Navigation Links
Injury Law Firm Announces New Informative Graphic on Common Medicines That Have Allegedly Been Linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome
Date:5/18/2013

(PRWEB) May 18, 2013

According to the the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation, Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), also known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, is a severe allergic reaction usually to medicine (i). The first signs of SJS involve flu-like symptoms but it can quickly advance causing blistering and large areas of dead skin. Some severe reactions can even cause death. SJS can develop at any time and seriously affect both children and adults. In fact, the former NBA player, Manute Bol, passed away after he received kidney medicine which caused SJS (ii). His story is one story among many that tell of severe reactions from common medicines.

According to Adverse Events, an organization that standardizes FDA adverse event reports, SJS has been allegedly caused by such drugs as Advil, Bextra, Dilantin, Motrin, and Tegretol. 945 patients taking Dilantin have alleged that they suffered SJS after taking the drug (iii). In the past, the FDA has also recalled drugs because of their connection to SJS. According to a 2005 CNN report, the FDA ordered Pfizer to recall the arthritis drug, Bextra, after the drug was linked to heart risks and SJS. This recall came shortly after Merck pulled Vioxx for similar concerns. The recalls of these two drugs also lead the FDA to impose heightened warnings on another arthritis drug Celebrex (iv).

The SJS infographic provides information on the progression of SJS as well as details on certain conditions that SJS can cause. These conditions include arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other serious conditions. Additionally, it provides statistics on SJS and specific drugs. Learn more by visiting the SJS webpage and viewing the infographic: SJS Infographic.

If you believe that you or a loved one has experienced a severe reaction to medicine, then you may have a potential SJS claim. You should find a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer because you may only have one opportunity to receive the compensation you deserve. An SJS lawyer can provide you with important legal and personal advice regarding your claim. d'Oliveira & Associates, P.C., is working with some of the more experienced dangerous drug lawyers in the country who handle these cases. Please contact our law offices at 1-800-992-6878.

Sources:
(i) sjsupport.org/?page_id=451
(ii) abcnews.go.com/Health/PainNews/manute-bol-lost-life-rare-stevens-johnson-syndrome/story?id=10975735#.UZJWkb7D_cs
(iii) adverseevents.com/drugdetail.php?AEDrugID=31&BrandName=DILANTIN
(iv) money.cnn.com/2005/04/07/news/fortune500/bextra/

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10742285.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. UCLA Brain Injury Research Center gets NCAA funding for research on sports concussions
2. Why is traumatic brain injury increasing among the elderly?
3. Long-term neuropsychological impairment is common in acute lung injury survivors
4. Experts Offer Advice After Yankee Pitchers Trampoline Injury
5. Spinal cord injury researchers win Apple Award for article on niacin for dyslipidemia
6. Mild traumatic brain injury may contribute to brain network dysfunction
7. Injury-Linked Deaths Vary Widely Among States
8. Most occupational injury and illness costs are paid by the government and private payers
9. Diabetes drug could be a promising therapy for traumatic brain injury
10. Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children
11. Traumatic brain injury the focus of American Headache Society scientific conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 04, 2016 , ... Patients who ... now take advantage of a cosmetic procedure known as Carbon Dioxide (C02) ... the appearance of age spots, fine lines, uneven coloration, wrinkles, scarring, skin ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Halfway through ... Medicine has provided preventative dental services to more than 15,900 children 5 years old ... 5 LA pledged $38 million over a span of five years to Western University ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... On Dec. 2, 2016, CURE® magazine will host the ... the 2016 MPN Heroes—eight individuals who have made a difference in the field of ... standard of care, demonstrating leadership within the MPN community and/or a commitment to individual ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... Advanced Inc., a leading provider of travel therapy and travel nursing across ... Advanced Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2016. Jason previously served as Vice ... leadership experience to Advanced Inc. He began his career in finance at Ernst & ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... , ... The annual time frame to change Medicare health and prescription drug ... 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to switch from their current plan to ... make changes during this period order for their new policy to go into effect ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... bioLytical Laboratories, un líder mundial en test rápidos de ... Self Test , a los miembros de la Kenya Pharmaceutical Association. ... ... INSTI HIV Self Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444905 ) bioLytical fue invitada por la Clinton ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced the ... and Demand Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... , , ... 2015, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% ... witness faster growth during the forecast period, a CAGR of 8.8% in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... On Thursday, December 1st 2016, ... research, development and innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry at ... in the presence of Sergey Tsyb, Vice Minister of ... , Natalia Sanina, First Vice Chairman of the ... of Roszdravnadzor, National Service of Control in Healthcare, Sergey ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: