Posts Tagged 'zoloft birth defects'

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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Another Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit Filed

another zoloft birth defect lawsuit has been filedAnother Zoloft birth defect lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern Pennsylvania. The plaintiff, whose daughter was born in 2005 with a birth defect, claims pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s antidepressant Zoloft is to blame.

Zoloft, one of the country’s most popular antidepressant medications, belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). While only classified as pregnancy category C ...

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Pfizer Accused of Knowing Zoloft Posed Risk of Birth Defects

pfizer may have known about zoloft birth defectsThe first of over 1,000 Zoloft birth defect lawsuits has gone to trial, and a lawyer has provided evidence that Pfizer researchers concluded that women who take Zoloft while pregnant risk giving birth to children with heart defects. According to Bloomberg, the evidence is contained in a May 2014 internal report on Zoloft, in which the babies of women taking the drug were found to be at ...

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