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Jim Lewis

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Risk of Cancer

The use of hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause increases womens’ risk of cancer by thirty to seventy percent, according to researchers. Hormone replacement therapy is used by women undergoing menopause in order to alleviate symptoms such as joint pain […]

Jim Lewis

FDA Moves to Protect Consumers From Illegal Online Pharmacies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving to protect consumers from so-called “Canadian Pharmacies” and other online pharmacies that sell potentially dangerous, unapproved…

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North Carolina Patients Injured After Using Tainted Injectables

According to a recent article in Time Magazine, the FDA announced that it discovered bacteria and fungus growing in vials of drugs manufactured at a Tennessee compounding pharmacy. The…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Proposed Premarket Approval Process Could Shield Metal-on-Metal Hip Manufacturers from Liability

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prohibit metal-on-metal hip implant makers from taking advantage of a proposed change to the…

Jim Lewis

Compounding Pharmacies: The saga continues.

As we learned during last year's fungal meningitis outbreak, some compounding pharmacies are mass-producing drugs rather than tailoring the ingredients of one drug to meet a patient's…

Rick Shapiro

FDA Issues Safety Alert about Compounding Pharmacy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert that warned physicians and pharmacists to avoid drugs produced by a compounding pharmacy called “The Compounding Shop”…

Jim Lewis

Compounding Pharmacies have an important, and dangerous job.

In the nation-wide wake of complications due to contaminated medications distributed by compounding pharmacies, state public health officials in New Hampshire are investigating whether any…

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So, what happens when a college football player has a heart attack?

If you stub your toe on your way to the kitchen on game day, you're coaching from the couch and begging others to bring you beverages and chips the rest of the afternoon. So, you may wonder,…

Mark Favaloro

Prescription Drugs and Drinking Still a Deadly Problem for our Youth

The next time your son or daughter heads out for the night, make sure they are educated in the potential dangers that they may encounter. America is facing an epidemic of deaths,…

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Generic Prescription Drugs can be Defective

As America’s consumption of prescription medication increases, and we look for further ways to conserve and save money in these economic times, we turn more and more frequently to generic…