UPDATE - 12/16/2014: Keller & Keller is no longer reviewing or able to accept client cases involving the drug Oxycontin. If you believe you have been harmed by Oxycontin, first contact your doctor and then seek alternate legal advice. If you have questions related to drug-litigation that does not involve Oxycontin, please contact us so that we can review your potential claim.
OxyContin is a controlled-release form of the narcotic painkiller oxycodone.. OxyContin, or oxycodone hydrochloride, is a powerful prescription painkiller that is used to treat the pain associated with arthritis, cancer, back pain, and other injuries. OxyContin provides pain relief and produces feelings of euphoria.
The drug itself, as indicated above, is extremely potent, which increases the possibility of overdose. These factors heighten the concern that doctors may be prescribing OxyContin to patients who, while in need of a pain reliever, are not in need of this particular drug or are over-prescribing OxyContin to patients. Both could lead to addiction and possibly death.
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If you or a loved one has used the prescription drug OxyContin and noticed adverse side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, physical dependence or other symptoms, you should contact a physician immediately. If you wish to discuss your legal rights, are interested in more information on OxyContin litigation, or if you have information about a OxyContin case that you would like to share with us, please contact the law offices of Keller & Keller for a free consultation concerning your potential rights. Keller & Keller has office locations in Indiana, Michigan and New Mexico and will be able to evaluate your potential case at no cost to you.
On November 6, 2000, the FDA announced they were taking steps to remove PPA containing products from the market. PPA had been found in prescription and over the counter cold remedies and appetite suppressants for over 50 years.
Previous warning signs were not acted upon until the 5-year Yale University study found the risk of hemorrhagic stroke in women taking PPA containing products was significantly increased. The PPA injury study found women ages 18-49 who took appetite suppressants containing PPA were 16 times more likely to have a hemorrhagic stroke than other women. Women who used cold or cough remedies containing PPA for the first time had a threefold increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
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If you or a loved one has used products containing PPA (Phenylpropanolamine) and noticed adverse side effects, such as strokes, acute psychosis, convulsions, acute renal failure, heart damage or hypertension , you should contact a physician immediately. If you wish to discuss your legal rights, are interested in more information on PPA litigation, or if you have information about a PPA case that you would like to share with us, please contact the law offices of Keller & Keller for a free consultation concerning your potential rights. Keller & Keller has office locations in Indiana, Michigan and New Mexico and will be able to evaluate your potential case at no cost to you.