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By Shawn Kasserman

licorice coughing syrup, Chicago pharmaceutical litigation lawyerCough syrup can contain a myriad of ingredients to help alleviate pain, cough, or general discomfort; morphine is not typically one of those ingredients, but it was found in Ma Ying Long Pharmaceutical Group’s over-the-counter Licorice Coughing Liquid. Even more concerning is that the ingredient was never listed on the product’s packaging. As such, the retailer in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling the drug.

About the Recall

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By Shawn Kasserman

FDA recall, grape liquid, Chicago product liability lawyersThough helpful in alleviating the symptoms of a common cold, infection, or allergies, an overdose of Guaifenesin can lead to serious and potentially fatal side effects. Children with certain health conditions are especially susceptible. This makes a recent drug recall for children’s Guaifenesin grape liquid and Guaifenesin DM cherry liquid, all made by Perrigo Company, of serious concern for parents, particularly for those with children that poorly metabolize dextromethorphan.

Why the Recall was Issued

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By Robert Geimer

The FDA has issued a warning that the coatings on intravascular devices may peel off and cause serious injuries to patients.  In a Safety Communication, the FDA has warned that it has received about 500 reports since early 2014 of these coatings flaking or peeling off intravascular devices such as guidewires, catheters and introducers, which have been used in many different types of medical procedures.  Adverse events include stroke, embolism and heart attack.  Though the FDA has taken the position that the overall benefits of these devices continue to outweigh the risks, it is urging caution in their use and urging physicians to follow a set of recommendation to reduce the risk of flaking and peeling.

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By Timothy S. Tomasik

When a generic prescription drug causes injury to a patient – even permanent neurological injury or death – the patient cannot sue the maker of the generic drug, even if the patient could have sued had he or she been administered the name brand drug instead.

Why Are Generic Drug Manufacturers Essentially Immune From Suit? 

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