Concerns With Proton Pump Inhibitors

Categories: Prescription Drug Lawsuit

New research suggests that one of the most prescribed medications, proton pump inhibitors, may dramatically increase a person’s risk for kidney failure and kidney disease.  That study was released in April 2016, in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.[1] The authors of the study reviewed data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs…

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Talcum Powder and Cancer Risk

Categories: Blog

What is Talcum Powder? Talcum powder[1] is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. As a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes. Although talcum powder is widely used in many…

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Product Liability Claims Involving Pharmaceutical Drugs

Categories: Legal

Between 1990 and 2008, U.S. spending on prescription drugs increased from $40 billion to $234 billion. Today, almost half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug, many of which are injured by severe side effects of dangerous drugs[1]. In general terms, “product liability” refers to the liability of a seller of a product…

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What is Benicar?

Categories: Benicar

Benicar is a blood pressure medication that blocks certain receptors, known as angiotensin receptors. Angiotensin II is a hormone that causes the blood vessels to constrict. By inhibiting the action of this hormone as well as reducing the secretion and production of other hormones involved in regulating blood pressure, blood vessels become dilated.  In 2012,…

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