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

FDA Issues Warning to Abbott Laboratories About Defective Devices

In a strongly-worded letter last week, the federal Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to medical device company...

More E-Cigarette Dangers: Heart Disease and Childhood Asthma

While a great deal remains unknown about the long-term health effects of e-cigarette smoking, two recently published medical research...
Abilify and Autism

Treating Autism With Abilify: Is It a Good Idea?

In 2009, the FDA approved Abilify (aripiprazole) for treating irritability in autistic children and youth up to age 17....

Yet Another Side Effect From Prilosec and Nexium: Higher Rates of Pneumonia in Dementia Patients

It appears that there is no end to the list of side effects caused by use of proton pump...
Nexium Prilosec Colitis

Nexium & Prilosec — Kidney Damage, Elevated Stroke Risk, Accelerated Aging and Dementia, and Now – Colitis

On top of numerous other side effects attributable to frequent use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – which include...

In The Face of Growing Litigation, Xarelto Makers Seek New Customers

Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of the anti-coagulant Xarelto (rivaroxaban), currently face more than 15,000 lawsuits, alleging that...
e-cigarette history

The E-Cigarette Story – History, Benefits & Concerns

“E-cigarettes,” or as they are more properly known, “electronic cigarettes,” have been around for well over fifty years, although the modern version has only been on the market for the past dozen years. Since that time, the use of e-cigarettes has increased exponentially. According to figures from the Centers...

Bair Hugger Surgical Warming Blanket Litigation on the Rise

Since the beginning of the year, the number of Bair Hugger lawsuits has passed the 1000 mark. As of January 15th, there were a total of 1,105 cases pending before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where all federal lawsuits have been consolidated in...

Former Convicted Arms Smuggler and Gun Runner Blames Abilify For His Behavior

Can Abilify, demonstrated to cause uncontrollable, impulsive and destructive behavior, also cause the user to engage in criminal behavior? A former gun-runner and convicted fraudster believes so – and is going to court in order to prove it. Many people don't remember the name Efraim Diveroli today, but his life...
Box of Nexium

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked To Kidney Damage

Popular proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as omeprazole (Prilosec) and esomeprazole (Nexium) have long been popular for treating acid reflux and heartburn. Used short term or occasionally, they are relatively harmless.However, many people take them on a regular basis over extended periods, and suffer serious side effects as...
Doctor Holding Hip Implant

Stryker Reaches New Settlement Agreement in Wake of Falling Revenues

More than two years after an offer to pay $1.4 billion to patients to settle lawsuits over defective hip...
Baby with Teething Product

FDA Issues Warning About Homeopathic Teething Products: “Throw Them Away”

It's been stated before, but it bears repeating: simply because something is labeled “all-natural,” “organic” and/or “homeopathic” does not...

Deaths From Opioid Overdose Cause Morgues to Overflow While Big Pharma Profits

It almost seems like a conspiracy; Big pharmaceutical companies continue to dump highly addictive...
Xarelto Heart Study

Bayer and Janssen Call Off Clinical Trial for Xarelto – Apparently, They Don’t Think it’s Needed Anymore

The most recent clinical study of Xarelto (rivaroxaban) has been halted more than a...
Essure Miscarriages

Number of Fetal Deaths Due To Essure Device Are Far Greater Than Reported

Kristiana Burrell became pregnant, despite having the Essure contraceptive device implanted. During the pregnancy,...

E-Cigarettes Are Getting a Whole New Generation of Children Hooked on Nicotine

When electronic cigarettes were first introduced in 2004, one of their touted benefits was...
Go Boldly Big Pharma Ad

What’s the Story Behind the New “Go Boldly” Big Pharma Ads?

The pharmaceutical industry has taken some major black eyes over the past few years...