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Mark Bello

Prescription Errors are Tough to Swallow

A New Jersey CVS Pharmacy mistakenly gave as many as fifty children Tamoxifen, a powerful cancer fighting medication, instead of the prescribed fluoride tablets. Although some children ingested…

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Cholesterol Drugs to get New Warnings

If you take a cholesterol-lowering drug called a statin, there is some new safety information to know. New research shows cholesterol drugs, such as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, and Vytorin may…

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FDA to Investigate Safety of Inhalable Caffeine

Are you one of those people who needs a hot cup ‘o joe to help you get through the day? Maybe you don’t like the taste of coffee or don’t want the extra calories, but would love…

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Does This Bother Anyone Other Than Emily’s List?

I don't know how many of my readers or my InjuryBoard colleagues are familiar with Emily's List, so I thought I would share some information. In 1985, a woman named Ellen Malcolm…

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Drug Name Confusing Leads to Medication Errors

We all take prescription medications at one time or another. Our doctor prescribes a specific medication for a specific condition, and we count on the pharmacist to be accurate in filling that…

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Lawsuits Guide Injury Victims to Justice

As patients, we usually assume that when a doctor prescribes drugs they have been carefully tested. Developing drugs to alleviate or cure certain conditions is a tricky business. Many medications…

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Weighing the Health Risks of Your Favorite Medication:  What Choice Would YOU Make?

For many people, taking medication – prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) – is a regular part of their daily routine. We rely on these medicines to treat a disease or illness, improve…

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Michigan's Drug Industry Immunity Law: Michigan Citizens, Fight for Your Rights!

In 2004, Merck pulled the arthritis drug, Vioxx, off the market because it caused serious heart and other health problems. The State of Michigan sued Merck to recover millions spent for Medicaid…

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Triad’s Product Contamination Problems Continue

Last month, the Triad Group recalled alcohol swabs and prep pads after it was discovered that the products could be contaminated with Bacillus cereus, which could cause serious and potentially…

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Vaccines: Should Drug Companies Be Liable for Serious Side Effects?

Some diseases are becoming rarer; immunization is the probable reason and we continue to immunize, even after incidents of disease become minimal. There seems to be no question that this…