Wrongful Death Complaint Filed Against Pennsylvania Pharm Giant

Massive drug maker Pfizer is facing a wrongful death complaint filed by a couple who claims that one of the company’s anti-depressant drugs caused the death of their child. The mother was pregnant while taking Zoloft, a popular medication to battle depression with. The couple contends that their child died on the day of her […]

Girl Awarded 10 Million In Lawsuit Against Motrin Part 2

As we discussed in the previous post, when parents of a 3-year old administered an over-the-counter ibuprofen for their daughter’s fever, they had no idea the results could include a rare and potentially fatal skin reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (TENS), leaving her blind in one eye and fighting for […]

Girl Awarded 10 Million In Lawsuit Against Motrin Part 1

Many parents give their children over-the-counter medicine in the hopes that it will make them feel better. Unfortunately, it can sometimes have the opposite effect when the over-the-counter medications have an adverse effect on the user. This was the case for one family, whom a Philadelphia jury recently awarded $10 million in a personal injury […]

Johnson And Johnson Making Improvements After Recalls

The CEO of Johnson and Johnson told The Associated Press  that the company will be improving quality in order to prevent product recalls. Since 2009, the company has recalled about two dozen products, including non-prescription and prescription medicines. Among the recalls were bottles of Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Zyrtec, Rolaids, and Simply Sleep pills. The most recent J & J recall was […]

Avodart Will Not Be Used To Treat Prostate Cancer

Recently, Glaxo SmithKline reported that they will no longer seek approval to sell Avodart as a preventive for prostate cancer. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer the drug cannot be used for prostate-tumor reduction because a study showed that patients developed dangerous forms of prostate cancer. GSK announced on March 23 that it will no longer pursue […]

Young Men File Lawsuits Against Merck Co

Men who took the drug finasteride, also marketed as Propecia, for male pattern baldness, are suing Merck & Co. saying the drug caused permanent sexual dysfunction as well as emotional and mental difficulties. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the suit alleges that Merck knew about the side effects but failed to add a warning in the U.S. […]