Consumer Alerts Blog

Bayer, the manufacturer of the Essure permanent birth control system, recently announced it will stop all U.S. sales of the drug at the end of the year. Thousands of Essure lawsuits have been filed against Bayer by women who claim their Essure birth control implants caused serious side effects, including excessive bleeding, heavy menstruation, ectopic […] Read More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging parents to immediately stop using homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna because they pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children. The agency has confirmed that certain homeopathic teething tablets have inconsistent amounts of the toxic ingredient belladonna, which is a poisonous plant in the nightshade family […] Read More
On Jan. 11, Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts and pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties to settle its diesel emissions scandal in which 590,000 U.S. vehicles were equipped with defeat devices to cheat emissions testing.The $4.3 billion includes $1.5 billion to settle civil claims and $2.8 billion in […] Read More
In December 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety communication confirming that the use of the type 2 diabetes medicine pioglitazone may be linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer.Pioglitazone is marketed as Actos, Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR, Duetact and Oseni. These medications are used to control blood glucose […] Read More
A veteran Volkswagen engineer entered a guilty plea last week to a criminal charge for his participation in the automaker’s emissions scandal, bringing to light new information regarding Volkswagen’s deceitful practices over the past decade.Court documents reveal that from the inception of the automaker’s clean diesel program in 2009, the company’s engineers intentionally created and […] Read More
A new study has found that the use of pregabalin during pregnancy could increase birth defect risks. The risks for developing defects were three times higher among women taking pregabalin during their first trimester than women not taking anti-seizure medications.Pregabalin, branded as Lyrica in the U.S., is a drug which is commonly prescribed to treat […] Read More
Statin drugs prescribed for high cholesterol have been shown to cause painful side effects including muscle pain and a condition known as rhabdomyolysis, which eats away at muscle tissue.Previous research on the effects of statins was contradictory, showing that many people who took statins and experienced muscle pain were simply experiencing normal aches and pains […] Read More

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