Eisai Inc. has agreed to withdraw its weight-loss drugs Belviq and Belviq XR (lorcaserin) at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA announced the request on February 13, after a safety clinical trial of found an increased occurrence of cancer in Belviq users. There were several types of cancer found, including … [Read more...]
Common Heartburn Medication may lead to bladder, stomach, and other cancers. Zantac Lawsuits begin.
A wave of potential Zantac lawsuits have begun, when on September 13, 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration reported that Zantac, a common heartburn medication, that is both available over the counter and by prescription, was found to have the presence of a carcinogen contaminant called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Several Pharmacies … [Read more...]
J&J Settles Talc Mesothelioma Settlement
By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer On January 6, 2020, Superior Court Judge Stephen Kaus announced that Johnson & Johnsons (J&J) had agreed to settle the case mid-trial. Although the details of the settlement were not made public, Bloomberg reports that, according to people close to the case, J&J agreed to pay Linda O’Hagan and her … [Read more...]
FDA Relies on Industry to Create Safe Products
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is supposedly the federal agency charged with protecting consumers from dangerous products, drugs, and foods. However, the information the agencies rely on when determining if a product is unsafe for human use or consumption is not always unbiased. This was blatantly clear at the 2018 Asbestos in Talc … [Read more...]
Canada Makes Clinical Trial Data Public, Will the FDA Follow Suit?
In March 2019 Health Canada announced that it would start making clinical information about the safety and efficacy of drugs and medical devices available to the public after a regulatory decision is made. The agency says that making the data available will allow for independent analysis increasing patient safety. The data released is data that was … [Read more...]
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