Cases we Review:

Insulin Overdose Possible Due to Syringe Mislabeling New!

· Avandia (diabetes treatment)

· Trasylol®

· Tysabri

· Singulair

· Medtronic Defibrillator Lead Recall

· Vytorin & Zetia

· Permax and Dostinex And The Development of Heart Valve Problems

· Recall of Certain Composix Kugel Mesh Patches Used In Hernia Repair

· Fen-Phen and Redux

· Serzone (Nefazodone Hydrochloride)

· Guidant Corp. Defibrillators

· Ephedra

· Zyprexa & Risperdal

· Hip/Knee Implants

· Breast Implants

· Additional Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Devices Under Investigation

· Important Links

· Vioxx

Access Cardiosystems Emergency Defibrillator Failures
· Alpha Interferon (PEG_INTRON) and Ribavirin-persons on the combination drug therapy used to treat hepatitis C
· Accutane-causing birth defects
· Actos/Avandia-causing liver damage
· Arava-causing liver damage
· Baxter Dialyzer-causing death in kidney dialysis patients (recall)
· Baycol-causing rhabdomyolosis (recall)
· Bextra-causing skin hypersensitivity disorders including Stevens John Syndrome
· Celebrex-causing an increased risk of heart attack and stroke
· Cordis Cypher Stent-causing thrombosis (clotting), and hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis
· Crestor-causing muscle toxicity (myopathy and rhabdomyolosis)
· Dialysis Tubing-recall of tubing used in Meridian Dialysis machines
· Enbrel-causing serious infections including sepsis
· Gynecare Intergel-adhesion prevention (withdrawal) causing post-operative pain, repeat surgeries and tissue adherence
· Kava-dietary supplement causing severe liver injury
· Lamisil-treatment of nail, skin and other fungal infections and the development of congestive heart failure (CHF)
· Lariam-and its relation to suicide
· Levoxyl-causing thyroid disorders such as hyperthyroidism
· Lipitor-causing muscle toxicity (myopathy and rhabdomyolosis)
· Lotronex-causing serious and unpredictable gastrointestinal adverse events, including death
· Meridia-causing cardiovascular events and death
· Neurotonin-an anti-epileptic drug and its relation to suicidal behavior
· Olympus Bronchoscopes (voluntary recall)-defective bronchoscopes causing trapping and spreading of bacteria potentially leading to pneumonia and other infectious diseases
· Paxil-an anti-depressant causing suicides in adolescents
· Pergolide-developed for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, causing cardiac valvulopathy and serious heart valve disease
· Remicade-causing tuberculosis, invasive fungal infections and heart failure
· Rezulin-causing liver failure
· St. Jude Heart Valve-defective heart valves causing leakage and thromboembolic events
· Vioxx-causing an increased risk of heart attacks
· Zocor-causing muscle toxicity (myopathy and rhabdomyolosis)
· Zoloft-antidepressant causing increased suicidal symptoms/suicide
· Zyprexa-antidepressant causing serious side effects including diabetes and pancreatitis

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