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Black Box Warnings Do Not Make Fluoroquinolone Acceptable

July 15, 2020

Numerous patients across the United States faced injuries that changed their lives after they used a commonly prescribed antibiotic from the fluoroquinolone drug class. These cases grow with each day, despite there is a series of Black Box Warnings.  FDA recently warned (in March 2018) physicians to avoid prescribing this drug, due to uncomplicated infections…

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Can a Damaged Road Lead to a Car Accident?

July 5, 2020

Without a doubt, roadway issues can lead to car accidents. But a lot of the questions that people have after these types of crashes is who is going to pay? When the road caused the accident, it’s difficult to pin fault on someone. You might even feel bad in thinking that you could be the…

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Nephrologists Are Reluctant to Accept Janssen’s INVOKANA

June 26, 2020

Millions of Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes, and about one-quarter of those patients have kidney disease, which makes the diabetic kidney disease one of the biggest reasons for morbidity in the USA. INVOKANA was approved in 2019 as the first sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. It should reduce the risk of terminal kidney disease,…

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What Happens When You Can’t Escape the Vehicle After A Crash

June 20, 2020

When you think of worst-case scenarios, you often think that the worst that could go wrong behind the wheel is a car crash. You don’t think about the countless lakes and rivers that run through North Carolina or the possibility of crashing into one and your vehicle going underwater. You may not think about the…

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Apixaban Inconsistent on Stopping Stroke

June 15, 2020

A new study suggests that Apixaban may not stop a stroke in patients on maintenance dialysis as well as in patients who have new-onset nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. The drug may even increase the risk of bleeding,s. According to recent research on Apixaban, (a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC), it outperformed warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist, in…

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What Happens When The At-Fault Driver Was Unlicensed?

June 5, 2020

Well, it’s bad enough to get into a car accident; it’s even worse when you learn the other driver doesn’t even have a license. Now, this could play out in a few ways. You could have a situation where a driver’s license had expired and not been renewed. Or you can have a situation where…

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Connecticut Top Court Confirms Defense Win in Pradaxa Litigation

May 28, 2020

Connecticut’s top court has confirmed a defense verdict delivered in the first case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming Boehringer Ingelheim did not warn of the risks of severe bleeding linked with its blood thinner drug Pradaxa. The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday rejected arguments by Mary Boone’s daughter that a…

3 Critical Steps for Settling a Claim

May 20, 2020

How does it all work? You call your insurance company, and then you get a check weeks later in the mail? Usually, that’s what people do, but they often don’t get enough compensation. So what happened? In the case of not getting a fair settlement, many people don’t realize the full volume of needed evidence…

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Gonorrhea Resistance to Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

May 15, 2020

Having a sexually transmitted infection may sound like a terrible thing (and it could be if not treated), but with the suitable medicine, it could easily be put under control.   Gonorrhea is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It is caused by a bacterium known as Neisseria gonorrhea; this STD has mainly developed resistance to defeat…

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3 Critical Steps for Settling a Claim

May 5, 2020

How does it all work? You call your insurance company, and then you get a check weeks later in the mail? Usually, that’s what people do, but they often don’t get enough compensation. So what happened? In the case of not getting a fair settlement, many people don’t realize the full volume of needed evidence…