Zyprexa Side Effects are Deadly: Effects Include NMSWritten by Margaret Wommack
Zyprexa is a prescription drug that treats schizophrenia, acute mania and bipolar disorder. It is a psychotropic drug that treats psychotic disorders of mind but unlike other drugs for psychotic disorders, Zyprexa is an atypical antipsychotic. Eli Lily, manufacturer of drug Zyprexa, has been accused of promoting off-label prescriptions of Zyprexa, many to children, knowing that FDA would force them to include risk information on label and that FDA has not approved drug for use with children. Risks and side effects of Zyprexa include diabetes, hyperglycemia, pancreatitis, weight gain, tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome. The FDA has stated Zyprexa should not be used if a patient is a child or has ADD, depression, addictions, treating aggressive behavior, or mood elevation, but it continues to be given to these people.
In legal battles, lawsuits filed against Eli-Lilly, manufacturer of Zyprexa, consumers sued company for inadequately warning consumers of side effects. Eli-Lilly settled claims, paying almost $700 million. If you or a loved one has suffered from Zyprexa side effects that could have been prevented had label carried appropriate information or Eli-Lilly manufacturing company hadnít promoted off label sales of Zyprexa, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against Eli-Lilly. To learn more, contact a lawyer who specializes in adverse drug side effects cases. GA
Vioxx Recall leads to Vioxx LawsuitsWritten by Margaret Wommack
Vioxx is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammagory drug (NSAID) that reduces inflammation, pain, fever, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis stiffness, and menstrual pain. However, Vioxx has been shown to cause blood clots, heart attacks, stroke, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, kidney damage and other dangerous and potentially deadly side effects.
Lawsuits are being filed against Merck, manufacturer of Vioxx, for product liability. The claim is that Merck knew dangers of Vioxx and marketed it anyway. In drug product liability lawsuits, prosecution must prove that Merck didnít provide for safety of patient and that they were harmed as a direct result from taking Vioxx and from Merckís negligence. Sometimes drug companies that wish to avoid public scrutiny will settle outside of court, but they will sometimes lengthen trial to force plaintiff into agreeing to their settlement.