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Zostavax Lawsuits and New Alternative for Shingles Vaccine

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Merck is facing 57 federal lawsuits, alleging that 117 people suffered injuries after receiving the Zostavax vaccine. The individuals in these lawsuits claim that their injuries were caused by the live shingles virus in the vaccine. From the time Zostavax was introduced in 2006 to 2015, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) received over 1,000 reports of serious side effects,...

New Study Links Prenatal Opioid Use and Birth Defects

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A new study finds a causal link between prescribed opioid treatment during pregnancy and birth defects in newborns.

Researchers found a link between opioid painkillers use just before or during pregnancy and birth defects in a growing fetus.

Birth Defects and Opioids

Two to three percent of participating mothers in the CDC study reported treatment with opioid painkillers...

When Consumer Safety Does Not Seem to Matter

opioid lawyer AAJ article highlights the ongoing problem with corporations choosing money over honesty and consumer safety.

The American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) newest report highlights corporate misconduct and how it impacts the average U.S. citizen’s everyday life. A consistent lack of transparency from these corporations demonstrates how “when corporations put profits before safety and...

Johnson & Johnson Reaches $2.2 Billion Health Care Fraud Settlement

December 10, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Justice relies on whistleblowers to stop pharmaceutical companies from causing the submission of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid by promoting drugs for off-label uses that are not reimbursable by federal healthcare programs. The qui tam provisions in the federal False Claims Act give inside employees working for drug manufacturers the tools...

Drugmaker Pays $25 Million to Settle Military Claim

Drugmaker Pays $25 Million to Settle Military Claim

Novo Nordisk accused of unlawfully marketing a drug used to treat casualties in Iraq, which later proved potentially dangerous

By Robert Little, The Baltimore Sun  pdf available

The medical questions about the Army’s use of Factor VII, its one-time wonder drug, have largely been resolved by the scientific...

Bayer loses $400,000 in Medical Lawsuit

Bayer Loses $400,000 in Medical Lawsuit

By Laurence Viele Davidson  Bloomberg News Thursday, October 14, 2004 

A Texas jury awarded $400,000 to a man who claims he had a stroke after taking Bayer AG’s Alka-Seltzer Plus cold medicine.

A state court jury in El Paso, Texas, found that Bayer made a defective and dangerous product when a safer...

Bayer Is Told by Jury to Pay $400,000 in Alka-Seltzer Plus Case

Bayer Is Told by Jury to Pay $400,000 in Alka-Seltzer Plus Case

Oct. 13, 2004

A Texas jury awarded $400,000 to a man who claims he had a stroke after taking Bayer AG’s Alka-Seltzer Plus cold medicine.

A state court jury in El Paso, Texas found that Bayer made a defective and dangerous product when a safer alternative was available, said Peter Kraus, the man’s lawyer....

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