RxWatch is constantly monitoring drug safety alerts, FDA Warnings and major medical journals to stay on top of the latest vital safety information for pharmaceuticals, over the counter medications and other consumer products so that we may alert you as quickly as possible after dangerous side effects and serious medical risks become known. In most cases, these dangerous drugs remain on the market and continue to be used by millions of unsuspecting Americans.
Below are pharmaceuticals, over the counter medications and other consumer products that RxWatch is most concerned about. Over 100 million Americans use these products, all of which have been the focus of alarming medical studies
Research since the 1970's has demonstrated an increase in the risk of ovarian cancer from using talcum powder products for feminine hygiene. Numerous medical studies have concluded that feminine dusting with talcum powder increases the ovarian cancer risk by as much as 41%. Onder Law recently won a $72 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson. Read the RxWatch Talcum Powder Alert
Proton pump inhibitors, one requiring a prescription but now available over the counter, are some of the most widely used medications in the world for treating conditions such as heartburn and acid refult. They are now being considered as one of the most over-prescribed medications in the world and may have increased the risk of Chronic Kidney Disease by 50%. Read the RxWatch Nexium/Prilosec/Prevacid Alert
This antibiotic is routinely used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections. Recent medical reports show an increase in aortic injuries, specifically aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, both of which can rupture, creating a life-threatening medical emergency. This warning applies to both past and current Levaquin usage. Read the RxWatch Levaquin Alert
These Type 2 diabetes medications use saxagliptin to control blood glucose without causing weight gain. However, Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR have now received FDA Warnings after being linked to an increased risk of heart failure in a significant medical study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read the RxWatch Onglyza/Kombiglyze XR Alert
Xarelto is a blood thinner used to prevent blood clots, which can prevent stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and related medical conditions. It has been linked to a risk of internal bleeding, which has resulted in death in some patients. Read the RxWatch Xarelto Alert
This is a Type 2 diabetes drug manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. It initially received fast-track approval, but medical studies now show Invokana may cause diabetic ketoacidosis, kidney failure, cardiac problems, even death. Read the RxWatch Invokana Alert
A leader in cancer research at Harvard University asserts that perhaps 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer can be blamed each year on perineal talc use in the US. Despite the existence of evidence that talc-based products are dangerous and can cause cancer, talc is not regulated in the US. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013, about 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed, while 14,030 women will die as a result of ovarian cancer in the US.
Paraquat is a highly toxic herbicide that has has been linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. Used by farmers and landscapers, Paraquat is so deadly that a license is required to use it. Paraquat has been banned in 32 countries due to it's extrerme toxicity and the healh risks that come with exposure. Those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease after being exposed to Paraquat may be eligible to file a Paraquat Parkinson's lawsuit.
Philips Respironics recalled over 3 million CPAP, BiPAP and ventilator machines in June of 2021, informing patients that the foam padding breaks down, leading to an array of health problems including cancer. Millions of Americans have been unknowingly exposed to cancer and other problems by a device meant to maintain their health. Those who were diagnosed with cancer or other health issues may be entitled to file a Philips CPAP, BiPAP or ventilator claim.