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Blood Thinner Lawsuits Settle for $650 Million

In May, the manufacturer of a popular blood thinner agreed to settle approximately 4,000 lawsuits for an estimated $650 million. The anti-coagulant dabigatran, brand name Pradaxa, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. Pradaxa is prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with non-valvular atrial… Read More »

Potential Settlement Reached in Meningitis Outbreak

For victims of the multistate meningitis outbreak, financial relief may be forthcoming. In September of 2012, health officials noticed an uptick in meningitis cases reported across the nation. Rapid investigation of the outbreak led officials to the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a Massachusetts company. NECC manufactured large quantities of compounded drugs for clinics and… Read More »

FDA Announces Recall of Drugs Produced by Abrams Royal Compounding

In the wake of a meningitis outbreak last year, the sale of contaminated drugs continues to be a nationwide health problem.  Earlier we discussed the Drug Quality and Security Act, a recently enacted statute intended to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of compounding facilities.  The act gives the FDA some authority to… Read More »

Avoiding Pharmacy Errors

Pharmacy errors are nothing new. Remember the scene in It’s a Wonderful Life when young George Bailey stops his pharmacist boss, Mr. Gower, from accidentally poisoning a patient? That was 1946. The drug industry has certainly changed a lot since then — mostly for the better. But not entirely. One thing that has changed today,… Read More »

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