Posts Tagged 'Pfizer'

Xeljanz Gets Black Box Warning

fda issues black box warning for Pfizer's XeljanzCiting data gathered from an ongoing clinical trial, the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a black box warning for Pfizer’s rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis medication Xeljanz. The warning, the agency’s most severe, also applies to the extended release version of the drug, Xeljanz XR.

The warnings stem from the discovery of an increased risk of blood clots and the death of the ...

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Pfizer Reviewing FDA Request for Zoloft Label Change

fda requests pfizer update safety labels for zoloftPharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. is reviewing a suggestion from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to modify safety warnings on labels of the popular antidepressant Zoloft. According to Bloomberg, court papers filed earlier this month reveal that the FDA asked Pfizer in August to update Zoloft’s warnings to reflect findings by some researchers that the drug may increase the risk of congenital heart defects in babies ...

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Hospira Acquisition May Add to Pfizer’s Litigation Costs

hospira bills may hit pfizer's bottom lineNasdaq reports that Pfizer has completed its acquisition of Illinois-based medical device company Hospira. Based on recent device recalls, the Hospira acquisition may result in additional lawsuits for Pfizer, which is already defending a number of its own cases involving Lipitor and Zoloft.

The past six months have seen a slew of recalls and warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning Hospira products and operations. ...

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The Current State of Lipitor Lawsuits

lipitor lawsuit mdl at over a thousand plaintiffsWhat began as 56 federal actions against the maker of the world’s best selling drug has grown into a thousand-member multidistrict litigation. And with the first trial just months away, Lipitor lawsuits continue to pile up. So just what did Pfizer do to draw the legal fire of thousands of former Lipitor users? Several allegations have been leveled at the New York–based pharmaceutical giant, ranging from overly aggressive and ...

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Pfizer Fails to Get 50 Lipitor Lawsuits Dismissed

pfizer fails to dismiss lipitor lawsuitsPfizer recently tried to have 94 Lipitor lawsuits dismissed in the South Carolina Lipitor multidistrict litigation. While 44 of these were successfully removed from litigation, the district court denied Pfizer’s attempt to dismiss 50 more on the grounds of unfulfilled discovery obligations.

The Lipitor lawsuits in question are part of MDL 2502, which includes more than 2,000 Lipitor lawsuits. The multidistrict litigation was centralized in the U.S. District Court for the ...

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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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