Paxil and Suicide Among Teens – A New Look at an Old Study
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Paxil and Suicide Among Teens – A New Look at an Old Study

Paxil and Suicide Earlier this month (September 2015), a major medical journal released findings that Paxil (paroxetine) is NOT, in fact, safe for teenagers and can make some teenagers suicidal and likely to harm themselves. This finding on Paxil and suicide among teens is in direct contradiction to the earlier study which concluded the drug…

Famous Whistleblowers
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Famous Whistleblowers

Famous Whistleblowers A Whistleblower lawsuit is a civil suit filed by an individual who has knowledge of a company’s fraud, illegal activities or corruption. Read about the most famous whistleblowers in history on Politico.

Antidepressant Paxil Is Unsafe for Teenagers, New Analysis Says
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Antidepressant Paxil Is Unsafe for Teenagers, New Analysis Says

Paxil Unsafe for Teenagers According to New Analysis A fresh look at a 2001 study on Paxil finds that the antidepressant is not safe for teenagers to take. Critics of the original study on Paxil and teenagers charge that serious side effect had been previously played down. Our pharmaceutical litigation attorneys have experience working with…

New Missouri Laws Take Effect
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New Missouri Laws Take Effect

New Missouri Laws Several new Missouri laws went into effect last week, dealing with health, protecting seniors and victims of sex crimes, municipal courts, education, and more. Read on at Missourinet.com.

Addyi, The First Sexual Dysfunction Drug is Now Available
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Addyi, The First Sexual Dysfunction Drug is Now Available

Addyi, The First Sexual Dysfunction Drug is Now Available. A Good Thing? It’s an exciting time for American women who have been looking to level the playing field with respect to sexual dysfunction. That’s because the FDA finally approved (after numerous past rejections) the first “sex drug” targeted to women, as reported by KTLA. This…

Safety Issues Continue to Plague the Trucking Industry
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Safety Issues Continue to Plague the Trucking Industry

Trucking Safety Issues Continue Trucking safety issues are continuing to plague the trucking industry, one of the most important of which is how best to regulate the hours truckers are allowed to be on the road. According to the American Transportation Research Institute, this is the top issue that faces the trucking community. Drowsy and…

Safety Testing
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Safety Testing

Safety Testing Dollar Tree, Target and Zulilly. They all have safety violations discovered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission due to inadequate safety testing. Read on about the dangerous products that crowd the retailer’ shelves.

Drug Mix Ups – Ending Up With The Wrong Medications
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Drug Mix Ups – Ending Up With The Wrong Medications

Drug Mix Ups Last month (July 2015), the FDA warned consumers and health care professionals, as they have received numerous reports concerning drug mix ups between drugs that have very similar names but are clearly very different drugs. It’s a reminder to the public know what drugs you are taking, what they are called and…

Medical Malpractice Caps in Missouri – A Long and Winding Road
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Medical Malpractice Caps in Missouri – A Long and Winding Road

Medical Malpractice Caps in Missouri have been the subject of much debate over the past few years. Here in Missouri we have seen caps set by the legislature enacted, then struck down by our State Supreme Court and then, just last month, reinstated by the legislature. It has been an emotionally charged debate affecting hospitals,…

Who is Really Happy About the New Happy Hour for Illinois?
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Who is Really Happy About the New Happy Hour for Illinois?

New Happy Hour Law for Illinois After 25 years, as of July 15, 2015, Illinois will once again be allowing drinking establishments to have happy hour drink specials, thanks to a new happy hour law. They were banned due to the belief that there was a positive correlation between drink specials and excessive drinking, impaired…

Dangerous Drugs
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Dangerous Drugs

Every day, Americans are injured by side effects of dangerous drugs. For many, their only recourse is to file lawsuits against the companies that sell the products. The pharmaceutical industry makes sky-high profits that allow them to move quickly from one faulty drug to the next. From 2004 to 2008, Pfizer, one major pharmaceutical company,…

Be Safe This 4th of July
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Be Safe This 4th of July

4th of July Safety Congratulations 4th of July. You were named “Most Dangerous Holiday” by the National Safety Council. From about 5pm on July 3 to midnight on July 4, danger seems to set in. There are always an unfortunately high number of traffic fatalities and other debilitating injuries on the highways. Over half of…

Pharmaceutical Litigation: Should Off Label be Off The Table?
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Pharmaceutical Litigation: Should Off Label be Off The Table?

Last month I wrote about how the FDA has been fining pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars for marketing their drugs to doctors for non-approved (“off label”) uses. Earlier this month, a pharmaceutical company (Amarin Pharma) took a novel preemptive strike – they are suing the FDA over violation of freedom of speech, claiming that they…

Zoloft and Birth Defects
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Zoloft and Birth Defects

In April 2015, a jury in our own fair city of St. Louis found Pfizer’s Zoloft, the best-selling antidepressant on the market, not responsible for causing birth defects in a child whose mother took Zoloft while pregnant. This case was a bell-weather lawsuit -the first of its kind to go to trial, while many similar…

Stay Safe on the Road – Prevent Truck Accidents
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Stay Safe on the Road – Prevent Truck Accidents

While large trucks make up less than 5% of traffic on the roads, to anyone driving along side one of these beasts on the highway, it probably seems like a lot more than that.  Despite being only 5% of roadway traffic these trucks account for over 10% of all fatal truck accidents in Missouri and…

Pharmaceutical Litigation – Are Off Label Drugs Off Limits?
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Pharmaceutical Litigation – Are Off Label Drugs Off Limits?

The term “off label drug use (OLDU)” refers to the practice of doctors prescribing medications for a condition, use or category of patients, that has not been approved by the FDA. All prescription medications sold in the United States must be approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The approval process can be long, complicated…

Literally… the Rules of the Road
201504.06
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Literally… the Rules of the Road

As a lawyer who specializes in auto accidents and lawsuits, friends and clients ask me all the time what they should do when they are pulled over by a police officer. We’ve all been there…. You’re singing your little heart out to Taylor Swift when all of a sudden you see that red and blue…