Drug and Medical Device Lawsuits

Chantix Recalled over Carcinogen Contamination

pfizer recalls chantixPatients taking Chantix to help them quit smoking may find the drug a bit harder to locate as multiple lots have been recalled for possible contamination with, of all things, a probable human carcinogen.

Nine lots of varenicline (the drug name for Chantix) have been recalled by Pfizer. Most of the affected lots were still in warehouses and awaiting distribution, however, the company has halted further releases of the medication into U.S. ...

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Fallout for Juul Continues as Vape-maker Pays North Carolina $40 Million

north carolina settles with Juul for $40 millionNorth Carolina is the first among 13 states and the District of Columbia to reach a settlement with vape-maker Juul Labs for what has been described as the company’s role in triggering a youth vaping epidemic and rolling back decades of progress on teen nicotine usage. In announcing the settlement, state Attorney General Josh Stein lambasted the company saying that “for years, Juul targeted young people, ...

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Diabetes Drug Recalled Over NDMA Contamination

metformin recalls continueThe metformin recalls that have plagued the diabetes drug industry for the past year continue as yet another company’s formulation of the drug has tested positive for a human carcinogen.

The debacle started in 2020 when lots of metformin from Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sun Pharmaceuticals both tested positive for NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine. The compound is believed to have ties to variety of types of cancer and the discovery was enough to trigger recalls of ...

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Zantac Manufacturer May Have Destroyed Emails as Contamination Probe Ramped Up

sanofi may have destroyed emails in zantac probeWhen an online pharmacy discovered the presence of a carcinogenic contaminant in batches of the heartburn medication Zantac it was selling, the find triggered a global recall of the drug. Now, details are coming to light that the presence of the contaminant may not have been as much of a surprise to Sanofi; the drug’s manufacturer, as was first indicated.

Zantac, otherwise known by its chemical name ranitidine, was incredibly ...

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West Virginia Opioid Trial Shines Light Behind the Scenes…and It’s Uglier than Anyone Could Have Thought

amerisourcebergen execs under fire for calling addicted appalachain residents pillbilliesOne of the nation’s first opioid trials is being heard in West Virginia as the state seeks to hold three pharmaceutical corporations responsible for their role in decimating its families and towns by flooding them with powerful narcotics. Huntington and the surrounding county of Cabell have sued AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corp. and accused them of taking a bad situation and intentionally making ...

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All Eyes on California as $50 Billion Opioid Trial Sets Stage for What’s to Come

teva among opioid manufacturers being sued by california countiesFour California counties are demanding $50 billion from Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Endo International Plc, and Allergan Plc for their roles in marketing and distributing powerful opioid narcotics throughout their communities. And, as thousands of other municipalities and localities wait to have their own days in court to hold pharmaceutical manufacturers responsible, both sides are paying very close attention to what happens in the California case.

“This ...

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