The marketing and sales practices of major pharmaceutical companies has been under scrutiny in the last few years. This week, the U.S. Justice Department announced that drug maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a $490.9 million settlement for criminal and civil liability charges in connection with improperly marketing Rapamune, the kidney transplant drug. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Pfizer in 2009. According to the Press Release issued by the Justice Department on Tuesday, July 30 the drug was not approved as safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Continue reading “U.S. Department of Justice Releases Details of Rapamune Kidney Transplant Drug Settlement Case against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals”
Shopping malls are designed to accommodate a large population of people moving incrowds through stores, hallways and up stairs and elevators. With all of this activity, occasional accidents are bound to occur.
There are a variety of possible hazards that can endanger mall visitors, especially if the staff and management are not fulfilling their duty to keep the premises safe. 15% of injuries in malls and shopping centers are caused by slip and fall accidents. While they can be attributed to the patron simply losing their balance, these incidents can also be caused by: Continue reading “Potential Dangers and Forms of Negligence on Commercial Properties”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately5.4 million surgical procedures performed annually in the United States. Though all operations involve a certain degree of risk, patients should have the reasonable expectation that a high standard of care will be provided to them. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Each year, thousands of people are affected by preventable surgical errors, a common form of medical malpractice.
A good level of trust between a patient and doctor is mutually beneficial. It ensures the doctor can provide accurate, sufficient treatment and gives the patient peace of mind. In most cases, medical professionals live up to expected standards, treating patients with timely, thorough care and prescribing appropriate medications. Continue reading “Prescription Drug Errors”