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Dec 21, 2015
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Could a Study Linking Antidepressants and Autism Lead to Legal Action?

A recent study has raised some questions about that safety of certain antidepressants. The study, which was published on Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, says that taking SSRIs during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy may increase the risk of a child being born with autism spectrum… More

Oct 15, 2014
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Pharma Advertising: The Good, The Bad, And Now It's Getting Ugly

In early 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued proposed guidance for pharmaceutical companies who elect to use Twitter or paid search to promote their drugs… More

Jun 17, 2014
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Clash of the Titans? Insurer Takes on Takeda for Actos Cancer Costs

by Greg Coleman

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. took an unusual step last week when it filed multiple lawsuits seeking to recoup money from pharmaceutical giants Takeda and Eli Lilly & Co.… More

May 30, 2014
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3 Things You Need to Know About the Dangers of Testosterone Gel

by Glenn Phillips

As you may have heard, the FDA is currently investigating whether testosterone products are safe in light of several new studies that show a link between the hormone's use and an increased risk… More

May 28, 2014
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Pradaxa Settlement Announced as Boehringer Ingelheim Agrees to Pay $650M

Thousands of lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) will soon be resolved after the company agreed to settle the majority of cases filed in state and federal courts over its blockbuster drug Pradaxa.… More

Apr 9, 2014
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Whopping $9 Billion Verdict Hits Takeda, Eli Lilly Over Actos Cancer Claims

by Simon Clark

A federal jury in Louisiana has ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd and Eli Lilly & Co. to pay a staggering $9 billion in damages over allegations that the companies' diabetes medication, Actos… More

Mar 11, 2014
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UPDATE: With All Eyes Watching, Actos Trial Begins

by Simon Clark

Thousands of patients who claim that Actos can cause bladder cancer are turning their attention to Las Vegas this week as a billion-dollar trial begins over the product's alleged health risks.… More

Mar 3, 2014
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Benicar Facing Lawsuits For Severe Diarrhea and Other Side Effects

by Simon Clark

The lawsuits were filed in New Jersey last month and accuse Daiichi of producing a drug that causes severe diarrhea, nausea, malnutrition and dehydration. Daiichi is based in New Jersey.… More

Feb 21, 2014
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Actos Maker Destroyed Evidence Showing Safety Concerns About the Drug

by Kevin Pflug

Last month, Judge Rebecca F. Doherty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana ruled that Takeda destroyed evidence.… More

Feb 7, 2014
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J&J Chooses Cheaper Flow Restrictor for Children's Tylenol Despite Dangers

by Kevin Pflug

If spending an extra 8 cents per bottle of Infants' Tylenol could save children's lives, what's stopping one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies from doing so? The answer to that question… More

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