Zofran

Zofran (Ondansetron): During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Defects, Oral Facial Clefts & Other Congenital Malformations. Zofran During Pregnancy Parents of children with heart abnormalities, cleft palates and other birth defects should know that Zofran has been linked with these defects.  The Federal Food and Drug Administration has warned that the use of Zofran […]

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Xarelto

ISSUE: Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood-thinning drug (anti-coagulant) that has been linked to hundreds of injuries and deaths since it was approved in 2011. BACKGROUND: Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood-thinning drug (anticoagulant) that is used to treat blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolisms. It has been sold […]

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Diflucan

Diflucan (fluconazole): Drug Safety Communication – Long-term, High-dose Use During Pregnancy May Be Associated With Birth Defects ISSUE: FDA is informing the public that treatment with chronic, high doses (400-800mg/day) of Diflucan (fluconazole) during the first trimester of pregnancy may be associated with a rare and distinct set of birth […]

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Topamax

Topamax (topiramate): Drug Safety Communication – During Pregnancy Linked to Oral Birth Defect Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Topamax During Pregnancy Parents of children born with cleft palate or cleft lip need to know the drug Topamax has been linked to these birth defects. On March 4, 2011, the Federal […]

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Child Bullying

Bullying Lawsuit Filed Against School District In March of 2016, the father of a 14-year-old student has filed a federal lawsuit against the Killeen School District alleging it failed to rectify bullying and sexual harassment incidents that were reported to school officials. The lawsuit says over a period of time, […]

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Texting While Driving

Texas Distracted Driving News:  The city of Pecos is moving closer to a texting & driving ordinance. The City Council approved the local text messaging law on first reading Feb. 13. The fine tops out at $200. “It’s become almost crazy out there with … all kinds of people texting and driving,” […]

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Texas Supreme Court Decisions

Dallas v. Metrocare Services V. Juarez, Case No. 12-0685 (TX S.Ct., Nov. 22, 2013) – The Court held that a patient in a mental health facility who was struck by a falling white board was not injured by the facility’s “use of personal property” under the TX Tort Claims Act. July 13, 2012. Mission […]

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