The Type II Diabetes drug, Actos has received a black box label, has had a label change warning of a 40% increase in the risk for bladder cancer, and has been banned in France and Germany. Yet, Actos still remains on the market in the United States. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins colleague Martin C. Blount and Attorney Michael J. Miller, from The Miller Firm LLC, to discuss the side effects of the diabetes medication Actos, including its connection to bladder cancer, reaction of the FDA, and recent litigation.
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Medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs undergo rigorous testing and must receive pre‑market approval from the FDA before they are available to the public. Unfortunately, all too often, defects and severe side effects that may or may not have been latent during testing and trials create hazardous products. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co-host Ann Marie VonBank and guest, Attorney James T. Capretz, to discuss the current litigation against the makers of some of the most dangerous drugs and medical devices.
An estimated 10 million Americans are taking Darvocet, Darvon and other medications today for their pain. Darvon and Darvocet were removed from the US market after a safety study showed heart risk. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Frank Woodson, from the Montgomery, Alabama firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., to take a look at the effects of Darvon and Darvocet, the FDA’s role and the litigation that will follow. Larry and Frank discuss how the FDA has changed under the new Obama administration, what to do if you are experiencing side effects from these drugs and if we will see an increase in lawsuits involving Darvon/Darvocet in 2011.
Recently a young woman, Mareena Silva, was mistakenly given the wrong medication intended for another customer, Maria Silva, at a Safeway pharmacy in Colorado. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Chad Cook, a member of the Mass Torts Section at Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. and Dr. Shannon J. Johnson, a pharmacist with PharmDmand, a private pharmacy-consulting firm, to take a look at this incident and pharmacy errors. They talk about the legal issues pharmacies can face due to prescription errors and pharmacy misfills, get a pharmacist’s perspective and discuss how these errors can be prevented.
It’s no secret that millions of Americans depend on pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices to improve their health and quality of life. Unfortunately, sometimes medications come with side effects and each year, over a quarter of a million side effects related to prescription drugs are reported. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-hosts, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of Midwest Operations for Ringler and Brad Mathers from the Dublin, Ohio office, welcome Attorney John A. Lancione, Jr. from the firm Lancione & Lancione, to talk about pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. They will explore the role of the FDA, highlight the drug Gentamicin and see what needs to be done to stop the side effects from medications and defects from devices.