Dangerous Drugs

The Pharmaceutical Industry has place on the open market some dangerous drugs without properly testing them first. In some cases, these drugs have destroyed people’s lives. The DiCello Law Firm has nationally recognized attorneys who stand up to these companies.

The following articles might help you find more information about specific topics within the Dangerous Drugs practice area. Medical Malpractice

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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).

Propecia and Proscar One of the side effects is erectile dysfunction

Fosamax®

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).

Fosamax supposed to strengthen bones but instead made them more brittle

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.

granuflo-and-naturalyte In 2010 nearly 1000 deaths were connected with the use of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte

Topamax®

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.

Topamax Birth defects like cleft lip and cleft palette have resulted from the use of Topamax by pregnant women

Tainted Epidural 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.

tainted-epidural-steroid-shots Over 13,000 people have received these tainted shots

Accutane®

Accutane® is another dangerous pharmaceutical that was improperly manufactured, tested, marketed and distributed to patients across the country.

Accutane Its severe side effects are causing damage to internal organs, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.

Actos®

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.

Actos Taking Actos for at least a year increases the risk of Bladder Cancer