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

Tennessee Jurisdictions Sue Big Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic

This past Thursday, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported that three Tennessee district attorneys are bringing legal action against Purdue...

In Wake of Brazilian Ban, Bayer Discontinues Essure in Two European Countries

On February 17 of this year, the Brazilian health authority Anvisa announced that all imports, distribution and sales of...

Litigation Begins Against Big Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic – Will It Work?

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached crisis proportions. On one hand, Big Pharma has been getting very,...

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...

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 from 15 to 44. 62%...

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 Pharmaceutical Company and its partners...

E-Cigarette Ads Are Targeting Young People – And It’s Encouraging Them to Take Up The Real Thing

Years ago, Big Tobacco was infamous for covertly targeting its advertising toward young people. In fact, it is still going on. According to the organization Truth Initiative, tobacco companies continue to place a disproportionate number of ads in low-income neighborhoods, particularly in predominantly African-American communities.Fortunately, the efforts of...

Why Is the U.S. Failing At Keeping Mothers Alive During Childbirth?

Despite flaunting advanced science and investments into quality of life, the United States is still woefully behind much of the developed world when it comes to keeping mothers alive during childbirth.As ProPublica notes, while other advanced nations continue to see their maternal mortality rates drop, the U.S. has seen...

Papantonio: Daily Death Tolls Caused By Big Pharma’s Opioid Epidemic

According to data by the Center for Disease Control, 91 Americans die every day from overdosing on opioids, in the form of both prescription drugs and drugs like heroin. But its that first class – prescription painkillers – that is a major cause for concern. America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio...

Approval Based On Emotion Rather Than Science: How One Pharma Company Won Expedited FDA Approval for Obscenely Expensive Drug

There are two parts to this tale. One involves a mother who was desperate for a treatment that might keep her sons alive. The other involves the CEO of a pharmaceutical corporation who was equally desperate to pump up the value of his company's stock.Just over a year...

Bard Medical is At It Again With Defective Hernia Patches

Once again, Bard Medical – the company that brought defective products to the health care market that include the...

Taxotere Claims Jump 8% in One Month

There has been a recent spike in the number of lawsuits against Taxotere maker Sanofi-Aventis over the past four...

Cherokee Nation Suing Big Pharma Over Their Gross Opioid Push

Attorneys representing the Cherokee Nation have filed a lawsuit against the nation’s top pharmaceutical...

FDA Issues Warning to Abbott Laboratories About Defective Devices

In a strongly-worded letter last week, the federal Food and Drug Administration issued a...

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,...
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...

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...