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Randy Appleton

Recent Court Rulings Open Door for Innovator Liability Lawsuits

There are hundreds of prescription medicines available that greatly improve patients’ quality of life. These drugs are supposed to go through extensive testing before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants approval to the manufacturer to market the drug. Unfortunately, […]

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Deaths of Tom Petty, Prince Connected by Dangerous Opioid Medication

Fentanyl robbed the word of two irreplaceable musical geniuses in less than 18 months. Prince unintentionally overdosed on a combination of fentanyl and the similar, though less-powerful opioid, U-47700 on April 16, 2016. Then, on October 22, 2017, Tom Petty […]

Eric Washburn

Dangerous Drugs and the Injuries Victims Suffer

Despite the required testing and approval process put in place by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), dangerous drugs still end up on the market and drug recalls take place. Even though clinical trials are supposed to find any safety […]

Rick Shapiro

Elephant Tranquilizer Carfentanil Worsens Opioid Overdose Crisis

As a Virginia dangerous drug attorney, I have tracked the tragic consequences of the overprescribing and illegal sale of powerful prescription painkillers for more than two decades. Doctors, dentists and pharmacists who did too little to limit access to medications […]

Edwin Booth

New Study Says Doctors Over-Prescribing Dangerous Drugs to Seniors

A new study recently published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) warns of the dangers associated with the increase in the amount of psychiatric medication that doctors are prescribing to seniors. The study found that the spike in […]

Rick Shapiro

Music Icon Prince Overdosed on Deadly Painkiller Fentanyl

Fentanyl strikes again. The incredibly powerful painkiller reportedly took the life of  music icon Prince. A medical examiner’s report revealed Prince accidentally overdosed on the prescription drug resulting in the death of the megastar. When Prince took the deadly dose of […]

Rick Shapiro

Zofran Side Effects – Serious Risk of Birth Defects?

The prescription drug Zofran, made by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, is under fire for unapproved use. Most recently, the popular nausea drug has been linked to birth defects. Zofran was initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to […]

Randy Appleton

Side Effects Associated with Low T Prescription Drugs

Many men that suffer from low testosterone (also known as Low T) are taking hormone replacement therapy drugs that are linked to serious health concerns including heart attack and stroke. Several studies associate certain testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drugs to […]

Patrick Austin

Study Finds Testosterone Drug Therapy Causes Brain Damage

The University of North Texas Health Science Center issued a press release on April 2, 2014, stating that testosterone replacement drugs such as AndroGel, Androderm, Axiron, and Testim can cause brain damage in Caucasian men, but not in Mexican-American men. […]

Randy Appleton

J&J Pays $2.2 Billion To Settle Charges Of Off-Label Marketing

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit decided to plead guilty to charges by federal prosecutors that it illegally marketed its antipsychotic medication Risperdal for off-label uses. As part of the guilty plea, J&J has agreed to pay $2.2 billion to settle […]