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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…

Jim Lewis

Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting a Real Danger

Many Web sites operate legally and offer privacy, convenience and safeguards for the purchase of medicines. But, that being said, there are also several “rogue Web sites” that appear…

Rick Shapiro

Botox Maker Wins New Trial in Virginia Case That Yielded $212M Brain Damage Verdict

A faulty product lawsuit brought in Richmond, Virginia (VA), made international headlines in April 2011 when a federal civil trial jury awarded a disabled permanently man $212 million. Jurors…