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Emily Beeson

Time to clean out the medicine cabinet: popular items linked to serious medical problems

Studies published in February have shown a link between Nexium, Prilosec and other proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and chronic kidney disease. More recently, a study published in May 2016 links the same drugs to damage to blood vessels, possibly causing heart […]

Emily Beeson

Dispelling misconceptions about medical device and drug lawsuits

Many people who contact us at Egerton Law about a possible medical device or drug lawsuit share the same concern: they like their doctor, and are worried about getting him or her caught up in the legal battle. Although both […]

Emily Beeson

Pharmaceutical Company to Offer Billions to Settle ACTOS Lawsuits

ACTOS is a prescription medicine used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes. ACTOS is the commercial name of the diabetes medicine called pioglitazone that may be taken alone or with […]

Emily Beeson

Blood thinner Xarelto poses deadly threat of internal bleeding

The use of blood thinners is common in our society to prevent blood clotting and strokes, both as a daily treatment and after hip or knee surgery. For years, Warfarin and Coumadin dominated the market, with minimal negative side effects […]

Pierce Egerton

Too Much Acetaminophen Can Be Deadly Over Time

Over time the damage builds up and can be fatal

Can be difficult to diagnose

According to recently published research, repeatedly taking slightly too much acetaminophen…

Pierce Egerton

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses at Epidemic Levels – Kill More Than Heroin & Cocaine Combined

Just recently I posted an article about a study linking overuse of prescription painkillers to recovery complications from knee replacement surgery. Now comes more sobering news from the Centers…

Pierce Egerton

A New Stent Design — the Ion Stent — May Put Patients At Risk

Stents can be life savers. The following release posted to Eurekalert points to a possible problem with Boston Scientific’s new Ion stent:
Some stents that keep blood vessels open to treat heart…

Pierce Egerton

Some Beef Recalled Due to E-Coli Was Sold in NC

Last week the Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., and the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall of approximately 131,300 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with…

Pierce Egerton

Death Grip? — Massager May Cause Fatal Injuries

Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers to immediately stop using a massager that is associated with life-threatening injuries — including a death and a…

Pierce Egerton

Massive Recall of Ground Turkey in Deadly Outbreak of Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella

There are new developments in the outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella that I wrote about yesterday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service…