Protein Powder Recalled Over Food Poisoning Fears

Last fall, we wrote a post about how there were widespread reports of hidden ingredients in dietary supplements and nutritional products. Shockingly, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), in a study, more than two dozen supplements that were recalled after they were found to contain anabolic steroids or prescription drugs were found back on the market …

Lipitor-Diabetes Lawsuits Continue to Mount

If you have been following our blog recently, you may be aware that thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Lipitor manufacturer Pfizer over claims that the drug caused people to develop Type 2 diabetes. Lipitor is an enormously popular drug used to lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in patients. However, there have been numerous complaints filed over the drug …

Lost Implanon Implants

Implanon is a birth control implant manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. The implant is similar in size to a matchstick and releases a progestinhormone to prevent pregnancy. It is implanted in the arm. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Implanon in July, 2006. Merck and related manufacturers marketed Implanon to women and their physicians as a safe …

Ondansetron / Zofran Safety – Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip Injuries

In today’s blog, we continue our online discussion about Zofran’s risk of congenital birth defects by specifically addressing cleft palate and cleft lip injuries. Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth does not form properly during pregnancy. They are commonly referred to as “orofacial clefts.”  During pregnancy, the right and left …

Speedy Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Are Encouraged By Judge Joseph Goodwin

According to Reuters, earlier this month, a judge in West Virginia urged transvaginal mesh manufacturers to settle ongoing lawsuits with women who claim that the products have injured them, as cases have begun to pile up. The litigation is now one of the biggest mass torts in U.S. history. “I’m going to kick it into high gear and ask that …

Ondansetron / Zofran Safety – The Science Debate

We continue to get calls and questions about Zofran, known generically as Ondansetron. There is a lot of misinformation out there. Following are quotes taken directly from published articles which we believe are reputable. Is ondansetron safe for use during pregnancy? Question: While I usually prescribe doxylamine-pyridoxine for morning sickness, some of my patients with severe nausea and vomiting of …

Depakote Studies Are Alleging A Connection With Autism

Zoll & Kranz, LLC has been investigating the connection with taking Depakote while pregnant and children being diagnosed with cognitive disorders, such as autism. Most recently, a Danish study found that mothers who took the drug during pregnancy were five times more likely to give birth to a child with autism. According to AustismDailyNewsCast.com, the study tracked over 665,000 children from 1996 …

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Zofran May Cause Cleft Palate and Heart Defects

Zoll & Kranz, LLC is stepping up its investigation into congenital birth defects, including heart defects, cleft palate, and cleft lip injuries caused by Zofran.  Zofran, also known generically as Ondansetron, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to treat nausea caused by chemotherapy. However GSK promoted Zofran off label for morning sickness.  Recent studies have shown that Zofran crosses the placental barrier, …

Has Xarelto Litigation Been Consolidated?

The drug Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner commonly used to treat atrial fibrillation, and on patients who have had hip or knee replacement surgery. However, it has been linked to uncontrolled internal bleeding, particularly gastrointestinal bleeding events. Where other blood thinners like Warfarin may have antidotes to control bleeding events, Xarelto does not. This has allegedly led to cases …

Do Power Morcellators Have a Black Box Warning?

Last fall, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that power morcellators would receive a “black box” warning, the strongest caution the agency issues. Power morcellators are used in laparoscopic myomectomy and hysterectomy surgeries, and have been linked to uterine sarcoma (a type of uterine cancer). “We believe that in the vast majority of women, the procedure[s] should not …