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“Shkreli Awards” go to US Healthcare’s Top Profiteers and Pandemic Villains

From greedy companies, to law offenders, and unsympathetic hospitals, Lown Institute’s annual Shkreli awards give an annual tribute to the US Healthcare System’s worst actors. This year, with the pandemic taking over the US, the awards focused on wrongdoings committed during Covid-19 by listing the top 10 worst offenders of 2020. Origin of the Awards […]


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2 Sackler Family Members Refuse to bear Personal Responsibility for US Opioid Crisis

During their testimony to a congressional committee, two members of the Sackler family said their apologies for all the sorrows brought by the US opioid epidemic, but refused to take blame and recognize the role played by the company they led, Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, to one of America’s worst health crises.  Rare Public […]


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Prescription Mouthwash Recalled due to Microbial Contamination, Unsafe for Covid-19 Patients

Sunstar Americas, Inc. (SAI) voluntarily recalled more of its Paroex Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse after 29 people reported being exposed to bacterial contamination. This is an expansion to the first recall the company has announced.  Sunstar first issued a voluntary nationwide recall of the product on October 27, 2020 to the consumer level. The company […]


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Pregnancy Post-IUD: Are there Risks to getting Pregnant after Paragard Removal?

Women have been using Paragard IUDs since the 1980s. The Paragard T 380A IUD is a non-hormonal copper birth control device with an effectiveness rate of 99% at avoiding pregnancy. This intrauterine device can also last up to 12 years, provided that it stays in its place. Unlike other IUDs such as Mirena and Skyla […]


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Recall Alert: Over 400k Bottles of Excedrin Recalled due to Manufacturing Defect, Risk of Poisoning

With the numerous product recalls made in the past few months, from drugs, to devices, appliances, and food, people are becoming more aware of what they can do to prevent being harmed by potentially dangerous drugs and devices. Much like the recall of a faulty medical device being targeted by the Paragard lawsuits, keeping these […]


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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Recall Anagrelide Capsules over drug’s Dissolution test Failure

In yet another case of potentially dangerous drugs, another voluntary recall has been made by a pharmaceutical company.  Recalls are the ultimate solution to save patients from the risk of potentially harmful drugs or medical devices. A good example is what the Paragard lawsuits aim for. The recall of the Paragard IUD which has affected […]


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Urgent Recall Announced after Packaging ‘mix-up’ of Erectile Dysfunction Medications with Antidepressant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made an announcement early in December about a voluntary recall after an antidepressant was mistakenly mixed with medications for erectile dysfunction.  As stated on the recall, Pulaski, Tennessee-based AvKARE recalled one lot of Sildenafil 100 mg tablets and one lot of Trazodone 100 mg tablets after a third-party facility […]


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Drugmakers Set to Raise Prices on More than 300 Drugs in the United States for 2021

Drugmakers including Sanofi SA, Glaxosmithkline Plc, and Pfizer Inc. plan to hike prices on up to 300 drugs in the United States starting Jan. 1, according to the pharmaceutical companies and data analyzed by 3 Axis Advisors, a healthcare research firm.  3 Axis is a consulting firm that collaborates with pharmaceutical groups, foundations, and health […]


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Sub-Potent with Side Effects: What You Need to Know about the NP Thyroid Medication Recall

Plaintiffs’ claims regarding the Paragard IUD’s harsh side effects are what fuel the ongoing Paragard lawsuits. These statements are the very foundation of the legal process aiming to make abusive pharmaceutical companies accountable.  A few months ago, 4 adverse effects were reported on the NP thyroid tablets, which pushed Acella Pharmaceuticals to recall the medications. […]

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