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Study: Antiepileptic medication use in bipolar disorder patients

A new study has been done on the use of anitepileptic medication in order to treat bipolar disorder to determine whether the use of this medication has increased the risk of suicide in patients. The study was done on patients with bipolar disorder who were taking one of three medications including, Lamictal, Depakote, and Tegretol. […]

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Four percent of U.S. adults have Bipolar disorder

In the U.S. nearly four percent of all adults will have Bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Out of those that suffer from the disorder, many of them suffer severe side effects. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder, is a condition in the brain that causes mood swings that […]

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FDA discusses 10 drugs linked to birth defects

The Food and Drug Administration has madeĀ  list of 10 different medications that have recently been linked to birth defects when they are taken during pregnancy. Each medication is in different stages of research and testing, but links have been made between them and a potential danger to babies. Many of the antidepressants on the […]

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Congenital hip dislocation associated with use of Depakote during pregnancy

Congenital hip dislocation is a condition that can occur at birth when the ball at the top of the thigh bone is not stable within the hip socket.This may also be caused if the ligaments on the hip joint are stretched out. When the baby is born, the hip may be in the socket loosely […]

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Tips for preparing your case for court

When filing a civil lawsuit, many people are unsure what to do because they usually do not have prior experience with a court room or court cases. This is why it is particularly important to have experienced representation on your side that will be able to answer all of your questions and walk you through […]

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Abbott Laboratories plans to split company, settle Depakote suits

Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of Depakote, has announced that they will be splitting up into two different companies. One of them will be selling prescription drugs and the other will focus on other things such as medical devices and baby formula. Experts have said that the logic behind the split it because the non-drug business […]

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Women with healthy diets have lower risk of children having birth defect

Women who have healthy diets during their child bearing years have a lower risk of their children developing birth defects, according to a new study. Women who have diets that are high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are half as likely to have children with birth defects than women who have diets that have […]

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Bipolar disorder charaterized by extreme mood swings

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that is characterized by extreme moods swings. Most of these moods are depression, but times of mania and high mania can also occur. The disorder can be triggered in periods of great stress, in women this could be childbirth or menopause. The illness occurs in episodes, but these episodes […]

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Depakote recently hit with two birth defect lawsuits

Abbott Laboratories has recently been involved with two lawsuits in Illinois over their antiseizure medication, Depakote. Both lawsuits state that the drug caused children to be born with birth defects after their mothers were prescribed them during the early stages of their pregnancy. Four dozen minors and several other adults are plaintiffs in the case. […]

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Depakote makers discuss off-label marketing with prosecutors

The makers of Depakote, Abbott Laboratories, is currently discussing with prosecutors if settlements will be made for the illegal marketing of the epilepsy drug. The government has claimed that the company tried to market Depakote for an off-label use in order to treat Alzheimer’s disease as a chemical restraint for elderly people if they became […]

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