Defective Products & Prescription Drug Recalls in NC Archives - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Study Shows Active Ingredient in Weight Loss Pill ‘Alli’ Causes Irreversible Organ Damage

One of the most popular over-the-counter weight loss drugs, Alli, causes irreversible kidney, liver and other organ damage according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Rhode Island.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it “is reviewing adverse event reports of liver injury in patients taking the weight loss drug…

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More Than Half Million Defective Asthma Inhalers Recalled

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that a recall has been issued for almost 600,000 asthma inhalers. The recall has been issued because there may be potential issues with the delivery system. The inhalers are manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and involve the Ventolin HFA 200D inhalers. Affected lot numbers are 6ZP0003, 6ZP9944, and 6ZP9848. These…

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Asbestos Manufacturer Attempts to Limit Liability in Settlement Payouts

The Story: Garlock Sealing Technologies is attempting to exit bankruptcy by proving that it is not liable for the totality of its victims’ claims. The company is disputing the claimants’ $1.3 billion in damages, asserting that it will owe only $125 million in payments. Garlock is a maker of asbestos gaskets; asbestos is proven to cause lung…

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