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Taxotere Hair Loss: Breast Cancer Drug Causes Alopecia in Women

It was back during the late 1990s that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved injections of docetaxel (brand name Taxotere®) for different forms of cancer. Since that time, it’s been approved to treat breast, prostate, head, and neck cancers. Patients suffering from gastric cancers and non-small cell lung cancer have also been advised to use this drug. At present, many patients are now filing lawsuits claiming their doctors failed to inform them that using this drug could result in permanent (not just temporary) hair loss. While some observers have tried to minimize the significance of permanent hair...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawyers | Actos Injury Attorney

Actos Lawyers, F&A represents patients who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after having taken prescription drug Actos (pioglitazone). This medication is usually prescribed for individuals with Type 2 diabetes and is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd., a Japanese company. The US Food & Drug Administration issued a safety alert in June 2011 informing the public that use of Actos for more than one year may be linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Several european countries including France have banned Actos. While Takeda changed the label on the drug to warn patients of this increased bladder cancer risk,...

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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer NY

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers - Frekhtman Associates represent victims of contaminated steroid injections.  Call Now 866-ATTY-LAW for a free consultation. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak was caused by Epidural Steroid Pain Management Injections for Back Pain Sufferers. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), more than 14,000 back pain patients across the United States in 23 different states have been treated with a tainted pain relief medicine that may have caused fungal meningitis. As of this week, almost 500 cases along with 34 deaths are linked to the outbreak following a pain relief injection that utilized the steroid methylprednilosone acetate, a...

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New York Product Recall Lawyer updates on Meningitis Outbreak 2012: 7 Killed and 91 Injured

The U.S Health Officials from CDC on Sunday reported an additional 27 cases of meningitis making total number of meningitis cases as 91. This fungal meningitis outbreak is linked to steroid injections that has killed seven people so far and now infected 91 in nine states. The recall is being done due to risk of contamination, and in cooperation with an investigation being ordered by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy. In addition to the back pain steroid, other recalled products include acetaminophen suppositories, nipple ointments, morphine, vancomycin, and vitamin K. Tennessee State has been...

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Meningitis Outbreak in 5 States traced to Back Pain Shot received from New England Compounding Center

Four people have died and more than 30 patients are sick due to meningitis outbreak which has now reached five states. So far cases have appeared in Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia and Maryland. It is feared that the outbreak might spread to other states because they have already received shipments of the contaminated drug by New England Compounding Center, A Massachusetts pharmacy. Experts fear that the number of cases will rise in the coming few days. The patients are thought to have been infected by a steroid drug contaminated with a fungus, Aspergillus manufactured by The New England Compounding Center,...

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