Dangerous Drugs

$17 Million Nationwide Class Action Settlement with PHH and Realogy Approved

August 28, 2018 – A California federal judge granted final approval to a $17 million settlement in a nationwide class action lawsuit filed by consumers, represented by Daniel Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. and Evan Borges of Greenberg Gross LLP, against PHH Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“PHH”), and Realogy Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries…

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Study Links Viagra to Increased Risk of Melanoma Skin Cancer

A study published in April 2014 in the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine (“JAMA”) linked the popular erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, to an increased risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. The study analyzed data from more than 25,000 men who participated in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and found that…

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DSM-V Study Exposes Possible Conflict of Interest between Pharmaceutical Companies and Review Members

According to a recent study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (1/22/14, “Tripartite Conflicts of Interest and High Stakes Patent Extensions in the DSM-5”, http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/357499#abstract), panel members for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) may have financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) due to financial ties with pharmaceutical companies. The…

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Future of Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Threatened

According to The New York Times, an animal study requested by Merck for its type 2 diabetes drug, Januvia, revealed worrisome changes in the pancreases of rats, leading to follow-up studies which now threaten the future of the lucrative diabetes drug, as well as all other drugs in its class.