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Judge in Benicar Cases: Not Enough Evidence of Causation (Yet)

Last week, the Hon. Judge Robert Kugler denied a motion by Benicar plaintiffs for partial summary judgment against drugmaker...

Opioid Overdoses Continue to Rise – Among Children!

While the judiciary is attempting to hold Big Pharma accountable for the epidemic of opioid abuse across the U.S.,...

IVC Filter Patient Counting His Blessings: His Device Was Successfully Removed

The “inferior vena cava” filter (IVC filter) was never meant to be anything other than a temporary measure. It was designed to prevent blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs after a patient has undergone joint surgery, causing an embolism. It is recommended that the device be removed...

Did Taxotere Manufacturer Sanofi Deliberately Hide The Drug’s Side Effects?

Drugs used in chemotherapy for cancer patients have numerous side effects, one of which is hair loss. In most cases, hair starts to grow back once the course of treatment is completed. However, for patients treated with Taxotere (docetaxel), the hair loss is often permanent. This is the cause of...

Bernie Sanders & Elijah Cummings Demand Answers on Pharmaceutical Price Gouging

Senator Bernie Sanders & Representative Elijah Cummings are tired of seeing American consumers ripped off by the major drug companies, and they are demanding answers on why prices are suddenly skyrocketing. This comes on the heels of a DOJ investigation into possible collusion between pharma companies to gouge consumers....

The $12 Billion Boondoggle for Big Pharma: Congress to Give Prize

H.R. 6, the so-called “21st Century Cures” Act, contains a provision – written by Big Pharma lobbyists – that would give manufacturers of prescription drugs a six-month extension on exclusivity. What this means is that it would give drug makers an additional six months to charge whatever they like for...

Big Pharma’s Price Gouging Isn’t Over Yet

Yet another Big Pharma company is drawing fire from lawmakers for raising the price of a life-saving medication by...

IVC Filter Injuries – What Happened to Some Plaintiffs

Cook Medical's Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are known to cause serious injuries when left inside the patient. These...

What’s Being Done To Solve The Drug Price Crisis?

Guest host Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, speaks with Professor Sakiko...

FDA Considers Pulling Approval For Generic Concerta

This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it may withdraw its approval...

Benicar Lawsuit: When A Global Corporation Isn’t Global All of a Sudden

Plaintiffs who have filed legal action against Benicar maker Daiichi Sankyo will not be...

Yes, Invokana Helps Weight Loss – But Only For Awhile

One of the selling points of the prescription diabetes medication Invokana (canagliflozin) has been...

Why Were Abilify Gambling Warnings Issued in Europe But Not In The U.S.?

Bradley and Denise Meyer have filed one of the increasing number of lawsuits against...