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I have made a decision to devote most of my blogging efforts to my Injury Board profile.  If you are unfamiliar with Injury Board, you can obtain additional information by checking out the Injury Board website.  I have am commited to putting people before profits – commited to fighting for the little guy – commited to doing the right thing – commited to standing up to bullies – and that is exactly what the Injury Board is all about. 

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Birth Defects Linked to Use of Topamax

On April 11, 2011, in Drugs, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

According to a recent report from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), current data reveals that the drug Topamax (topiramate) has been linked to an increased risk of cleft palate/lip and spina bifida in children born to women taking the drug. The birth defect spina bifida is a condition where the baby’s spinal cord is not completely closed. The birth defect cleft lip and palate or “oral cleft” is a birth defect where the baby’s top lip or palate does … Continue Reading >

Dangerous Drug Companies Hire Dangerous Doctors to Push Pills

On October 20, 2010, in Drugs, by K. Lindsay Rakers

Dr. James McMillen of Pennsylvania was ordered by the FDA to stop “false or misleading” promotions of Celebrex. The FDA reported that Dr. McMillen the minimized Celebrex’s risks to potential users and also directly promoted off-label use. Despite this fact, three separate doctors paid Dr. McMillen $224,163 since 2009 to speak about their pharmaceutical products to other physicians. Another doctor, Dr. Donald Ray Taylor of Georgia admitted giving young female patients rectal and vaginal exams without explanation. Shockingly, when confronted … Continue Reading >

Woman’s Breast Cancer Caused by Prempro

On November 23, 2009, in Defective Drugs, Drugs, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A jury in Philadelphia found that a woman’s cancer was caused by Prempro, a hormone-replacement drug. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals was ordered to pay the woman, Connie Barton, $75 million in punitive damages. Last month, the jury awarded Barton $3.75 million in compensatory damages.

The jury found that Wyeth knew of the cancer link and failed to disclose the link to the public. Barton’s case is one of a handful of Prempro lawsuits to go to trial out of several thousand filed … Continue Reading >

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