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Rick Shapiro

Are Mirena and Essure Birth Control Methods More Dangerous Than Women Think?

Mirena and Essure are internal forms of birth control that can prevent pregnancy for years at a time. Often after a women has finished having children her doctor will recommend these as an option. However thousands of women have been […]

Jim Lewis

Authorities Cracking Down On Unlawful Diabetes Drugs

With an enormous assortment of diabetes drugs currently on the market, the United States Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on illegal or potentially-dangerous drugs marketed from within and without the U.S.  Diabetes affects over twenty-five million Americans, and there […]

Rick Shapiro

Abundance Of “Natural” Products Lead To Spike In Food Labeling Litigation

In an interesting development in the legal world, federal courts across the country, especially those in the Northern District of California, have found themselves dealing with dozens of food…

Rick Shapiro

Remember those tainted spinal steroid shots? We're not out of the woods.

During last year's fungal meningitis outbreak, USA Today reported that epidural steroid patients were developing symptoms within 42 days of receiving a contaminated injection. A doctor with…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Prescription Drugs to Help with the Stress of Parenthood?

The pressure to raise healthy, happy children into healthy, happy adults is enormous, and the toll is showing on today's parents. It is showing up in the rate at which parents are relying on…

Mark Favaloro

Food Recalls Spike in 2012 With More Than Six Issued Per Day

A recent report by Stericycle ExpertRECALL with recall data from the fourth quarter shows that 552 food recalls were announced during the last few months of 2012. This broke down to an…

Rick Shapiro

Eli Lilly Settles with Four Sisters in Dangerous Drug Breast Cancer Case

In the 1950s, many pregnant women were given diethylstilbestrol, or DES, to help prevent complications such as miscarriages and premature births. By the 1970s, it was no longer being prescribed…

Mark Favaloro

Despite Fines Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Harm and Defraud Patients

Multinational pharmaceutical companies seem too willing to flout laws and regualtions prohibitting the promotion of drugs for unapproved purposes, the withhoding of rebates to government health…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

Utah Supreme Court: Prescribers Can Be Held Liable for Actions of Medicated Patient

The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that health care providers who prescribe medications can be sued for neglgence when a patient taking medications they prescribed injures or kills another person….

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

More Lawsuits Filed Against Yaz,Yasmin Birth Control Pill Maker

More than 12,000 women are believed to have developed blood clots while taking Bayer Healthcare's Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptives or one of the products' generic equivalents containing…