene and have been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer you may have been a victim of this potential health care danger.

A brand new study found a 33% increase in risk of Ovarian cancer amongst women who had used talc powder for feminine hygiene.
If you do not currently have legal representation you should seek action immediately. MedRecallNews can assist you in finding appropriate legal representation.

Need Help? Contact MedRecallNews today or call Toll Free: (866) 321-3585

If you have not been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer but are a long term user of baby talcum products for personal feminine hygiene you may want to get medical advice, and by all means, discontinue the use of the product. It would also be wise to document your use of the product, keep receipts, and carefully monitor your health. Please help us by spreading the word so that our sisters will not have to suffer this risk any longer. MedRecallNews cares about the health of women and children and believes in holding accountable those who would put them at risk.