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17 Nov 2008, 10:37 pm
Levine's Drug Injury Situation (Posted by Tom Lamb at I received an email earlier this afternoon from Kyle Murphy, Communications Specialist for the Alliance for Justice (AFJ), in Washington, D.C., that informed me  about two items concerning Diana Levine -- named plaintiff in the relatively well-known Wyeth v. [read post]
1 Dec 2010, 1:55 pm by Tom Lamb
MHRA Warns UK Doctors To Monitor Cancer Patients For ONJ Where There Is Concomitant Use Of These Drugs (Posted by Tom Lamb at On November 30, 2010 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued two new safety warnings to doctors and other healthcare providers in the UK concerning the cancer drugs Avastin and Sutent. [read post]
28 Aug 2007, 3:36 pm
Organon's Contraceptive Vaginal Ring Uses Etonogestrel, A Metabolite Of Dangerous Progestin Desogestrel (Posted by Tom Lamb at NuvaRing is a contraceptive vaginal ring that was approved by the FDA in October 2001. [read post]
16 Jan 2008, 11:37 am
Public Workshop On January 29, 2008 To Focus On Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting (Posted by Tom Lamb at In recent years the FDA has been roundly criticized for its failure to timely recognize emerging drug safety issues. [read post]
19 Aug 2011, 1:55 pm by Tom Lamb
New Sanofi "Dear Doctor" Letter: Label Change Regarding Heart-Related Side Effects Coming Soon (Posted by Tom Lamb at August 2011 update on Multaq (dronedarone) covers both liver injury and cardiovascular side effects. [read post]
26 Aug 2008, 5:51 pm
Ruling By Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Will Result In Transfer Of All NuvaRing Federal Court Cases (Posted by Tom Lamb at On August 22, 2008 the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) granted a petition filed by plaintiffs in 11 NuvaRing federal court lawsuits seeking creation of a NuvaRing multidistrict litigation (MDL). [read post]
2 Oct 2008, 7:54 pm
September 2008 Dear Doctor Letter From Pfizer Follows 2007 EMEA Safety Review Of Cabergoline (Posted by Tom Lamb at Pfizer's Dostinex (cabergoline) remains on the market despite the January 2007 reports in the New England  Journal of Medicine  that Dostinex, like Permax, was linked to valvular heart disease. [read post]
27 Mar 2009, 12:39 pm
The Pharm Tech Blog  Presents A Top 50 List Which Includes Many Fine Pharma Sites, And  Drug Injury Watch (Posted by Tom Lamb at Earlier this week I  learned that  the Drug Injury Watch blog -- which I started in April 2005 -- was listed as one of "The Top 50 Pharmaceutical News and Research Blogs"  by The Pharm Tech Blog. [read post]
8 Feb 2011, 11:25 am by Tom Lamb
In Addition To The Federal Court Fosamax Jaw Injury Lawsuits Set For Trial In March 2011 And May 2011 (Posted by Tom Lamb at UPDATE:  Order by Federal Court Fosamax MDL Judge John F. [read post]
13 Oct 2008, 9:59 pm
(Posted by Tom Lamb at In the first part of October 2008 we learned of yet another instance where a drug company chose to put profits over people. [read post]
20 Jul 2012, 1:30 pm by Tom Lamb
Once The FDA Started Paying Attention The Writing On The Wall Became Apparent, Albeit Too Late For Some (Posted by Tom Lamb at This lengthy and well-presented news report, "Anemia drugs made billions, but at what cost?" [read post]
25 Nov 2008, 6:45 pm
One May Start There, But Be Sure To  Check More Comprehensive Online Sites Such As And (Posted by Tom Lamb at A November 25, 2008 Reuters Health article, "Wikipedia often omits important drug information: study", by reporter Anne Harding, had this precautionary advice for people who are are looking for information about  their prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications: Consumers who… [read post]
6 Sep 2012, 11:00 am by Tom Lamb
Brief History Of This ONJ / Jaw Lawsuit: First, Mistrial; Second, Jury Verdict For Plaintiff But Award Reduced By Judge (Posted by Tom Lamb at ______________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE: We have been informed that there will not be a third Boles trial after all because just prior to its start Merck and the attorney for Shirley Boles agreed to a stipulation of damages amount that will be reduced to a judgment in… [read post]
2 Nov 2010, 11:00 am by Tom Lamb
Merck Issues Its "No Liability" Press Release On First Day Of Trial; 1092 Fosamax Lawsuits Filed As Of June 2010  (Posted by Tom Lamb at _____________________________________________________________________ UPDATE:  Merck Not at Fault in Fosamax Trial, Jurors Say  (New York Times, 11/19/10) ...  [read post]
7 Aug 2012, 1:05 pm by Tom Lamb
NuvaRing Contraceptive Vaginal Ring Associated With Blood Clots In Arteries That Might Cause Thrombotic Strokes And Myocardial Infarctions (MI) (Posted by Tom Lamb at A Danish study published in June 2012 by The New England of Medicine shows that a woman's use of the NuvaRing birth control product can produce arterial clots leading to a blood-clot related stroke or heart attack / myocardial infarction (MI). [read post]
19 Jan 2008, 3:29 pm
Label For "The Patch" No Longer Has Conflicting Information About Its Increased Risk Of Blood Clots (Posted by Tom Lamb at A January 18, 2008 WebMD article, "Stronger Warning for Birth Control Patch", provided a concise summary of the latest news about the Ortho Evra Contraceptive Transdermal (Skin) Patch manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ):The FDA today strengthened… [read post]
1 Dec 2011, 2:02 pm by Tom Lamb
Coincidence, But Ironic, Given Several Recent Medical Studies Which Suggest Drospirenone (DRSP) Causes Blood Clots (Posted by Tom Lamb at On November 29, 2011 Watson Pharmaceuticals issued this press release, "Watson's Generic Yaz(R) Receives FDA Approval", which begins as follows: Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [read post]
6 Sep 2012, 11:00 am by Tom Lamb
Brief History Of This ONJ / Jaw Lawsuit: First, Mistrial; Second, Jury Verdict For Plaintiff But Award Reduced By Judge (Posted by Tom Lamb at In mid-September 2012 there will be another trial in the federal court Fosamax MDL for osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) / jaw injury cases, but this lawsuit is far from being a "new" matter in that drug injury litigation. [read post]
16 Jan 2012, 12:35 pm by Tom Lamb
FDA Reviewing Serious Side Effects Associated With Pradaxa Ranging From Heart Attacks To Serious Bleeding or Hemorrhages (Posted by Tom Lamb at ______________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE:  Pradaxa label change: This January 17, 2012 FDA approval letter shows the revisions being made to current label. (1/19/12) ______________________________________________________________________________ Patients who use the new… [read post]