Keeping Track of Your Medications When You Have More Than One Illness Or Condition

Today’s Americans take more medications, vitamins, and supplements than past generations. A Consumer Reports survey reveals that the average American who uses prescription drugs takes four each day. If taken at the wrong time or under the wrong circumstances, however, these medications can prove dangerous. Thankfully, a variety of new apps and devices ease the hassle of managing multiple prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs. Top options are highlighted below: Make the Most of Your Mobile Device Set alarms on your phone to remind you when to take various medications throughout the day. Better yet, download a medication management app. These offer…

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A Family Impacted by Compounding Pharmacy’s Tainted Medications Seeks to Transfer all Related Cases to A Minnesota Court

A family that filed a contaminated steroid case against New England Compounding Pharmacy asked the the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to transfer all federal compounding pharmacy cases to the U.S. District of Minnesota for consolidated pretrial proceedings. It is reported that attorneys for Brenda and Robert Bansale made this request in a filing earlier this week. They argue all the compounding pharmacy cases should be combined for motion practice, discovery and damage issues because it will involve the same evidence and arguments and therefore consolidation is appropriate under the federal code. We are investigating several cases of tainted medication…

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Doctor Contends 15 Dead in NECC Medication Contamination was Preventible and Predictable | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law

According to Dr. Michael Carome, of Public Citizen, the fungal meningitis outbreak associated with 15 recent deaths and over 200 serious illnesses was completely preventable. In an article released by CNN, Dr. Carome contends that, “(T)he injectable steroid medication produced at the center was never approved by the FDA and was not manufactured in accordance with the FDA’s rigorous manufacturing standards designed to ensure that drugs are sterile and uncontaminated with such germs as bacteria or fungi before being sold and distributed. As a result, as many as 14,000 patients in 23 states were exposed to potentially contaminated steroids and…

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