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Johnson and Johnson, Two Major Recalls; Schizophrenia Drug and Infant Motrin

To the general public Johnson & Johnson Company may bring to mind baby commercials featuring tear free shampoo.  However Johnson & Johnson is also a U.S multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer.  Recently Janssen, the companies’ pharmaceutical unit, voluntarily […]

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FDA Loosens Restrictions on Avandia

In November 2011, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tightened restrictions on the prescription drug Avandia. The diabetic medication was pulled from pharmacy shelves. Only certified physicians have been allowed to prescribe it. And for those patients who are […]

Jim Lewis

FDA Announces Safer Warning Labels For Generic Drugs

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a set of regulations that will improve generic drug warning labels. The agency’s new rules come after a petition that demanded a safer system of warnings for off-brand pharmaceuticals. The risks […]

Randy Appleton

State Pharmacy Boards Back Measure Granting FDA Authority Over Compounding Pharmacies

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy recently announced that it would support a proposal to give the FDA more authority to regulate large compounding pharmacies. The move is an…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

FDA Spying Controversy Underscores Need to Support Scientists

The FDA has recently found itself in the middle of a controversy that raises some questions about the extent to which its own scientists and researchers are allowed to challenge drug and medical…

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Anti-Obesity Drug: Good News or Bad Omen?

An FDA advisory committee has voted in favor of an investigational anti-obesity drug, which is a significant step towards obtaining full FDA approval. The proposed prescription medication in…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Bayer Settles Dozens of Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Cases

Bayer Healthcare is facing thousands of lawsuits from women who developed life-threatening blood clots after taking oral contraceptives sold under the brand nmes Yaz and Yasmin and generic…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Children’s Motrin and Tylenol Recalled, Real Problem May Not Be Contaminated Wood Pallets

Two popular over-the-counter medicines for children – Motrin and Tylenol – were recalled due to numerous reports of an odd odor emanating from the drug’s container. The…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Johnson & Johnson Allegedly Orchestrate Backroom Deal with Pharmacy Chain

A complaint was filed against Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest health care companies in the country. The complaint alleges that Johnson & Johnson made a backroom deal with Omnicare,…

Jim Lewis

Tylenol Recall Expands

The Tylenol recall, which originally involved only the Tylenol arthritis pill, has now expanded to include Tylenol Extra Strength, Rolaids, and some children’s medicines, according to ABC…