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December 29, 2004

Suit: Children's Motrin has side effects

Topics: Clinical Pharmacology

LOS ANGELES -- The parents of a 7-year-old girl on Tuesday sued the makers of Children's Motrin and several other companies that distribute the painkiller, claiming their daughter lost her eyesight and suffered other severe side effects after taking the medication.

(...)  In their lawsuit, Kenneth and Joan Brierton Johnson accuse the defendants of negligence, breach of warranty and of concealing from consumers and doctors potential health risks of taking the flu and pain medication, specifically the risk of developing two disorders -- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis -- which are typically caused by an adverse reaction to a drug or virus.
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Posted by Hyscience at December 29, 2004 12:35 AM



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