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Valsartan Recall Expands as FDA Investigation Continues

By Burg Simpson

Valsartan – Mass Tort Litigation – Ohio Burg Simpson

On August 8, 2018, FDA announced an expanded list of recalled Valsartan drugs due to their contamination with the known cancer-causing agent NDMA. While the original FDA announcement on July 13, 2018, only concerned the Valsartan-containing products from three pharmaceutical manufacturers, the most recent list published by the FDA reveals that the contamination was much… Read more »

Urgent Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drug Valsartan

By Burg Simpson

On July 13, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration announced that several pharmaceutical companies are recalling all of their Valsartan-containing drugs due to their contamination with a known cancer-causing agent. Valsartan is a popular drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Unfortunately, Valsartan products from Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceuticals… Read more »

FDA Issues Warning for Patients That Had Aneurysm Repair With Endologix AFX Device

By Burg Simpson

Aneurysm Repair - Mass Tort Lawyers - Ohio Burg Simpson

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Letter to Health Care Providers regarding the risk of Type III endoleaks with the use of a certain endovascular graft systems. Endovascular graft systems are used to repair abdominal aortic or aorto-iliac aneurysms. An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in weak artery’s… Read more »

FDA Issues Serious Warning on Limbrel Capsules

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On November 21, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory statement alerting consumers about potentially life-threatening health problems linked to Limbrel Capsules. Limbrel is not a drug; rather, it is marketed as a medical food for patients with osteoarthritis. The FDA reported that it has received numerous reports of problems related… Read more »

DePuy Synthes Elbow Implant Recall

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On December 29, 2016, DePuy issued a recall for over 50,000 elbow joint replacement devices known as the “DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System.” The company reported that the device’s radial stem, which attaches the device to the lower arm, may loosen after surgery. If loosening occurs the device may not function properly and can… Read more »

FDA Issues Warning on Vancomycin Eye Injections During Cataract Surgery

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On October 3, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement on the risk of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV) following injections directly into the eye of a compounded triamcinolone, moxifloxacin, and vancomycin (TMV) formulation. The FDA’s statement follows a recent report of a patient who was diagnosed with HORV after being… Read more »

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

Please read the new report from the American Association for Justice: From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women profiles some of the most harmful medical products that have been marketed to women and highlights the important role the civil justice system has played as a backstop to enhance… Read more »

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ diabetes medications Invokana and Invokamet cause an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.  Accordingly, the FDA will now require these drugs to carry a black-box warning concerning this serious risk of injury. FDA Safety Announcement Invokana and Invokamet have… Read more »

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that several lots of cardiac catheters manufactured by Abbott needed to be recalled due to the significant risk that the affected catheters may malfunction, possibly causing surgical complications and even death. FDA Safety Alert Announcement The affected lines of catheters include the NC… Read more »

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