Feds Sue Drug Company for Selling “Misbranded, Unapproved” Drugs

For a pharmaceutical manufacturer to legally make and sell drugs, it must apply for and receive an approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sage Pharmaceuticals failed to do this, according to a recent lawsuit filed against the company by the Department of Justice (DOJ), on behalf of the FDA. According to a press release issued by the DOJ, …

Break in Pradaxa Case: Judge Rejects Protective Order from Pharmaceutical Company

Litigation regarding the anticlotting drug Pradaxa recently made headway for victims who experienced harmful Pradaxa side effects. In January 2013, Padraxa manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim filed a motion for a protective order from US District Court Judge David Herndon, who is overseeing multidistrict litigation (MDL) for the Southern District of Illinois. The protective order sought to potentially limit information being introduced …

Is Tylenol a Dangerous Drug?

For decades, Americans have considered Tylenol to be one of the safest over-the-counter drugs on the market. Manufacturer McNeil, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, sells billions of dollars’ worth of the pain reliever every year. New data, however, suggests that Tylenol is a potentially dangerous drug. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently lowered the dose recommendation for …

Second Jury Trial Awards Multi-Millions in Transvaginal Mesh Case

Transvaginal mesh implants have harmed thousands of women across the country. The second of many transvaginal mesh lawsuits recently concluded with a jury awarding the plaintiffs, an injured woman and her husband, $3.35 million in compensatory damages and $7.76 million in punitive damages. The South Dakota woman testified at trial about her extreme pain and debilitating injuries after the transvaginal …