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Each year, unsafe drugs and defective medical devices cause countless disabling personal injuries, even death. Some of these products are recalled, while others are allowed to stay on the market.

What Are the Side Effects of Zofran Being Prescribed for “Off-Label” Uses?

Published on April 17, 2015 by

The FDA classifies Zofran (also technically known as “Ondansetron”) as what’s known as a “Pregnancy Category B” drug. That means that, while animal trials have not found any “red flags,” it is impossible to say, based on current data, whether the drug is safe for widespread use among humans.

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Zofran 101: An Introduction to the Controversial Drug

Published on April 10, 2015 by

What is Zofran?

The multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), developed Zofran nearly 25 years ago to help cancer and surgery patients manage extreme nausea and vomiting.

In 2006, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved generic versions of Zofran (also technically known as “ondansetron”). Shortly thereafter, ...

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How Has Zofran Affected You and Your Child?

Published on April 2, 2015 by

Perhaps you’re a new mother whose infant came into this world with a severe defect, such as a cleft palate, malfunctioning kidney or heart problem. You’re wondering – since your physician prescribed Zofran (also technically known as “ondansetron”) to treat severe morning sickness during your pregnancy – whether ...

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