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The results of an ongoing research study published to the American Journal of Epidemiology by widely respected doctors: Brian M. Lin, Sharon G. Curhan, Molin Wang, Roland Eavey, Konstantina M. Stankovic and Gary C. Curhan, submit that researchers have found links between certain over the counter drugs such as Aspirin, acetaminophen and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs commonly known as NSAIDs and side effects directly associated with hearing loss in women.

The research was derived from data provided by nurses enrolled with the ongoing cohort study known as NHS I and NHS substudy Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), which investigated factors associated with loss of hearing in participating female nurses.

Researchers focused on over the counter drugs known as aspirins such as Anacin by Insight Pharmaceuticals of Langhoren, Pennsylvania, Bufferin by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. of Hyderabad, India, Midol by Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany, and Alka-Seltzer by Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany, Acetaminophen such as Tylenol by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and other antiinflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Naprosyn by Atnahs Pharma of London, United Kingdom, and Advil by Pfizer of Groton, Connecticut.

By researching hearing loss, reported by the nurses, and their use of these over the counter drugs, research doctors ascertained the link between hearing loss in women and regular use of Aspirins, NSAIDs and other over the counter non prescription drugs.

Based on evaluation, interpretation and investigation of this study, Do I Have A Lawsuit agrees with those findings by these research doctors as they are published, in stating that extended or longer use durations of Aspirin, NSAID and acetaminophen were correlated with higher risk of hearing loss in women of the study who used these over the counter drugs 2 or more times per week as indicated by study data.

Women who used these drugs less than 2 days per week did not indicate any increased risk of hearing loss.

While research continues, Do I Have A Lawsuit recommends our readers and community members consult their doctors and request specific information as it relates to you and loved ones about specific risks and benefits of any OTC or prescription drug.

Do I Have A Lawsuit will continue to monitor and research drug side effects and immediately notify our readers of any hearing loss lawsuit filed or initiated by our staff or affiliated attorneys

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Cialis Side Effects Lawsuit


Viagra Side Effects Lawsuit

Popular erectile dysfunction drugs, Viagra and Cialis, can cause serious health problems. A recent survey by a renowned health website has revealed that the doctors, who were interviewed by the website, preferred prescribing Viagra to Cialis for erectile dysfunction problem because of fewer side effects. It even found many doctors asking patients not to use Cialis as the drug can cause deadly health problems, such as flu-like symptoms, hazed vision, severe lower back pain, and headache. The website notes that the continuous research has led to efforts in limiting major side effects of Viagra.

The FDA approved Viagra on 27 March 1998 and Cialis on 21 November 2003 for erectile dysfunction treatment. While Pfizer produces Viagra, Cialis is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Both drugs became instantly popular, and today, more than 60 million people in the United States use these drugs. However, both reported incidents and clinical trials have shown that these drugs can cause several side effects, ranging from body pain and fever to heart stroke and permanent hearing loss.

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Linked to Sudden Loss of Hearing

The FDA issued a warning in October 2007 linking Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra with deafness and called for revised labels on these ED drugs. This was prompted by 29 reports of sudden hearing loss caused by these drugs. The first of these reports was published in the Journal of Laryngology & Otology, April 2007 issue, stating how a 44-year-old man in India suddenly lost his hearing function after using Viagra for 15 days. It was followed by more reports and clinical trials that led the federal regulator to believe that there was a strong temporal relationship between ED drugs and sudden hearing loss in patients.

British Study: ED Drugs Cause NAION or Eye Stroke

The British Journal of Ophthalmology reported in 2006 that using Viagra put people with high blood pressure or heart attack at higher risk of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), commonly called stroke of the eye. A study by Birmingham’s University of Alabama confirmed NAION in patients within three days of using Viagra.

Research by the Public Citizen Health Research Group, a consumer advocacy group, claims that men using ED drugs are at a greater risk of developing NAION. While those taking Viagra are 18 times more prone to it, using Cialis makes them 25 times more vulnerable.

FDA: ED Drugs Cause Vision Loss

The FDA received 43 reports of vision loss caused by use of ED drugs between 1998 and 2004. The victims were found to be using Viagra in 38 cases, while the rest used Cialis and Levitra. The manufacturers of the three ED drugs were asked to issue warnings to this effect.

Side Effects Proved in Clinical Trials

Various reports and clinical trials found the following side effects of Cialis and Viagra, the two most popular ED drugs.

Cialis Side Effects

GlaxoSmithKline's Cialis is commonly known as the weekend pill. It has PDE5 inhibitor tadafil, which maintains longer duration of erection during sexual stimulation. The list of its side effects is equally long. Most men using Cialis experience headache, muscle aches, indigestion, back pain, and stuffy or running nose. These side effects appear as result of tadafil’s vasodilate quality that widens blood vessels. Back ache and muscle pain persist even 24 to 48 hours after consumption of the drug.

Many using this drug complain of dizziness, heartburn, and stomach upset. Sometimes severe allergic reactions caused by the drug can be fatal. Fainting, painful erection, seizures, and vision changes are also associated with men using Cialis. The clinical studies have shown that the drug can lead to the following major health problems.

Cialis causes hypersensitivity reactions in human body, such as urticaria, dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, asthenia, and pain.

Cardiovascular problems caused by the drug can be more serious. Angina pectoris, hypotension, chest pain, sudden cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, and stroke are associated with tadafil use. Many of these problems occur with or without sexual activity.

Digestive health issue associated with Cialis are abnormal liver function, GGTP increased, dry mouth, loose stools, upper abdominal pain, and vomiting.

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Health Care Lawsuit The Obamacare Lawsuits Explained


Court Rejects Obamacare Lawsuit Challenging Contraceptive Coverage Provision

Healthcare Reform Obamacare Lawsuit ExplainedOn July 17, 2012, a Nebraska federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by seven states challenging contraception coverage requirements in the federal health care law. Judge Warren Urbom of Lincoln tossed out the federal lawsuit on the ground that the plaintiffs did not have the standing to file a lawsuit seeking to block the part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Republican-dominated administrations in seven states, Nebraska, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan, Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas, along with co-plaintiffs, a nun, a missionary, and three Nebraska-based church-affiliated institutions, the Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America, Pius X High School, and Catholic Social Services had challenged the contraception rule on the ground that it was against their religious liberties.

The act, popularly known as Obamacare, is a brainchild of President Barack Obama and seeks to extend affordable health care benefits to all U.S. citizens. The President signed the bill into law on March 23, 2012, following a series of considerations by the Congress for over a year. The United States Supreme Court upheld the health care overhaul law on June 28, 2012.

The Health and Human Services mandate under the Affordability Care Act makes contraception coverage a part of all health care plans, including those for employees working in institutions affiliated to religious bodies. The Catholic Church that runs hospitals, schools, and outreach programs strongly opposes the use of birth control measures. These religious bodies argued before the court that the challenged part of the act was a violation of their rights to reject contraceptives and abortion-causing drugs for women.

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