Painkillers are a very powerful tool used to reduce or ease different types of pain. Healthcare professionals and different social media programs are constantly warning us about the possible side effects and overdose consequences. Nevertheless, statistics show that the number of painkiller abuse victims increases annually. Acetaminophen is a well-spread painkiller that is used to reduce and ease the pain in many conditions. This component classifies as a miscellaneous analgesic and antipyretic, approved by FDA in 1980.
Television commercials over-market birth control pills. They typically use multiple psychology tricks in order to increase the percentage of sales, but it has a damaging effect upon consumers. Young women all over the world are exposed to dangerous consequences after using oral contraceptives (Yaz or Yasmine, for example). Failing to adequately warn patients and physicians about an increased risk of serious side effects is a crime, so if you or a loved one suffered from serious health problems while or after taking this drug, consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
WHAT IS DROSPIRENONE?
Drospirenone is a synthetic hormone in birth control pills and postmenopausal hormone replacement. It is used in order to prevent ovulation (the part of the female menstrual cycle, when a mature ovarian follicle discharges an egg), causing
Drugs can have different biological effects on humans, not all of them are beneficial. Aripiprazole is a partial dopamine agonist that utilizes antidepressant properties for the treatment of biopolar disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia and others. This psychotropic drug was developed by Otsuka in Japan and has been marketed as Abilify.
In 2002 Abilify was approved by FDA in the USA and in 2004 by the European Medicines Agency for treatment of schizophrenia. In 2004 the FDA expands the use of drug to treat biopolar disorder and later that year orders label change that describes the risk of hyperglycemia and diabetes in patients taking atypical antipsychotics which included Abilify. In 2006 the drug receives a black box warning stating that it increases the risk of death in elderly users. A year later it gets a black box warning concerning the risk of suicide for patients under the age of 24.
Every day, people are injured by side effects of dangerous drugs. Defective drugs can lead to significant health risks including serious injury, disabilities and hospitalization. Although drugs are often recalled due to drug side effects, some pharmaceutical companies rush a product to market and aggressively promote the drug by persuading consumers to ask for the drug and convincing physicians to prescribe it.
Pioglizatone or Actos is a prescription drug of the thiazolidinedione (TZD) with hypoglycemic (antidiabetic, antihyperglycemic) action to treat diabetes. In 2008 it was the 10th best selling drug in the U.S. with sales exceeding $2.8 billion.
According to American Diabetes Association 25.8 million children and adults in the United States, that makes up 8.3% of population, have diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is a lifelong disease that affects the way your body uses food for energy. This means that the pancreas cannot make enough insulin resulting in high blood sugar levels.
Drugs that are used to treat type 2 diabetes belong to the incretin mimetics class. Incretin is a natural hormone which makes your body release insulin after eating, insulin lowers your blood sugar. Incretin mimetics “mimic” the activities of the incretin hormone by:
- encouraging your body to release insulin when your blood sugar level rises
- preventing the pancreas from producing to much glucagon
- slowing down the rate at which your stomach empties after eating
The liability of any or all of the the parties involved in the chain of manufacture of any product for the damage caused by that product is called product liability. The manufacturer of component parts, the assembly manufacturer, the wholesaler or retail store owner can be responsible for product liability.
Negligence is the basis for product liability claims. The concept of negligence was developed under English Law and emerged as an independent cause of action in the 18th century. Negligence is defined as conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm. It involves the failure to use reasonable care and in some cases, negligence is defined by statute, known as Negligence Per Se. Some acts are considered to be inherently negligent and do not require to prove the negligence was known or intended, when for example a doctor leaves a sponge inside their patient during surgery.
A drug may be helpful or harmful. Learning the facts about drugs can help you see the risks of chasing this excitement or escape. Here’s what you need to know about Liraglutide (Victoza). Liraglutide is a long acting glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist medication. The drug has been marketed as Victoza and it belongs to the group of incretin mimetics. Liraglutide in its Victoza form is administered as a subcutaneous injection of the abdomen, thigh or arm and it is used to treat people who have type 2 diabetes and who are not able to control their blood sugar levels with oral medicines. This drug is manufactured by Novo Nordisk.
It is well known that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the oldest consumer protection agency in the U.S. Federal Government and it is responsible for protecting public health in the areas of:
- Human and Veterinary Drugs
- Biological Products
- Medical Devices
- Nation’s Food Supply
- Products that emit radiation
Product recall is defined as removal from the market when the company discovers a problem on their own and decides to recall the product or a product is removed by FDA. A correction can be made to the product due to its defects or potential harm. There can be three Classes of recalls. Class I recalls include products that would cause serious adverse health consequences or death. Class II recalls are applied for those products, which use may cause temporary reversible adverse health consequences. Class III recall is a situation in which a product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.
According to diabetes.org 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is a lifelong disease that affects the way your body uses food for energy. This disease develops when the cells of the body become resistant to insulin and/or when the pancreas cannot make enough insulin resulting in high blood sugar levels.
Exenatide, also known as Byetta and Bydureon, is a drug meant to treat type 2 diabetes and is administered as a subcutaneous injection given twice daily any time within the 60 minutes before the first and last meal of the day. It belongs to the group of incretin mimetics that means that the drug acts like the natural hormone incretin by:
- encouraging the body to release insulin when your blood sugar level rises
- preventing your pancreas from producing too much glucagon
- slowing down the rate at which your stomach empties after eating