Prescription Drugs Archives - Becker Law Office

including Prempro, Premphase, Premarin, Provera, and other estrogens and progestins. Hormone replacement therapy has been linked to breast cancer, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, auto-immune disease, ovarian cancer and gallbladder cancer.

which was provided to tens of thousands of kidney dialysis patients across the country but has been linked to sudden cardiac arrest, injury and death among patients. Evidence indicates that Granuflo’s manufacturer, Fresenius Medical Care North America, knew its products posed a deadly risk to patients but kept the dangers a secret, without adequately instructing doctors and healthcare providers on how to use Granuflo in a way to avoid this harm.

which is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. Paxil has been linked to Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns (PPHN), which is a destructive condition affecting the heart and lungs of newborn infants.

birth control products, which were linked to blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If blood clots or DVTs break free and lodge in the heart or lungs (pulmonary embolism), they can cause heart attack or stroke.

a drug used to treat gastroesophogeal reflux disease, also known as “acid reflux.” Reglan was linked to a several conditions that cause involuntary repetitive movement, including tardive dyskinesia, dystonia, akathisia and pseudoparkinsonism.

a chemotherapy drug that causes permanent hair loss. Taxotere’s manufacturer knew the damage this drug could cause but failed to warn patients. To make matters worse, Taxotere was not any more effective at fighting cancer than other medications that do not cause permanent hair loss.

a combination of fenfluramine (“fen”) and phentermine (“phen”) prescription medications approved separately for use as short-term appetite suppressants. Many doctors combined the two drugs and prescribed them for long-term use in the 1990s, but studies found that fen-phen caused heart damage and/or primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), an incurable disease scarring the internal vasculature of the lungs and increasing the blood pressure in the lungs to dangerous levels.