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

Johnson & Johnson Moves Ahead in Seeking Approval For Expanded Use of Invokana

Despite the demonstrated links between lower limb amputations, kidney failure, osteoporosis and acute pancreatitis, Johnson & Johnson has followed...

As Dicamba Divides Communities and States Continue to Restrict Dicamba Use, Monsanto is Laughing All the Way to the...

As the state of Indiana joins Arkansas and other states in restricting the use and sale of dicamba and...

Anti-Psychotic Medications: There Are Healthier, Less Risky Alternatives

It is no secret that Americans are the most over-medicated people on the planet – particularly when it comes...

Did Johnson & Johnson Know Its Talcum Powder Contained Asbestos Forty Years Ago?

Amid the ongoing controversy over whether the talc in Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder actually causes ovarian cancer, a...

Despite Injury Reports and Lawsuits, Some Doctors Still Consider the Surgical Mesh an “Important Tool”

When surgical mesh first came onto the market back in the 1990s, medical device manufacturers touted it as a...

FDA Refuses to Approve Actemra Competitor, Citing Concerns Over Heart Attacks – Yet Actemra Carries No Such Warnings

One of the major problems with drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis is the side effects that can cause...

Despite Onslaught of Injury Lawsuits, Janssen Cuts Deal with European Distributor for Invokana

While injury lawsuits over the diabetic medication Invokana (canagliflozin) continue to pile up against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer has entered into a distribution agreement with U.K.-based Mundipharma, giving the British company exclusive rights to sell Invokana and Vokanamet (known as Invokamet in the U.S.) in...

Recent Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Allege Manufacturer Ethicon Was Aware of Problems – and Took No Action

A lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in New York earlier this month alleges that Ethicon, Inc., manufacturer of the Physiomesh hernia repair system, was aware of serious problems associated with the device, yet “failed to warn or notify doctors, regulatory agencies and consumers of the known severe...

The FDA’s “Orphan Drug” Program is Turning into a Cash Cow For Big Pharma

The intentions behind the Orphan Drug Act of 1983 may have been good ones, but in recent years, it has also been an opportunity for Big Pharma to dodge taxes and make big profits – often at the expense of taxpayers, while providing questionable benefits to patients it was...

Another Defective DePuy Product Is Injuring Patients: the Attune Knee

A few years ago, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy found itself facing litigation over a pair of hip replacement products, the Pinnacle and the ASR Hip Implants. Both of these metal-on-metal devices were defective and prone to failure. Apparently, the company has learned nothing from being hit with a...

Hernia Meshes are Causing the Same Issues They were Intended to Prevent: Some Personal Stories

In December 2013, Bill Tedford, a resident of Jefferson County, Alabama, underwent surgery in order to repair a hernia....

Guaranteed, Single-Payer Health Care: It’s Not Just Good for People, It’s Good for Business

Imagine you are running your own company – or perhaps you already do. Would it help if you were...

Good News For The Weekend: a New “Old” Potential Treatment for Autism

Until the introduction of the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup), autism...

Use of IVC Filters in Spinal Cord Injuries of Little Value

After an extensive analysis of several years of patient data, a group of surgeons...

Abilify: New Study Indicates the Benefits Aren’t Worth the Risks

For some time, it has been known that the anti-depressant drug Abilify causes people...

Good News For The Weekend: Scientists Are Figuring Out A Way to Combat “Superbugs”

Let's face it...most of the news we are hearing these days is pretty discouraging....

Silicone Breast Implants are back – This Time the Issue is Cancer

After more than 40 years of controversies that caused more than half a million...