Tainted Epidural Steroid Shots
A Massachusetts pharmacy called the New England Compounding Center (NECC) also known as the New England Compound Pharmacy Inc has recalled their epidural steroid shots because they are tainted with fungal meningitis. These tainted epidural steroid shots have been sent to clinics in over 23 states. Over 13,000 people have received these tainted shots.
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GranuFlo and NaturaLyte
Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) manufactures GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. These products are used in dialysis treatments. FMC is one of the largest dialysis clinic operators in the world.
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Propecia and Proscar
Propecia™ and Proscar™ were developed by Merck and Co Inc. In 1992, finasteride (5 mg) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
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Actos was prescribed to patients to help keep their diabetes under control. Sadly, for some who were taking the drug for over a year, it caused them to develop bladder cancer.
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Fosamax was prescribed to female patients to help with bone density and to fight osteoporosis. Sadly, instead of being helpful, some women’s femurs started to break or getting osteonecrosis of the jaw (a gap in their jaw).
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Topamax (Topiramate) is prescribed to help people who have seizures or migraines. Even though this drug has proved to be useful in normal adult patients, it is very dangerous to unborn babies.
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Accutane® is another dangerous pharmaceutical that was improperly manufactured, tested, marketed and distributed to patients across the country.
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