Archive for January, 2012

Propecia Sexual Side Effects Website Launched by Hissey Kientz, LLP Law Firm

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Propecia Side Effects Lawyers. The site will serve as a news and information resource for individuals who may have developed sexual problems after taking Propecia.

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Persistent Sexual Side Effects of Propecia for Male Pattern Hair Loss

Dr. Michael S. Irwig from George Washington University discusses the long term sexual side effects that have been associated with the use of Propecia.

FDA Warns of Byetta Side Effects Including Pancreatitis

Parents file Zoloft birth defects lawsuit after daughter’s death

A Missouri family has filed a Zoloft lawsuit after their infant daughter was born with birth defects. The lawsuit alleges that the antidepressant’s manufacturer knew about the increased risk of birth defects in women who take Zoloft during pregnancy, but failed to properly warn patients.

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To prescribe or not to prescribe: That is the statin question, experts debate

Are statins one of the greatest advances since the introduction of antibiotics, capable of preventing cardiovascular disease in a wide range of patients, even healthy ones, or are clinicians relying too heavily on the lipid-lowering medications, using the drugs too frequently in individuals who would be better treated with an overhaul of their diet and exercise habits?

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FDA Turns Down Expanded Use of Merck’s Vytorin and Zetia

Merck & Co., the second-biggest U.S. drugmaker, said cholesterol treatments Vytorin and Zetia failed to win approval to prevent heart attacks and strokes in patients with chronic kidney disease. Vytorin is a combination of Zetia and Zocor, or simvastatin, and has been available in generic form since 2006.

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FDA dings Hospira for ‘misleading’ ads for blood drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has admonished Hospira Inc. for overstating the capabilities of Voluven, a plasma substitute designed to increase patients’ blood volume after surgery or trauma. In an apparent bid to boost sales, Hospira has improperly claimed that Voluven can be used during major abdominal surgery, to prime cardiac pumps and to treat swelling, according to an FDA letter to a Hospira executive.

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