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Derek T. Braslow

Hyland’s Products Could Still Harm Your Baby

On October 11, 2016, homeopathic medicine manufacturer Hyland’s issued a public letter to parents everywhere. Beginning with “Dear Moms and Dads…” the corporate communication went on to say that they would no longer be distributing their line of homeopathic teething […]

Derek T. Braslow

Is MiraLax Safe for Kids?

Even though the Mirlax label is not approved for anyone under the age of 17, pediatricians have been prescribing this constipation remedy to young children for years. Once thought gentle enough for daily use, ongoing complaints from distraught parents has […]

Derek T. Braslow

Potential Consolidation of Farxiga Cases Highlights Growing Risk

Earlier this month, Plaintiffs with current litigation against AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb for injuries related to their SGLT2 diabetes drug, Farxiga, petitioned the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate their cases in the U.S. District Court of […]

Derek T. Braslow

More Trials Set for J&J’s Risperdal Despite Latest Settlement

Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) continued to increase in 2016, with new complaints filed over a mix of household items, drugs, and medical devices including Johnson’s Baby Powder, the DePuy and Pinnacle hip implants, the blood thinner Xarelto, and […]

Derek T. Braslow

Bayer Fails to Change

On Thursday, December 29th, a petition was filed requesting that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) create a single docket for more than 100 lawsuits against the contraceptive device Mirena—all claiming that use of the product has resulted in […]

Derek T. Braslow

Consumers Suffer as Abilify Legal Woes Continue

While those who suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and other mental disorders might be familiar with Bristol-Meyers Squibb’s top-selling drug, Abilify (aripiprazole), they might not be aware of the ongoing controversy that has the pharmaceutical giant headed to court […]

Derek T. Braslow

Plaintiffs Seek MDL for PPI Lawsuits

On October 17th, Plaintiff’s filed a motion for transfer with the U.S. Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) in an attempt to consolidate numerous lawsuits regarding kidney damage from the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs include popular prescription […]

Derek T. Braslow

Several Studies Focus on Risks of Fluoroquinolones

A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concluded that one out of three people with a sinus infection, sore throat or earache is prescribed the wrong antibiotic. Most people probably prefer better odds. Perhaps even […]

Derek T. Braslow

Do PDE5 Inhibitors Cause Skin Cancer?

According to recent lawsuits, many believe the answer is yes. More commonly known as erectile dysfunction drugs, PDE5 inhibitors—so named because they block a specific enzyme that can cause restricted blood flow in certain muscle tissue—have been associated with an […]

Derek T. Braslow

OxyContin: The List of Lawsuits Gets Longer

In a recent post, I considered the history of the prescription drug OxyContin that, in the minds of many, has singularly opened a Pandora’s Box of widespread addiction and abuse—affecting an ever growing number of individuals and even entire communities […]