Number of GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Lawsuits Continues to Grow, Baron and Budd Reports

(PRWEB) August 22, 2014

According to a July 15 article in the Boston Herald, the number of lawsuits involving the use of dialysis products GranuFlo and NaturaLyte being heard in two Massachusetts courts now exceeds 5,000, the national law firm of Baron and Budd reports. The plaintiffs allege that the manufacturer of these products, Fresenius Medical Care which also owns thousands of dialysis clinics across the United States knew about health risks associated with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, yet chose not to warn dialysis clinics. (

Plaintiffs have brought a combined 5,494 cases against Fresenius Medical Care, the manufacturer of the drugs. Of these cases, 3,694 of them have been filed in Middlesex Superior Court, with another 1,800 cases filed in the U.S. District Court in Boston. (In re: Fresenius GranuFlo/Naturalyte Dialysate Litigation, MDL No. 2428)

The plaintiffs in the cases cite a memo that was circulated internally within Fresenius concluding that use of GranuFlo could result in serious cardiac issues in patients. Use of the products can lead to a condition known as metabolic alkalosis, a dangerous increase in the bloods bicarbonate levels. The condition can increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest, heart attacks and additional cardiovascular problems.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated these medical devices in 2012, which resulted in a Class 1 recall regarding the labeling of the products. According to the article, a Fresenius spokesperson said that the FDA has neither requested that products be taken off the market nor suggested any sort of change to the formulation of the products.

What the Fresenius spokesman said in the article does not take away from the fact that many, many people have suffered devastating health issues after undergoing dialysis treatments that included GranuFlo or NaturaLyte, said Laura Baughman, shareholder at the national law firm of Baron and Budd. The growing number of cases highlights just how serious this problem really is.

The national law firm of Baron and Budd wants you to know that you may have legal avenues to pursue if you or someone close to you has suffered health issues after undergoing dialysis treatments that included GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. Please call 1-866-472-9108 or visit our website at for more information.


The attorneys at Baron and Budd have been Protecting Whats Right for consumers for more than 35 years. Over the years, our national law firm has built a successful track record representing people who have been harmed by corporate wrongdoing. The firms pharmaceutical lawyers recently represented over 7,000 patients harmed by using the drug Avandia. Previously, Baron & Budd played a prominent role in litigation related to the diet drug Fen-Phen. As a result, the case settled for an amount valued at more than $ 1.275 billion (In Re Diet Drugs (Phentermine | Fenfluramine | Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203 (E.D. Pa.).

Table 3. Comparison of the severity of patients with different vascular causes

Table 3. Comparison of the severity of patients with different vascular causes
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Announcing New Episode Airing of Innovations on Monday August 25, 2014 via Discovery Channel

Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

DMG Productions announces the upcoming airing of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr., scheduled to broadcast on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. EST and 7:00 a.m. PST, via Discovery Channel.

In this episode, Innovations will go behind-the-scenes to demonstrate how Freenotes Harmony Park encourages social participation and improves human performance. Audiences will be amazed by the park’s that focus on social sustainability for public spaces by installing and providing access to real musical instruments.

Audiences will also learn about Expedition Therapy’s curriculum, which teaches the importance of hands-on learning and teamwork. Viewers will be amazed by Expedition Therapys experienced team of therapists and mentors, who teach students a wide variety of useful skills applicable to their lives as young adults in todays world.

The program will also explore Austen Riggs’ residential and hospital-level psychiatric treatment provided by psychiatrists and psychologists who have advanced and specialized training.

“We look forward to educating the public on the services and capabilities available to the public, said Michele Nehls, Producer for the series. From mental health to overall wellness, this episode is sure to be informative.

About Innovations & DMG Productions:

Innovations, hosted by award winning actor Ed Begley, Jr., is an information-based series geared toward educating the public on the latest breakthroughs in all areas of society. Featuring practical solutions and important issues facing consumers and professionals alike, Innovations focuses on cutting-edge advancements in everything from health and wellness to global business, renewable energy, and more.

DMG Productions (responsible for creating the Innovations show) includes personnel specialized in various fields from agriculture to medicine, independent films to regional news and more. Our field producers work closely with experts in the field to develop stories. This powerful force enables us to consistently produce commercial-free, educational programming that both viewers and networks depend on.

For more information, visit You can also contact Michele Nehls at: 800-496-4065 x 822 or at: Michele(at)InnovationsTelevision(dot)com.

Online Pharmacy Fight to Stamp Out the Counterfeit Crooks

Bury, Lancashire (PRWEB UK) 10 July 2014

Counterfeit drugs can kill. They are crafted together in dirty, disgusting unhygienic environments by criminals with no pharmaceutical background and no regards for human life. It is for this reason that UK-produced inexpensive generic versions of pricey branded drugs are now taking off in a big way, no longer do people have to buy dangerous cheap and somewhat questionable drugs from illegal websites that are posing as pharmacies said David Bailey, Managing Director of Medical Specialists Online Pharmacy.

Internet search engines are crowded with these illegal web sites masquerading as pharmacies, but they can be easily spotted, especially when selling things like Kamagra, Viagra Pro, Viagra jelly or liquid, or they offer buy 6 and get 2 free etc. All of these are counterfeit, illegal and unlicensed, which means there is no quality control, no Doctor and no Pharmacistand therefore should be a no-brainer. Simply avoid at all costs!

Pfizers popular erectile dysfunction medication Viagra is one of the most popular and commonly imitated drugs in the world, but cheap fakes have been found to contain a variety of shocking and toxic ingredients that could prove fatal if ingested, or those that do survive may even be left with permanent brain or heart damage.

Tests carried out on previously seized counterfeit Viagra has been found to contain dangerous chemicals. Perhaps the most gruesome of all was one repugnant batch of pills sold in South Korea that contain the remains of human foetuses. Still want to buy those impotence pills just because they are cheap?…Thought not.

Fully registered genuine pharmacies should have doctors on hand to carefully review any consultation and a patient’s suitability something no illegal website or counterfeiter will ever do. The criminals are simply looking for money and dont care if men happen to be also taking other medications, such as Nitroglycerin a treatment for angina which when combined with Viagra can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure and bring on a potentially-fatal heart attack.

It is understandable people want to save money, but this saved money cannot be taken to the grave. I can buy Viagra cheap from my mate down the pub is something Medical Specialists hear on a regular basis from men seeking treatment for their erectile dysfunction problems, and is a primary reason why the pharmaceutical industry faces a constant battle to stamp out the counterfeiters and their dangerous poorly-made drugs before more lives are lost.

There is no reason to risk health, potential embarrassment (fake drugs more often than not simply dont work), fines and imprisonment by becoming involved with counterfeit drugs, when generic medications cost so little to obtain.

Purchasing medications off the internet has become a worrying thing for many people, but it should be a relief to know that Medical Specialists are continuing the fight against the counterfeiters and will not stop until they have all been blitzed away. There are many ways to spot a fake online pharmacy and one of the most obvious red flags to be aware of is if the website does not clearly display the green cross logo and pharmacy number on the home page which can be verified.

Those who buy medicines from illegal website have no idea what it is they are getting, where the drug originated from or if it is even safe to take. The dose may be too low or too high, the active ingredients may be so poorly manufactured that it struggles to break down in the body, rendering it effective. In addition, credit card and identity fraud are two major risks with illegal websites.

The internet need not be a source of concern when looking for medication or indeed any other medical product or service. People just need to be aware of the main and obvious pitfalls of an illegal website.

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Draftfcb Healthcare Takes Pulse of Social Media with Radian6

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 8, 2008

Draftfcb Healthcare has entered into a partnership with Radian6 Technologies, Inc. to use its social media monitoring solution in the healthcare sector. The Radian6 solution helps PR and advertising professionals monitor and analyze social media in all its various forms from blogs to video-sharing sites and from online forums to microblogging services like Twitter.

“A large percentage of our clients’ potential users refer to discussions online when faced with learning more about a disease or treatment,” explains Harold Corbran, EVP and CEO of Draftfcb Healthcare. “The Radian6 solution allows us to monitor and analyze what is being said about the various brands we work with across the spectrum of social media. We have worked closely with Radian6 to develop healthcare specific enhancements and already have these deployed with some of our pharma clients.”

With the Radian6 social media monitoring solution, Draftfcb Healthcare can not only uncover influential sites and individuals with respect to brands and ailments, but discover when misinformation is posted in near real-time, and understand the share of voice of their customers’ brands versus competitors.

“We’ve seen a lot of interest from those in the healthcare sector,” said Marcel LeBrun, CEO of Radian6. “The sheer amount of discussion throughout various social media channels can be overwhelming for a PR or advertising professional trying to monitor and analyze using manual methods. Our solution automates this process and offers sorting options to help find the most active content, helping professionals to quickly analyze the most important data for crafting of strategic recommendations.”

Draftfcb Healthcare will be introducing the Radian6 solution to its clients and agency partners worldwide.

About Radian6 Technologies

Radian6 provides the social media monitoring solution for PR and advertising professionals. The company’s flexible dashboard enables monitoring all forms of social media with results appearing in real-time as discovered. Various analysis tools give users the ability to uncover the top influencers and which conversations are having an impact online.

About Draftfcb Healthcare

With almost 30 years experience in bringing brands to dominance through the creation of work that is strategically relevant and creatively compelling, Draftfcb Healthcare has launched more than 50 new brands, countless new indications, and new product formulations. Many of these brands have become megabrands, including ZOCOR, FOSAMAX, JANUVIA, VIOXX, IMITREX, ATRIPLA, OMACOR/LOVAZA, and CIALIS. Based on the strength of its work and the power of its offering, Draftfcb Healthcare was named MedAdNews’ 2005 “Agency of the Year” and Medical Marketing & Media’s 2006 “Agency of the Year.” Draftfcb Healthcare is a unit of Draftfcb, itself a member of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). Contact Harold Corbran for more information about innovative services provided by Draftfcb Healthcare.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

I just want you to know...

Name: Megan
Location: Utah, USA

OH such a bitter sweet moment for me. So much to say.....I just want you to know that I've loved every photo, picture, email, reader and comment. I just want you to know that YOU are of value. YOU make a difference. YOU are needed...
I've loved connecting through a photo with so many of you from all over the world. It's meant the "WORLD" to me! If I could personally hug, shake hands, walk in your shoes or look into the faces of each woman all over the world who has shared over the years this project has run, I WOULD! 
I just want you to know....I say THANK YOU!

Friday, April 12, 2013

I just want you to know

                                                            Name: Alisha Malandrini
                                                          Location: Bairnsdale, Australia
I just want you to know that i have really enjoyed being apart of the Iam blog team.
Every single person on the Iam team, including Megan (BrassyApple) seems to be lovely, and i thankyou for the opportunity you have given me. I wish everyone a happy and wonderful future.
Love Alisha x

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What I Should Have Said

Name: Annette
Location: Kuwait
I don't really believe that having regrets is helpful. I'm more of a peacemaker than a pot-stirrer. I only regret not addressing the issue when it could have been dealth with. The impact of not speaking up has impacted relationships and will probably continue to do so.
Best of luck, it's been lots of fun. I've loved having an opportunity to share my photos and thoughts. -AJHT

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I Just Want You to Know...


I just want you to know......that it's been my absolute pleasure getting to know you all over the last eight months.  I consider myself very fortunate to have been selected for this journey!

I just want you to know....that I'll still be blogging over at the Ramsay Grace Blog, and would <3 for you to stop by!

I just want you to know....{what I want all women, all over the world to know}...that you are are are WORTH IT!

Wishing you well my friends!

Monday, April 8, 2013

I Just Want You to Know....

Name: Amanda
Location: Bandung - Indonesia

I just want you (all) to know that I'm grateful being part of this journey. Knowing you all from pictures, realizing that there's some thing that relate us somehow even with the fact that we lived world apart. Some of this theme are seems easy, but there's one or two themes that makes me think a lot. And somehow.. when I think on what pic should I post here, I know myself better. It's like an AHA moment. Thank you.. for letting me be a part of this marvelous journey.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Theme - just want you to know....

I think we probably all have those moments when we wish we could have said.....(fill in the blank) to someone before we didn't see them again. Before we left that event. Before we parted. Before it ended....

If you could say it today - what would you say? 
" I just want you to know...." 
That's our theme this week as wrap up our project for the year. It's been a great 8 months. Life is calling us to other endeavors and we are going to take the journey and see where it leads us!
BUT not before say, "I just want you to know...."

Saturday, April 6, 2013

What's in my purse?

Name: Megan
Location: Utah, USA

" I've used and transferred between 3 different purses this week so all the "junk" that usually builds up couldn't. LOL. most of the constants are here - pocket camera, notebook - always taking notes of ideas, etc. Sunglasses, lipstick, mints and business cards :) 

Friday, April 5, 2013

What's in my purse

                                                                   Name: Alisha Malandrini
                                                                Location: Bairnsdale, Australia
In my purse i always carry a camera of any type, whether it be my DSLR, my little fuji, or my smart phone. I love capturing moments of everyday life, and if i don't have a camera with me i go crazy.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

What's In My, really, what's in there?

Name: Annette
Location: Kuwait

Clockwise, from left: my favorite Fossil purse; a pile of receipts from the grocery store; underpants, shorts and wipes for my recently potty-trained son; a ribbon of unknown origin; Dramamine; my husband's necktie, my sunglasses and a wiper thing; a pouch with personal items; lipsticks; chapsticks; eyedrops (it gets dusty here); a pen that I can NEVER find when I need; a handful of photos of family; a tiny green truck; my phone (ok, that's just the case, I used the phone to take this photo); a bundle of business cards from the doctor's office, my husband's office and my eldest son's school; the brown and purple wallet that I don't really love but haven't gotten around to replacing; several photo id cards (civil identity card, Kuwait driver's license, Idaho Driver's license (with an AWESOME picture), private medical insurance card, government medical insurance card);  Kuwaiti fils (the coins) and dinars (the notes). In the center you can see two sets of keys with my Ron Weasley Lego keychain (Weasley is our king!); a small piece of beach glass for my collection; a black bat ring from Halloween and a pink plastic ring from my daughter's bling collection; an inordinate amount of sanitzing hand wipes and hand sanitizer; two packs of TERRIBLE chewing gum that a cashier recently gave me as change when he didn't have any small coins; and a string of prize coupons from a local fun place and the cards from the same.
Not pictured: several handfuls of sand and crumbs, a wad of chewing gum in a piece of tissue, twenty-thousand smaller receipts, twenty-two thousand identity cards for the children and tissue (because no matter how many packs of tissue I put in, there is never any in my purse when my kids have got drippy noses.)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What's in My Purse {one never knows}


My bag is pretty much the family's, in that at least one of them is always asking:  "Hey, could you stick this in your purse?" It's normal to find my husband's phone, or keys, or the kids' favorite toys or lip gloss, or a dozen other items.

Today, I give you all a rare glimpse into said purse.  I know, exciting stuff I'm sure!  We have the following items:  wallet, bracelet 
{that I wore to work last Thursday}, Bath & Body Works Lotion, bobby pins, kids' nail polishes, BC Powder {it works!}, and more.  Plus, you may have noticed my new craft punch {arrow} or that I have a 10% off coupon for one of my favorite shops {Mindy Mae's Market}.  I even have a Littlest Pet Shop brochure, highlighted with all the pets my oldest would like {Wasn't that sweet of make sure I knew, lol}  

So.....that's it for my purse.  What's in YOURS? 

Monday, April 1, 2013

What's in my Purse

Name: Amanda
Location: Jakarta

"Today I wear my PUMA bag (a b'day gift from my best friend). Nothing fancy in my batg actually. Most of them are the thing I need in my daily basis. Simple make up kit consist of loose powder, foundation, lipstic and lipgloss plus mascara. Wallet, pencil case , my BB, a ball of yarn (and hook) plus a case with all kind of charger. And off course.. my netbook."

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Theme - what's in my purse

Oh this is a fun one! As women we tend to carry purses. Some large some small. Sometimes they are jammed full of crazy stuff! And sometimes we just have a few items. We are going to spill the contents of our purses this week. It will be fun to see what they "reveal" about our day to day lives.

Nighttime - soap opera

Name: Audrey
Location: Curitiba, Brazil

                Carrossel is a mexican soap opera I watched (dubbed in Portuguese) when I was a kid in 1991 and that has been rewritten and retaped (with Brazilian actors now) by a Brazilian TV channel since last year. Now my daugther watches it every night and she loves it. It is about a loving teacher (professora Helena) that goes way beyond the classroom to teach good virtues to her kids in the most different, dramatic, fiction filled ways. Don't tell anyone but we cried when professora Helena left the school for a better paying job. Of course she returned to her old job about 10 chapters later...
                It really can be cute and I must admit I have learned to enjoy wathcing it again. It is on every night at 8:30 pm and she (we) can´t miss it. So, like every good Brazilian, our nighttimes include soap opera watching. But at least this is a 'good', decent one.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Nighttime - reading

 Name: Megan
Location: Utah, USA
Something that is consistent around our house at nighttime is reading. We always read before bedtime. Regular trips to the library to get large stacks of books keeps it new and fun! 
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