Each year, the number of medical devices and drugs on the market increases, and so do the recalls and safety alerts. In addition to recalls made by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), manufacturers also “voluntarily” pull problematic products off the market. As a consumer, it is important to be aware of devices or drugs that may affect your health.
Thousands of women received mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Many had corrective surgery, and some mesh manufacturers pulled their products.
Studies link this best-selling type 2 diabetes medication to bladder cancer, and it was recalled in Germany and France. The FDA has not issued a recall in the United States.
After taking these birth control pills, thousands of women suffered serious complications. FDA studies show a 74 percent increased risk of dangerous blood clots, prompting advocates to call for a recall.
This popular acne medication was recalled after it was linked to a number of side effects, including birth defects, Crohn’s disease and suicidal thoughts.
Millions of Americans took this painkiller. After several years on the market, the drug was recalled because it increased the risk of heart attack and stroke and was linked to more than 38,000 deaths.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals must pay a nearly $1 million fine after a judge ruled it failed to preserve files crucial to the company’s upcoming litigation against its blood thinner Pradaxa. U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who is presiding over more than [...]
Plaintiffs involved in federal vaginal mesh litigation have accused Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit of losing or destroying important evidence. The accusation comes just two months before bellwether trials are scheduled to begin in the multidistrict litigation against Ethicon. According to [...]
Jon Stewart takes on pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, saying the criminal allegations against the company are far worse than the shootings, decapitations and massacres encountered in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto. The jab at the drugmaker on “The [...]