Category Archives: Pharmacy Errors

Information about pharmacy errors and drug mistakes

BMW Recalls 2014 X5 SAV

BMW of North America is recalling certain model year 2014 X5 SAV vehicles, which were manufactured between December, 2013 and March, 2014. The recall is due to the discovery of a defect with child safety locks. The rear locking mechanisms may not have been manufactured correctly, causing a previously engaged child safety lock to disengage when the rear door handle is pulled. The defective rear door lock could allow a rear passenger, even a child, to pull on the rear door handle twice from the vehicle’s inside and be able to open the rear door, while the vehicle is either parked or in motion. This defect can lead to serious risk of injury and/or death for a rear passenger especially if not properly secured in a seatbelt. BMW is notifying owners, of the effected X5 SAVs and dealership will be replacing the affected locks at no extra cost to consumers….
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Generic Drugs Spark Suits

The United States Supreme Court has made a ruling that has caused concern for people taking generic versions of drugs rather than brand-name drugs. In PLIVIA v. Mensing, which was heard in 2011, the Court found that federal statutes and Food and Drug Administration regulations pre-empt state tort claims. This case involved two individuals who after being prescribed the brand-name drug Reglan, were actually given the generic version of the drug by their pharmacist. Several years of taking the generic drug led both to develop a severe neurological disorder and they sued due to inadequate warning labels. The brand-name Reglan had recognized such risk associated with long-term use and strengthened its labeling to convey the risk where as the generic brand did not. The Court’s reasoning for not requiring generic drug manufacturers to comply with both federal regulations and state court judgments is because as the law stands they must…
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Risperdal and the Risks it Poses

Recent studies link the drug Risperdal to a condition called Gynecomastia, a non-cancerous breast tissue growth, developing in young men.  The drug increases levels of prolactin, a hormone that the body releases to stimulate breast growth and the production of milk. In instances surgery is required to correct the condition. Though this condition is non-life threatening the side effects of the drug creates a lasting psychosocial harm for the young men affected by the drug. A study from 2006 in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, warned that Risperdal (Risperidone) be administered to children and adolescents with caution, as the levels commonly given for treatment of psychotic symptoms have great risk to increase prolactin levels. The FDA has issued warnings relating to the drug. Risperdal is also linked to a host of other side effects as well including but not limited to: Diabetes, high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) Bone loss (demineralization) Suicide…
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