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Three Florida Deaths Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak From Tainted Steroid Injections

Posted on : October 19, 2012
According to the Florida Department of Health, at least three of the fungal meningitis deaths linked to the contaminated steroid that has caused a nationwide outbreak occurred in this state. These fatalities include a 78-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman. At least 13 people in Florida have fallen ill from the tainted drug, which is […]

Avastin Injections Repackaged in Hollywood, Florida Pharmacy Linked to Serious Eye Infections

Posted on : September 8, 2011
According to the Florida Department of Health, reports of streptococcal endophthalmitis infections linked to intravitreal injection of repackaged Avastin have surfaced at clinics in the Miami area. The tainted injections have been traced back to a Hollywood, Florida pharmacy that repackaged the Avastin into 1mL-single-use syringes for individual eye treatments. The pharmacy then sent the […]

The US Drug Watchdog Warns all Fixodent and Super Poligrip Denture Cream Users of Possible Zinc Poisoning

Posted on : October 14, 2009
The US Drug Watchdog is directing its national consumer alert about Fixodent and Super Poligrip to all denture cream users because of concerns that both products may cause zinc poisoning. About 35 million people in the US use denture cream to keep their false teeth in place. Many of them may not be aware that […]

Florida Jury Awards Pensacola Man $7 Million In Products Liability Lawsuit Against Accutane Manufacturer Hoffman-La Roche

Posted on : October 22, 2007
Adam Mason, a 31-year-old Pensacola resident, was awarded $7 million by a Florida jury in his dangerous drugs lawsuit against Swiss drug manufacturer Hoffman-La Roche. The drug maker failed to warn Mason that using the acne drug Accutane could lead to a gastrointestinal disease called inflammatory bowel disease. Mason had to have surgery to remove […]