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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

fluoroquinolone lawsuits consolidated into mdlThe U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation recently agreed to consolidate all pending federal fluoroquinolone lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation. The initial order named 20 lawsuits in 15 districts to be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Minnesota.

Fluoroquinolones are a group of wide-spectrum antibiotics generally used to treat respiratory and urinary infections. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested in 2008 that manufacturers include ...

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FDA Warns That Some Antibiotics May Cause Severe Nerve Damage

An antibiotic class known as fluoroquinolones has been linked to serious nerve damage when taken orally or by injection. The condition is known as peripheral neuropathy. It can be severe, comes on suddenly, and may be permanent. A story posted on WebMD details how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) elevated the warnings regarding these drugs and their potential adverse effects.

Fluoroquinolones are commonly used antibiotics. They are frequently used for the treatment of respiratory infections ...

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