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Bad Medicine? Nolo.com Adds Articles on Dangerous Drugs and FDA Recalls

There are thousands of prescription drugs on the market today, and sometimes it seems like every other TV commercial is telling you to ask your doctor about one medication or another. Almost all prescription drugs have known (usually mild) side effects. But when the health risks linked to a medication start to outweigh any potential benefit to patients, or the drug causes health problems that aren’t accounted for on the warning label, the FDA often steps in, and the public needs to know what to watch out for.

To keep consumers up to date on the latest legal and health issues related to prescription drugs, Nolo is pleased to announce the latest additions to its ever-growing collection of free online articles:

Avandia Litigation and FDA Developments – The controversial diabetes drug is coming under increased scrutiny from the FDA, and thousands of lawsuits have been filed alleging an increased risk of heart attack for patients taking Avandia.

Fosamax Litigation and ONJ – Merck’s popular osteoporosis drug has been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw (“ONJ,” also called “jaw death”) and bone fractures.

NuvaRing | Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella – Lawsuits have called into question the safety and marketing of these contraceptives, including the risk of blood clots.

Heparin Recall and Litigation – Contaminants in the anticoagulant drug prompted a recall order from the FDA, and spurred lawsuits over adverse reactions to the medication.

FDA Drug Recalls – When the FDA or a pharmaceutical company removes a drug from the market, what do patients and consumers need to know?

Browse dozens more articles and FAQ on dangerous products, recalls, and product liability in Nolo’s Dangerous Products & Drugs topic.

Nolo.com Adds Dozens of New Legal Topics

Visitors to Nolo.com know about our hundreds of free articles and FAQs, covering everything from Accidents & Injuries to Wills, Trusts & Estates — always accurate, up to date, and written in plain English. Now there’s even more to love. This week, Nolo announces the addition of dozens of new legal topics to our free online content, to keep you on top of the latest changes to the legal landscape.

So, what are some of the new topics now online at Nolo.com? Here are some highlights:

  • Dangerous Products and Drugs – The latest on Chinese drywall, dangerous drugs like Seroquel, and much more.
  • Crimes In-Depth – Definitions and real-world examples of criminal offenses including theft, drug crimes, and manslaughter.
  • Contracts – Contract terminology explained, common types of agreements, contract disputes, and more.
  • Health Insurance & Health Care Expenses – Understanding your health coverage, the new health care reform bill, and what to do if you dispute a decision under your health plan.
  • Collecting Unemployment Benefits – Eligibility for unemployment compensation, how much you may get, and how to appeal a denial of benefits.

Other new additions to Nolo.com include Asbestos, Chemicals & Toxic Torts, Asylum & Refugee Status, Expungement & Criminal Records, Social Security Disability, and Your Right to Time Off Work. Check out our View More page for a snapshot of everything we’ve got covered at Nolo.com.