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Steven J. Klearman

Lawsuit Against CVS for Overcharging for Generic Drugs

CVS national pharmacy chain is being sued by pharmacy customers for “intentionally overcharging for generic prescription drugs,” according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month in California. The alleged claims date back as far as 2008. The pharmacy chain is […]

Steven J. Klearman

Study: Serious Drug Side Effects Not Reported To FDA In Time

Companies are failing to report an estimated one in ten serious and unexpected medication side effects to the FDA within 15-days, as required by federal regulations, according to a new study. Moreover drug manufacturers are even less prone to disclose […]

Steven J. Klearman

What You Need To Know About Foodborne Illnesses

There are an estimated 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses reported every year according to the Federal government. To put that another way, 1 in 6 Americans get sick each year. And, each year these illnesses result in an estimated […]

Steven J. Klearman

Several Bottled Waters Recalled For E. coli

A voluntary recall of bottled water was prompted by an E. coli scare. In total, Niagara Bottling, LLC, recalled 14 spring water products, including 7-Eleven and Wegmans brands among others. To date, there have been no reports of illness associated […]

Steven J. Klearman

The Dangers Of Sleeping Pills

Insomnia strikes about 30 percent of people chronically and occurs in about 90 percent of people at some time in their life in response to stress. Insomnia however is not a disease or disorder but rather a symptom of a […]

Steven J. Klearman

Actos Maker To Pay up to $2.4 Billion To Settle Lawsuits

In an effort to settle U.S. lawsuits, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Actos, has agreed to pay up to $2.4 billion. The suits claim the drug maker failed to inform patients of the risk of bladder cancer associated with the […]

Steven J. Klearman

Food Recalls And Safety Measures

In any given week a few or more food items get recalled. Most recently macadamia nuts, salad dressing and ice cream made the list for Listeria and Salmonella. Below are safety measures consumers can take to ensure the food in […]

Steven J. Klearman

Benicar Lawsuits Consolidated

A federal judicial panel in New Jersey granted a consolidation of lawsuits involving Benicar, a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure. According to the suits, Benicar can cause severe gastrointestinal injuries and the company knew but failed to […]

Steven J. Klearman

Experts Warn Against Melatonin Use In Children

University of Adelaide sleep researchers are warning parents and doctors against the use of the drug melatonin in children with sleep disorders. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body with the onset of darkness. It plays an important role […]

Steven J. Klearman

Several Food Products Recalled for Cumin Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an extensive recall of products containing the spice Cumin because it may be contaminated with peanut, which poses a serious threat to people that have a peanut allergy. The recall effects hundreds of […]