Posts Tagged 'Zoloft'

Date Set for First Federal Zoloft Lawsuit

federal zoloft lawsuits set to start in spring of 2016The first Zoloft lawsuit in the Zoloft MDL pending in Pennsylvania has been set for trial on March 3, 2016. District Judge Cynthia Rufe issued a pretrial order detailing how the litigation should proceed up to that date.

Nearly 300 Zoloft lawsuits have been filed in federal court by women who claim Pfizer’s popular antidepressant drug led their children to be born with birth defects. Along with other selective ...

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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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New Study Links Antidepressants to Birth Defects

new study links popular SSRIs to birth defectsAccording to ScienceDaily, a new study published in the BMJ this week determined that use of certain antidepressants during early pregnancy may increase risk of birth defects. The study collected data on mothers who used various selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during the first trimester of pregnancy. In particular, Prozac was linked to an increase in the rate of birth defects.

Doctors often prescribe SSRI antidepressants to help ...

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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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