Consumer Alerts

Pfizer’s Lack of Integrity Central to Lipitor OTC Debate

Lipitor’s link to diabetes and Pfizer’s ongoing failures to disclose this risk must not be ignored in Pfizer’s quest to have its popular cholesterol-lowering drug approved for purchase without a doctor’s prescription.  In fact, it should be central to the debate currently in front of the FDA. Lipitor has been shown to be particularly dangerous... Read More

Deadly Bacteria Possible in Dozens of Products Sold at Costco, Walmart, Target & Whole Foods

Parkers Farm, Inc. is recalling all products produced at its Coon Rapids, Minnesota facility for possible contamination with the potentially deadly Listeria bacterium. Listeria is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and infants. No deaths or illness have been reported. But the Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers who bought Parkers Farm products in recent... Read More

Lipitor Lawsuit: Liver Failure Follows Lipitor Use

Waltina Gadsden kicked off the New Year in 2001 as many of us do, with a resolve to take better care of her health. At 55 years old, Waltina was at a normal weight and had few health problems. She began taking Lipitor on her doctor’s advice to lower her level of “bad” cholesterol (LDL).... Read More

The Truth About Performance Enhancing Drugs

Famous athletes like Alex Rodriguez and Lance Armstrong have kept the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) a hot topic in sports and media. Why do so many athletes fall from grace due to the use of PEDs? It’s hard to resist the lure of a “quick fix” or “magic pill” that promises to quickly... Read More

Dr. Nikita Levy Class Action Registration Begins

Women who were patients of Baltimore gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy between April 26, 1988 and February 8, 2013 have been asked to officially register as a member of a class action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins Hospital.  All women known to have seen or been treated by Dr. Levy already are automatically members of the class... Read More

Dr. Nikita Levy Class Action Settlement Up to 12,000 Women

The number of women involved in the class action lawsuit against Baltimore gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy has soared from 9,000 to 12,000. Howard Janet, of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC law firm, is serving as vice-chair of the steering committee overseeing negotiations with Johns Hopkins Hospital, which employed Dr. Levy. Dr. Levy, who is deceased,... Read More

Considering Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?

While there are medical instances where TRT is appropriate, it may not be for everyone. Before you buy, consider a side not told to you by the drug companies – a side that all too often ends up on my desk in my “Misfires by Miracle Cures” file. Let me start with a list of... Read More

Companies Must Pay to Remove Lead Paint from California Homes

In a major victory for children’s health, a California judge has ordered three companies, ConAgra, NL Industries and Sherwin-Williams, to remove lead-based paint –long known as a toxin affecting brain development and causing lifelong learning and behavior problems – from inside thousands of California homes. The judge said the companies must pay $1.1 billion into a fund... Read More

Consumers Lose Big in Supreme Court Decision on Generic Drugs

Americans who take generic medications – and most of us do – have lost again before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Justices on Monday ruled for the second time that companies that make generic drugs are shielded from lawsuits over the safety and marketing of their products. The case involved a woman named Karen Bartlett,... Read More

Copper Mine Causes Air/Water Pollution in Nevada

We are currently fighting for environmental cleanup, medical help, and financial relief for residents of Yerington, Nevada. Waste from the formerly-active Anaconda Copper Mine has polluted the surrounding community’s air and drinking water. The EPA has concluded that uranium from the mine waste has entered the groundwater and traveled offsite. Testing has also revealed that many... Read More

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