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Joseph H. Saunders

Zohydro: FDA and Greedy Drug Companies Ignore Public Health

The United States consumes more than 80 percent of the global supply of opioids, and overdoses from prescription opioid drugs kill nearly 17,000 Americans every year. This averages out to approximately one overdose death every 30 minutes. In the midst […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Wallcur Medical IV Saline Bag Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating Wallcur, a San Diego based company, for shipping hundreds of non-sterile saline bags and syringes. These bags were produced for training health care workers not for use with human patients. However, […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Low Testosterone Drugs Spark Heart Attack Lawsuits

A recent academic medical study provides a solid scientific basis to prove that highly advertised “Low T” drugs AndroGel and Axiron and others are causing heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots in men taking these drugs. The study referred to […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Study Finds Increased Risk of Vision Loss for Actos Users

A British medical study released this week in the online edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that the diabetes drug Actos can increase the risk of vision loss from macular edema….

Joseph H. Saunders

Thousands of Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Expected

In anticipation of a wave of lawsuits, the federal courts have issued an order coordinating the Actos bladder cancer lawsuits before one judge in the United States District Court for the…

Joseph H. Saunders

Actos Users at Risk for Bladder Cancer

The diabetes drug Actos has been associated with bladder cancer and the FDA has now required the manufacturer to provide warnings of this risk. Prior to 2011 Actos manufacturer Takeda…

Joseph H. Saunders

Zimmer Knee Implant Cases Spur Lawsuit Against Attorneys

A lawsuit filed February 16, 2011 by Zimmer, an orthopaedic device manufacturer, against consumer justice attorneys raises some interesting questions about defective or recalled products litigation…

Joseph H. Saunders

Sudden Deaths From Darvocet Without Overdose

The FDA recall of Darvocet and Darvon which are the trade names for propoxyphene was long overdue. These drugs have been on the market for over 50 years. The FDA memorandum dated November 19, 2010…

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Johnson & Johnson CEO: We Made a Mistake

J&J CEO William Weldon was summoned to testify before the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Thursday. In his testimony, he admitted the pharmaceutical company made mistakes…

Joseph H. Saunders

Bone Drugs May Increase Esophageal Cancer Risk

Drugs such as Actonel, Boniva, and Fosamax may increase the risk of contracting esophageal cancer, according to a new study published today in the British Medical Journal. The bone drugs belong to a…