Posts Tagged 'emergency'

Man regains eyesight lost to Stevens Johnson syndrome

The Hindu, an English-language newspaper out of India, describes the case of a 37-year-old man who regained his eyesight after 18 years of blindness.

According to the report, the man initially lost his eyesight when he suffered a bout of Stevens Johnson syndrome after taking some tuberculosis medication.

Stevens Johnson syndrome usually occurs as an extreme allergic reaction when the skin and mucous membranes react severely to a medication or infection. It’s considered ...

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Drug for depression triggers SJS

An ABC News story out of Colorado tells the story of a woman’s ordeal with Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which she suffered after taking a drug prescribed for depression.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome occurs when the skin and mucous membranes react severely to a medication or infection. It can cause the top layer of skin to shed and die, and is considered a medical emergency.

The story says that Josephine is a New York actress who ...

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Teen suffers bout of Stevens-Johnson syndrome

A report in the Omaha World-Herald News describes the ordeal of a local high school basketball player who suffered through a life-threatening bout of a skin condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

According to the story, the problems started after the 17-year-old was given Zithromax to treat a sinus infection.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome occurs when the skin and mucous membranes react severely to a medication or infection. It can cause the top layer of ...

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Supreme Court considers generic drugs lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that may determine the extent to which manufacturers of generic drugs are liable for injuries their medications cause.

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the case stems from the $21 million that a jury awarded to a woman who suffered from a severe form of Stevens Johnson Syndrome after taking a generic anti-inflammatory drug called Sulindac.

Stevens Johnson syndrome, which can cause the ...

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Stevens-Johnson syndrome case of interest to industry

The New York Times says pharmaceutical companies and federal regulators are closely watching a Supreme Court case involving a woman previously awarded $21 million after suffering through a bout of Stevens Johnson Syndrome.

The case hinges on the question of whether manufacturers of generic medications can be held responsible for side effects that their drugs cause.

According to the New York Times, the plaintiff at the center of the case took an anti-inflammatory ...

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Stevens-Johnson syndrome victim awarded $109 million in Massachusetts

The Boston Globe reports that health care giant Johnson & Johnson must pay a Massachusetts teenager and her parents $109 million over claims that the pain reliever Motrin triggered a life-threatening bout of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a court ruled.

Stevens Johnson syndrome, which can cause the top layer of skin to shed and die, is usually an allergic reaction in response to medication, infection or illness.

The story says Samantha Reckis was 7 when her parents began giving her Motrin brand ibuprofen to ...

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