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No One Said Opioids Could Cause Birth Defects

No One Said Opioids Could Cause Birth Defects

Drug manufacturers hid the truth about the dangerous side effects of opioids in misleading advertisements. Now we know opioids could cause birth defects, and victims are turning to opioid attorneys to hold the corporations responsible.

Even though advertisements claimed that opioids are safe for long-term use, drug manufacturers prioritized profits by downplaying the now well-known...

New Study Links Prenatal Opioid Use and Birth Defects

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New Study Links Prenatal Opioid Use and Birth Defects

A new study finds a causal link between prescribed opioid treatment during pregnancy and birth defects in newborns.

Researchers found a link between opioid painkillers use just before or during pregnancy and birth defects in a growing fetus.

Birth Defects and Opioids

Two to three percent of participating mothers in the CDC study reported treatment with opioid painkillers...

Lawyers Fight to Give Voice to Babies Affected by Opioids

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Lawyers Fight to Give Voice to Babies Affected by Opioids

In the ongoing legal battle for justice for opioid victims, attorneys argue that newborns should be separated into a different track from other cases.

A sprawling collection of opioid-related cases is currently moving forward as part of a multi-district litigation (MDL). But the attorneys representing babies injured by opioids are arguing for a separate track for their...

The Latest on Opioid Litigation From Every Angle

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The Latest on Opioid Litigation From Every Angle

A recent conference brought together speakers from all sides to assess the issues surrounding an increasing number of opioid epidemic-related lawsuits.

Waters & Kraus’s Seattle-based attorney, Kay Gunderson Reeves, was in Dallas on June 28, 2018, to attend the first Perrin Opioid Litigation Conference. Lawyers, doctors, psychologists, insurers, and...

OxyContin Manufacturer Changes Marketing Practices

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OxyContin Manufacturer Changes Marketing Practices

Going forward, Purdue will halt promotion of opioids to doctors.

Privately held pharmaceutical manufacturer Purdue Pharma says that it will no longer market OxyContin, the most sold opioid painkiller in the world, to doctors. Multiple lawsuits blame the pharmaceutical company for helping to trigger the opioid epidemic and are putting pressure on Purdue. This...

Opioid Refills Raise Risk of Dependency in Surgical Patients

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Opioid Refills Raise Risk of Dependency in Surgical Patients

Larger doses may not be the problem in the opioid crisis.

According to a study of over one million commercially insured patients, the length of opioid prescriptions rather than the dosage is the prime determinant of ongoing opioid misuse among surgical patients. Misuse is defined as dependence, abuse, and/or overdose. Patients were considered opioid-naïve if...

When Consumer Safety Does Not Seem to Matter

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When Consumer Safety Does Not Seem to Matter

AAJ article highlights the ongoing problem with corporations choosing money over honesty and consumer safety.

The American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) newest report highlights corporate misconduct and how it impacts the average U.S. citizen’s everyday life. A consistent lack of transparency from these corporations demonstrates how “when corporations put profits before safety and...

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