Levaquin users slap J&J with $800M RICO suit, claiming pharma giant hid serious side effects

Emily Wasserman Johnson & Johnson is facing yet another lawsuit over its antibiotic Levaquin from people who claim that the company hid serious side effects tied to the drug. The ...

New obesity meds ‘pretty safe,’ but some side effects bear watching: AdverseEvents

Emily Wasserman An analysis by AdverseEvents shows the new generation of obesity meds are holding their own, safety-wise. Still, postmarketing data flag some serious cardiovascular ...

Adding Opdivo to Yervoy ups melanoma treatment efficacy–but it ups rate of serious side effects, too

Carly Helfand The data on Bristol-Myers Squibb's hot new immunotherapy Opdivo kept rolling out Sunday at ASCO, showing that combining the drug with fellow Bristol cancer-fighter ...

Canadian paper backpedals from Gardasil side effects story

Carly Helfand Merck has already had its fair share of struggles with uptake rates for its HPV vaccine, Gardasil. A Toronto Star story from earlier this month, which focused on young ...

Court Evades US Concern Over False Claims And Side Effect Reports

esilverman Here is a ruling that is nothing but anticlimactic. After a few months of anticipation, a federal appeals court decided not to rule on an issue raised last summer ...

Are side effects warnings good for sales? In TV ads, yes

Tracy Staton This is either a story about the virtues of honesty or the ever-changing minds of the American consumer. That litany of drug side-effects that's delivered rapid-fire ...

GSK Survey: Side Effects Limit Prescription Drug Compliance

barbara.lempert GSK Survey Shows Americans Seek More Information from Pharmacists on Medication Side Effects PITTSBURGH, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — While prescription ...

Study: Physicians Insufficiently Informed of Drug Side Effects

barbara.lempert An international study involving 255 physicians practising in Vancouver, Montreal, Sacramento and Toulouse found that physicians are not given enough information about ...

Elderly in South often prescribed drugs with dangerous side effects

Eric Palmer Drugmakers have sometimes been accused of marketing drugs for the elderly that might not be in their best interest. But a new study says doctors in the Southern part of ...
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