Elmiron News - Pigmentary Maculopathy

Below are some of our news stories explaining the potential dangers of Elmiron, and especially the connection to Pigmentary Maculopathy. To learn more about the types of injuries that have been linked to this medication, and the legal claims that have been filed, click Elmiron.

  • Could Your Elmiron Medication Have Caused Your Maculopathy?

    Many of the four-to-twelve million people who suffer from interstitial cystitis (IC) (a painful, chronic bladder condition) have sought relief from their symptoms by taking the prescription medication Elmiron—only to learn the drug carries some concerning side effects.

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  • Elmiron: A Failure of Vision

    An explosion of recent studies from multiple university medical centers recently exposed that the use of the prescription drug Elmiron® can result in patients’ vision failure, up to and including legal blindness.   Elmiron® is the brand name for pentosane polysulfate sodium (“PPS”), a drug manufactured and distributed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals.   It has been marketed for nearly twenty-five years and resulted in billions of dollars of sales for Janssen.   The earliest clinical trials for Elmiron® from the 1990s revealed not only dubious efficacy, but also a hos

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  • Lawsuits for Vision Problems Caused by Elmiron

    With 80 product liability lawsuits already filed and hundreds more likely to follow, lawyers are discussing the coordination of multi-district litigation (MDL). To date, legal action has been taken against Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., and other pharma companies.

    Plaintiffs allege that these companies knowingly withheld risks connected with long-term use of the drug. Complaints list such outcomes as retinal damage and blurred and distorted vision.

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