Cleveland APL Telethon Raises $50,790
Posted in Community Outreach on March 23, 2015
On Friday, March 20, Elk & Elk joined Levin Furniture as the corporate sponsors of the 4th Annual Fur-Get-Me-Not Telethon. [caption id="attachment_3560" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Cleveland APL[/caption] Telethon Raises $50,790 for Animal Protective League The fundraiser, which was hosted by WKYC Channel 3, raised more than $50,000 in support of the Cleveland...
Dangers of Off-Label Drug Use
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 20, 2015
We recently reported on the possible dangers of the anti-nausea drug Zofran® and equivalent generics when they are used off-label. But what does “off label” really mean? What is Off-Label Use of Medications? As we explained in an earlier post, “When a drug is used in a way that is different from that described...
Litigation Update: Transvaginal Mesh & Bladder Slings
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 17, 2015
For women struggling with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other problems, surgical treatments such as a bladder sling or other procedures using transvaginal mesh (TVM) seemed like a dream come true. Pharmaceutical companies claimed their mesh products would shore up weakened pelvic muscles—supporting internal organs and reducing embarrassing accidents. Sadly, for thousands of women,...
Top 7 Spring Driving Tips
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident on March 13, 2015
Springtime means flowers are in bloom, trees grow new leaves, and… the roads are full of potholes. While beautiful, spring in Ohio presents plenty of driving challenges, so be sure to follow these important tips when you hit the road. Spring Driving Tips Share the road. Warm weather brings motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians out...
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 9, 2015
Zofran® and its generic equivalents have been linked to birth defects and other problems when the medication is taken during pregnancy. The manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, promoted the off-label use of the drug as a remedy for morning sickness in addition to its approved use as a drug for controlling nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy and...
Kids and Guns: A Deadly Combination
Posted in Accident & Injury, Health & Wellness on March 5, 2015
Gun control is always a hot-button issue in this country. However, stories in the media about shootings that involve children – from Sandy Hook to the Tamir Rice shooting in Cleveland – are guaranteed to spur lively debate, sometimes resulting in calls for new legislation. [caption id="attachment_3512" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: Suchart Sriwichai /Freerangestock.com[/caption]...
Zofran Linked to Birth Defects
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 5, 2015
The anti-nausea drug Zofran® has often been prescribed off-label to pregnant women suffering from serious morning sickness. However, the evidence is growing that taking this drug may cause women to give birth to babies with a variety of birth defects. Zofran was approved in 1991 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating...