FDA Drug Recalls

The Consumer Justice Group’s dangerous prescription drug lawyers have won scores of cases for clients injured by FDA recalled drugs. We will evaluate all drug recall cases and investigate injuries due to dangerous drugs not recalled, such Yaz and Yasmine, the birth control drugs recently given a black box warning for significantly increasing the risk of clots and strokes. Learn more about recently recalled pharmaceutical drugs and how to protect yourself from the newest dangerous pharmaceutical risks by reading our newsletters in FDA Drug Recall News. For a lawyer winning dangerous drug cases in your area, contact the Consumer Justice Group. For information on FDA recalled drug medications, the process of drug recalls, and the dangers posed from big pharmaceuticals’ influence on FDA administrators, read our FDA Drug and Medication Recall Newsletters below.

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Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws Baycol

FDA today announced that Bayer Pharmaceutical Division is voluntarily withdrawing Baycol (cerivastatin) from the U.S. market because of reports of sometimes fatal rhabdomyolysis, a severe muscle adverse reaction from this cholesterol-lowering (lipid-lowering) product. The FDA agrees with and supports this decision.

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FDA Drug Recall Timeline

Safety-Based FDA Drug Medication Withdrawals 1980 – 2007

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FDA Recalls: America’s (Legal) Drug Medication Problem

FDA approves dangerous drug medications. Doctors unknowing prescribe these expensive drug medications. Patients die. FDA recalls dangerous drug medications. The manufacturer of the recalled drug medications makes astronomical profits—enough to settle lawsuits for permanent injury and death their drug medications caused before recall, enough to again set record profits for the quarter.

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Ketek Liver-Injuries and Deaths

Ketek (telithromycin) was advertised by maker Sanofi-Aventis as having the most successful launch of any antibiotic in history. Yet it almost did not receive FDA approval. Seven months after Ketek finally received FDA approval, the antibiotic claimed its first death: a patient given Ketek for only a mild respiratory tract infection died from liver failure.

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Meridia Weight Loss is No Gain

Maybe you saw the attractive, positive commercials urging you to buy Meridia and lose weight. Or maybe you have run into a pop-up ad on the web, showing you how to buy Meridia online. Chances are you have heard of the Meridia diet pill, but are you aware of the side effects of Meridia?

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More about FDA Drug Medication Recalls

Recalls issued by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials are, fortunately and unfortunately, rare. Worse, fewer FDA drug recalls could be a warning sign that our federal protective agency is subject to pharmaceutical industry pressure to keep dangerous drugs with inadequate testing on the market. More U.S. citizens die from the effects of prescription drug medications than illegal drugs. It is important to understand more about the agency that approves, regulates, and recalls drug medications on the market.

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Pharmaceutical Prescribed Problem

Since 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled seven dangerous drug medications—two so far in 2007. Each of these drug medications was originally approved as safe by FDA officials. The average time on the shelf was five years between approval and FDA recall. There is no telling how many unsafe drugs are on the market.

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PPA (phenylpropanolamine) Recall

On November 6, 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall on phenylpropanolamine (PPA) in products that are sold over the counter. In addition, the agency requested that all drug companies discontinue marketing products containing PPA. The agency went one step further and issued a public health advisory for phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride, the active ingredient in PPA.

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PPA (phenylpropanolamine) Recall

The following are some of the most popular over-the-counter products that contain PPA (as listed by the American Pharmaceutical Association) and may pose health risks:

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Vioxx Doubles Risk of Heart Attack

Data from a three-year study shows that use of Vioxx noticeably increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and serious blood clots. People who use Vioxx for more than 18 months have been shown to carry twice the risk of heart attack when compared to people who took a sugar pill. On September 30, Merck, the corporation that makes the anti-arthritis drug Vioxx, recalled their product. Vioxx has been taken by an estimated 84 million people since the drug was released in 1999.

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Yaz Birth Control--FDA Recall Demanded

Young Women Suffering As Big Pharma Profits Yaz and Yasmin contain a fairly new form of synthetic progestin called drospironone. They are the most popular drospirone-containing contraceptives on the market and are manufactured by Bayer Healthcare. Other drospironone-containing birth control medications include Ocella, Beyaz, Gianvi, Zarah, Loryna and Seyda. All have received FDA warnings. None [...]

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