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Qnexa Diet drug rejected by FDA to be reviewed again

Friday, February 17, 2012

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The F.D.A. rejected Qnexa in 2010, amid safety concerns, and the drug’s manufacturer is now presenting additional data to argue its case. But thousands of people in central California, where Qnexa’s inventor ran a weight-loss clinic, and others across the country have not had to wait for the drug’s approval. Through a regulatory loophole of […]

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Birth defects caused by many factors

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Birth defects are caused by a number of different factors, some more controllable than others. While some birth defects are hereditary, others are caused by environmental factors. Missing chromosomes and other genes that don’t work properly can lead to malformations in a newborn baby’s body that cannot be prevented by an unborn baby’s environment. However, […]

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Studies show Depakote has ties to birth defects

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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The use of Depakote has been linked to a variety of birth defects in the babies of mothers who took the drug while pregnant. Birth defects involving the face, skull, brain, spinal cord, heart, and blood vessels have been linked to Depakote use. Depakote, an anti-seizure medication, was originally approved by the FDA in 1983. […]

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Lawsuits for Zoloft birth defects: atrial and ventricular septal defects

Friday, June 24, 2011

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After investigation, experts have noted a link between certain birth defects and ingestion of the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy. Zoloft, one of a group of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), is often prescribed for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and various anxiety and panic disorders. One of the primary classes of defects experts have […]

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Depakote lawsuits for babies with birth defects

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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Many mothers who took the drug Depakote during pregnancy report birth defects and health problems in their newborn babies. Now, a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer may allow these mothers to receive compensation for their children’s injuries. In 2009, the FDA issued a warning to users and distributors of Depakote about possible harm caused by […]

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Zoloft lawsuits abound after birth defects

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Infants whose mothers took the antidepressant Zoloft may have an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension and may be at risk for other health problems. Mothers who took Zoloft also show an increased risk of having babies with birth defects. Numerous individuals have filed suit against Zoloft’s manufacturer, Pfizer, Inc., claiming that the company did […]

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Zoloft linked to birth defects

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Zoloft, a medication prescribed to treat patients with depression and certain anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, has been linked to the development of birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Zoloft is manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. Some major birth defects linked to the use of Zoloft during pregnancy include: – Atrial septal defect [ASD] […]

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