Mental illness is a prominent condition in nursing homes across the United States today. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows more than two-thirds of nursing home residents are afflicted with conditions such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (more…)
The medications created through modern chemistry are widely used by athletes to overcome injuries and stay on the field, but new allegations are arising that the National Football League (NFL) may have improperly given medications to players. The individuals now claim these treatments caused them to suffer a serious drug injury. (more…)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children born every year is affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As the prevalence of the condition continues to rise, citizens are working to educate the public through outreach programs. As part of a campaign to bring awareness to ASD, April has been named Autism Awareness Month. (more…)
A Department of Health and Human Services report released last Wednesday stated dozens of dietary supplements are illegally labeled, and the supplements have no evidence to confirm their claimed health benefits.
A story released by KNOE 8 News states roughly 20 percent of the more than 125 drugs examined were improperly labeled. Also, investigators discovered as many as 7 percent of supplement manufacturers failed to include a disclaimer saying the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had not approved the product.
The supplements examined included those used for weight loss and to boost the immune system, yet they were found to make unsubstantiated claims. Some medications went as far as to say they could cure conditions like HIV or cancer, while another used a 30-year-old handwritten college term paper to validate their claims.
The review has prompted the FDA to approach congress about receiving the ability to oversee the marketing of dietary supplements to prevent workout supplement injuries, as current law only allows the FDA to intervene if someone becomes ill or dies as a result of taking such products.
The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand the inherent risks that come with taking supplements lacking medical review. That is why the firm would encourage anyone who has been harmed by taking such supplements to discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney immediately.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to patients taking the Type II diabetes drug, Actos®, about the increased risk of bladder cancer. A five-year study by the drug’s manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, showed an increase in the risk of the cancer in patients who had taken the drug.
The research looked at 193,000 Type-II diabetes patients who were taking the drug for an average of two-years. Researchers stated that, “Compared to never being exposed to pioglitazone (Actos®), pioglitazone therapy lasting more than 12 months was associated with a 40 percent increase in risk for bladder cancer.”
Since the results of the study were made public, Actos has been pulled from European markets in Germany and France, and the FDA has warned doctors to refrain from starting new patients on the drug if they already have bladder cancer. Also, they are being told to use caution when prescribing the drug to patients who have been afflicted with bladder cancer in the past.
With no drug currently on the market to replace Actos®, doctors are being selective on who they prescribe the medication to and are choosing patients who have the highest insulin resistance.
An Actos® Drug Injury is a serious risk when beginning a regimen of this medication. That is why the Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers suggest discussing other treatment options with your doctor before beginning to take Actos®.