Posts Tagged 'androgel'

First Testim Trial Ends with Decision in Favor of Drugmaker

testim trial sides with drugmakerTestim maker Endo International’s Auxilium unit emerged victorious in the first trial over whether its testosterone therapy drug caused a heart attack in a patient.

The Tennessee plaintiff had been prescribed Testim for what he described as chronic fatigue and had been applying the testosterone gel to himself for over 6 months. In July 2014, he suffered a heart attack and was subsequently hospitalized twice. His recovery since then has ...

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Androgel Maker Faces Another Big Verdict

androgel faces 150 million dollar verdict in low-t trialYet again, a jury sent AbbVie, maker of the popular prescription testosterone drug Androgel, a loud and clear message. A federal jury in Chicago found that AbbVie misrepresented the dangers of using Androgel. And to make sure the drugmaker got their message, it also reached a verdict in excess of $140 million.

This most recent trial is the second bellwether case to be tried in the federal testosterone replacement therapy ...

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Androgel Maker Ordered to Pay Up With $150 Million Verdict

Androgel maker loses case for $150 million verdictOne would think that a verdict of this magnitude would send a very loud, very clear message to Androgel maker AbbVie. Unfortunately, the testosterone therapy maker may actually escape paying on this verdict, calling into question whether the company will still “hear” the jury.

The $150 million testosterone verdict was just issued in the case of an Oregon man whose lawsuit accused AbbVie of hiding the risk of ...

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FDA Warns of Potential for Testosterone Abuse

fda warning on testosterone abuseAs we’ve seen with the opioid epidemic sweeping across the country, the more available a prescription drug becomes, the greater the potential seems to become for that prescription drug to be abused. As drug companies flood American cities and towns with more painkillers than they could possibly take under normally-prescribed conditions, the number of overdoses and deaths has skyrocketed.

Sadly, that same kind of dependency and abuse is now starting to show itself ...

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Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Not Letting Up as South Carolina Claim Joins MDL

more testosterone therapy lawsuits join multidistrict litigationThe most recent report from the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation shows 2,231 testosterone lawsuits included in the Illinois MDL —and there’s no sign that the flood of lawsuits will let up any time soon. According to the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) database, over 40 new testosterone lawsuits were filed in the last week alone. A testosterone lawsuit filed last month by a South Carolina couple ...

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Epilepsy Drug Lawsuit Results in $15 Million Verdict

abbott abbvie epilepsy drug lawsuit results in verdictWe recently posted an update detailing the 4.3% rise in AbbVie’s first-quarter profits. One year ago, the pharmaceutical giant posted profits of $980 million for the first three months of 2014. That, apparently, wasn’t enough. The first three months of 2015 saw profits of $1.02 billion for the Androgel manufacturer.

Profit is not a bad thing. Profit is how bills are paid, families are fed, and companies are motivated ...

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