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Scientist Warned Pfizer of Possible Link between Zoloft and Birth Defects

scientist warned pfizer of zoloft birth defect risksAccording to Bloomberg, a Pfizer, Inc., report made public recently shows that a scientist warned the pharmaceutical giant that its antidepressant drug Zoloft may increase the risk of birth defects when taken by pregnant women. The scientist evidently suggested that Pfizer revise Zoloft’s safety warning to reflect this potential link. Experts are already anticipating how this new information will affect Zoloft birth defect lawsuits.

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FDA to Implement New Drug Safety Labeling System for Pregnant Women

FDA to issue new warnings on drug birth defectsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will switch to a new drug safety labeling system that will provide more information to pregnant women and their doctors, the Chicago Tribune report. According to the article, this revision to prescription guidelines will be the first since 1979.

The new drug safety labeling system will replace the current A–X grading scheme and provide more detailed information ...

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What Everybody Ought to Know about Zofran

zofran birth defect lawsuits filed against glaxosmithklineNausea is one of the worst feelings in the world; there is no easier or cleaner way to say it. When patients experiencing nausea have the chance to make it go away, they generally will jump at the chance.

Zofran has been a popular antiemetic (nausea treatment) since its approval in 1991 with sales routinely over $1 billion per year. Produced by drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, it is intended to help with nausea ...

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New Study Links Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy to Autism

A new study by the University of California, Davis shows that mothers who live close to fields treated with certain pesticides during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays. This is the third study to link autism to pesticide exposure, and more papers have shown links with developmental delays.

The study was conducted in the state of California, which is one of only a few states in the ...

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New Study Shows Pregnant Women Increase Risk of Malformed Babies with Antidepressants

A recent study shows that one in five children born to mothers taking antidepressants during pregnancy have a brain defect known as Chiari type 1 malformation. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study showed that children of mothers being treated with antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression during pregnancy were more likely to develop malformations than children with mothers that did not have depression. Examples of SSRIs include Zoloft and ...

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Premature Births More Common for Pregnant Women on Antidepressants

SSRI antidepressants linked to premature birthA recent study shows that women who take antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to deliver their babies prematurely. Many of the drugs considered in the study belong to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs like Zoloft and Effexor.

The study was a review of 41 different papers that observed the use of antidepressants by pregnant women. The researchers said that they accounted for ...

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