Prescription / OTC Drugs

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Few people have gone through life without being helped by antibiotics, vaccines, or pain medications. However, sometimes the pharmaceutical industry has put profits before public safety, rushing to the market drugs which have dangerous or deadly side effects. When a defective drug causes harm to an unsuspecting patient, a personal injury attorney can file an action against the manufacturer. In many cases, so many people have been harmed by the same dangerous prescription drug that a class action lawsuit is filed, successfully winning compensation for the plaintiffs who suffered heart attacks, pain, organ damage or other catastrophic consequences simply by taking a medication which was prescribed to help them.

If you are taking one of these drugs and are concerned about possible side effects, please consult with your doctor about the potential risks. If you, or a family member, have taken prescription drugs and suffered any serious side effects, it is important to find legal representation with a history of standing up to pharmaceutical companies. Contact the attorneys at Pogust Braslow & Millrood.

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Pharmaceutical News from the PBM Blog

Xarelto, The Unstoppable Blood Thinner   |   February 24th, 2015

If you’ve ever had surgery — say, a knee replacement — or a diagnostic procedure like a heart catheterization, it’s very likely you were given an anticoagulant drug to prevent blood clots. Older patients are often on a regular anticoagulant regimen to prevent strokes and treat atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). For years, Coumadin (warfarin) was […]

ANTI-NAUSEA DRUG ZOFRAN DURING PREGNANCY IS LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS   |   February 13th, 2015

Zofran, a GlaxoSmith Kline drug developed to treat nausea in those receiving cancer treatments, has become one of the top 20 brand-name drugs in the U.S. It has undoubtedly helped millions of cancer patients endure the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy and surgical patients ward off post-operative nausea. However, over the years it has […]

Philadelphia Risperdal Litigation Underway   |   January 30th, 2015

The first Risperdal trial is well underway in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.  The trial is focused on how Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug originally only approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults, was used by its manufacturer, to target  young children for the treatment of autism, mental illness and behavioral issues and the manufacturer’s […]