Birth Defects Attorneys: Study Links Topiramate to Oral Birth Defects

While pregnant, women need to be especially careful about what foods and medications that they put into their bodies. Early in the first trimester, while many women are not even aware that they are pregnant, the baby is at a heightened risk for birth defects due to medications being ingested by their mother. Our birth defects attorneys have been writing for months about the drug Topamax and its connection to cleft lip and palate birth defects. Mothers Taking Active Ingredient in Topamax Three Times More Likely to have Children with Birth Defects A recent study called Comparative Safety of Topiramate During Pregnancy, performed by … [Read more...]

Drug Recall: Morphine Sulfate 60 Mg Extended Release Tablets

The FDA has issued a recall today for morphine sulfate tablets because a certain batch was found to contain double the dosage as found in a single pill.  The warning from the FDA is as follows: ETHEX Corporation notified health care professionals of a voluntary recall of a single lot of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762) due to a report of a tablet with twice the appropriate thickness. Oversized tablets may contain as much as two times the labeled level of active morphine sulfate. The lot was distributed by ETHEX Corporation under an "ETHEX" label between April 16th and April 27th of 2008. Opioids such as … [Read more...]

Is There Anyone Out There Testing Prescription Drugs BEFORE They Hurt People?

Drug manufacturer B. Braun Medical Inc. was forced to recall the blood thinning drug Heparin this week after reports surfaced that the Chinese import may be contaminated. This is the second manufacturing company in the past two months to recall the widely used blood thinner. Manufacturer Baxter International temporarily recalled the drug last month after patients complained of severe allergic reactions, including difficulty breathing and extreme drops in blood pressure, which can lead to "life threatening shock'. Four people have also died after the administration of Heparin, although the relationship between the drug and the contaminated … [Read more...]