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Pfizer has recently agreed to pay $330 million dollars to settle more than 2,200 lawsuits charging that Prempro caused women to develop Breast Cancer.   [Note: Levin Simes Abrams is not investigating Prempro cases at this time. This page is for informational purposes.] Overview Prempro, also known as conjugated estrogen/medroxyprogesterone acetate, was approved by the […]

An article published in November in BioMed Central discovered serious differences between studies funded by pharmaceutical companies selling testosterone therapy drugs, and those that were independent of pharmaceutical companies pushing the drugs. Combined with the FDA warning1 in January on the risks of testosterone therapy, including heart attacks and strokes, this paints a troubling picture […]

On January 31, 2014 the FDA published a warning on the risks of testosterone therapy1. This warning prompted news organizations to cover stories about these new risks, and now prominent consumer productions agencies are calling for changes to the warning labels of testosterone therapy products2. Public Citizen is a consumer advocacy organization with more than […]

Earlier this year, a group of private companies and institutions released a new mobile application in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiologic Health. It is called MedWatcher, and is a mobile app for use on tablets and smartphones to make reporting negative effects of drugs, medical devices, and vaccines […]

After over 1000 adverse event reports, several consumer watchdog groups have urged diabetics to avoid using Actos or its generic equivalent. Many have espoused that actos use may not be worth the associated health risks. A group by the name of “Consumer Reports” noted that Actos should only be used as a “last resort” diabetes […]

According to a recent review of FDA adverse event reports, the FDA has received over 1000 reports from individuals reporting unexplained diagnoses of bladder cancer after Actos use. This comes after several prominent scientific reports linked Actos use to an increased likelihood of developing bladder cancer. The institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently analyzed […]

A recent request was filed to centralize all New Jersey State Court Stryker Hip Implant claims in front of one judge for joint discovery and handling. Cases are often centralized to save litigation resources and expedite the overall litigation process. If approved, this request for centralization may be the first step in a potential MDL, […]

On July 10, 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics recalled its Rejuvenate hip system and ABG II modular-neck stems, both of which are popular components of many of its most popular hip implant systems. Both the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems may be used with either metal or ceramic hip implants. However, the Stryker components themselves are […]