Welcome to Drug Safety News. It's our goal to provide you current news stories and videos regarding various prescription drugs and medical devices that have been the subject of recalls and/or national litigation. Just because a prescription drug or medical device is discussed below does not mean it's causing you harm. It simply means that safety issues have been raised.

You should not stop using your medication or device simply because it's written about. Instead, you should click on the story, and become informed of the potential issues. If you have concerns after reading the information, then you should consult your physician, and determine the proper medical course for you.

CURRENT NEWS

New Study Indicates That Nexium, Prilosec and Other Proton Pump Inhibitors May Be Fatal

A new study from the Washington University School of Medicine involving 350,000 VA patients has found that proton pump...

Xarelto Injuries & Deaths Up By Over 40% in 2016

As the third lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer AG gets underway, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)...

Potential Actemra Competitor Fails to Gain FDA Approval

New Jersey-based pharmaceutical firm Johnson & Johnson may not get FDA approval this week for a rheumatoid arthritis treatment...

Justice For Benicar Victims: Drugmaker Daiichi-Sankyo Agrees to $330 Million Settlement

This week, Tokyo-based pharmaceutical firm Daiichi-Sankyo Ltd. announced that it will pay out $300 million to settle approximately 2,300...

Medical Use of IVC Filters Declines Worldwide – But is Still High in The U.S.

Since the FDA issued a safety alert regarding IVC filters in 2010, there has been a steady decline in...

Wrigley Targets E-Cigarette Company in Trademark Infringement Case

E-cigarette manufacturers have been criticized before over targeting youth and young adults in its advertising and promotions – but...

Department of Justice Charges 400 Individuals With Health Care Fraud: One in Four Were Peddling Opioids

This week saw the “largest health care fraud takedown operation” in the nation's history, according to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Over 400 people – nearly 60 of whom are licensed physicians or nurse practitioners – have been charged with health care fraud costing American taxpayers $1.3 billion. 120...

The Opioid Addiction Crisis: Crypto Currencies, the “Dark Web” and Synthetic Opioids

Current efforts to deal with the ongoing opioid addiction crisis in the U.S. have been focusing on the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and market the product. However, a recent story from Portland, Oregon about an 18-year-old girl who died from an opioid overdose highlights another, even more sinister aspect...

Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance: The Monsanto Roundup Glyphosate Connection

People of a certain age probably remember a time when eating bread, pasta and other foods made from wheat flour wasn't a problem. Then suddenly, about 15 years ago, the term “gluten intolerance” entered the everyday lexicon. Not coincidentally, it was about 25 years ago that the amount of...

The Jury Is In: E-Cigarettes are NOT a “Safer Alternative” to Tobacco

A recent study appearing in the current issue of JAMA Pediatrics now confirms what many researchers have long suspected: e-cigarettes are not safer than the combustible tobacco type, and do increase cancer risks. Not by themselves, but because they do indeed encourage young people to take up regular cigarettes.The...

Opioids Don’t Care If You’re Rich or Poor, Black or White: Death Rates Rising In All Groups

Thanks to the epidemic created in doctors’ offices and medicine cabinets across the country, the death rate is rising...

MIT Scientist: Use of Monsanto’s Roundup Is Causing Autism

According to a senior research scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, up to 50% of all children born...

The Thriving Black Market for Concerta, Adderall and Other ADHD Medications on College Campuses

As the end of the academic year approaches and college and university students gear...

Three Strikes For Zimmer Biomet: Hips, Shoulders and Now Spinal Fusion Stimulators are Recalled

The last few years have not been good ones for medical device manufacturer Zimmer...

America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio Discusses the Dangers of the Mirena Contraceptive

There are currently 61 million American women in their childbearing years ranging in age...

Abilify Makers Join Forces With Manufacturer of the World’s First Ingestible Medical Monitor

Undeterred by a growing number of lawsuits over the antipsychotic medication Abilify, drugmaker Otsuka...

The “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act” Will Make it More Difficult to Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable

Even when companies like Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Daichii Sankyo and others are found...