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Blog Posts in July, 2012

  • LAWSUIT DETAILS THE DANGERS OF PFIZER'S SMOKING CESSATION DRUG CHANTIX

    In our last post, we discussed a recent pharmaceutical liability lawsuit filed against drugmaker Pfizer Inc. and its California distributor. Several users of Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Chantix allege that Pfizer failed to warn them that the drug could cause a variety of mental disorders, including depression, aggression and suicide. The most recent Chantix lawsuit alleges that Chantix is no ...
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  • PFIZER SUED IN LOS ANGELES FOR CHANTIX SIDE EFFECTS

    Pfizer Inc. and its California distributor, McKesson Corp., were recently sued in Los Angeles Superior Court by dozens of individuals who suffered adverse side effects after taking the drug varenicline, also known as Chantix. Chantix is designed to mimic the effects of nicotine and thereby reduce the severity of a smoker's nicotine cravings, but the drug has also been linked to an increase in ...
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  • RESEARCHERS CONCERNED BY INADEQUATE FDA RECALL NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS

    Researchers say that the Food and Drug Administration's system of recall notifications is inadequate and may expose patients to defective pharmaceuticals long after a recall is issued. ABC News reported on a study covering FDA notifications for the most serious drug recalls between 2004 and 2011. Researchers found that the agency issued official public notices for only about half of the 91 most ...
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  • BAYER AG TO PAY $100M AFTER BIRTH CONTROL PILLS LINKED TO BLOOD CLOTS

    German drugmaker Bayer AG is set to pay more than $100 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits brought by women alleging that its Yasmin birth control pills cause dangerous blood clots. Several Yasmin-related blood clots have caused fatal strokes and heart attacks. At least 50 Yaz-related deaths were reported to the Food and Drug Administration between 2004 and 2008. Safety regulators also allege ...
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