Posts Tagged 'Teva'

Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Medication Over Contamination Concern

Pfizer recalls batches of blood pressure medicationDrug manufacturer Pfizer has moved to recall several lots of blood pressure pills over concerns that the medication may have been tainted with a carcinogenic contaminant. The affected medications include Accuretic, which is a tablet distributed by Pfizer itself, as well as a line of medications distributed by a second manufacturer known as Greenstone. The Greenstone lots include a pill that combines quinapril hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide as ...

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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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First Trial Scheduled in Opioid MDL

Judge Polster schedules opioid MDL for March 2019 startThe judge overseeing the MDL that seeks to hold drug manufacturers and distributors responsible for their roles in the nation’s ongoing opioid abuse epidemic has scheduled the first cases in the litigation for trial. If all goes to plan, some very serious questions might start seeing answers beginning in March of next year.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Polster had, to this point, sought to ...

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Teva Suspends Zecuity Sales

teva suspends sales of zecuityJust nine months after bringing Zecuity to market, Teva Pharmaceuticals has suspended all sales activity surrounding their new migraine relief patch. This includes marketing as well as distribution.

Zecuity’s launch has gone far worse than expected for Teva. The FDA issued a safety alert regarding the migraine relief patch earlier this month after a “large number of patients” experienced burns and scarring on the patch site.

Zecuity was intended to ...

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Migraine Patch May Cause Severe Burns and Scarring

zecuity patch found to cause burns and scarringFor the 36 million Americans that suffer from migraines, any chance at relief is a chance worth considering – at the very least. The debilitating headaches can strike anywhere from 10 to 14 days a month for chronic suffers and the effects can be anything from extreme sensitivity to light to nausea and vomiting. Migraines are far more than just regular headaches.

Various prescription pain relievers are available to try ...

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Teva Announces Department of Justice Investigation Into Potential False Claims Act Violations

In an annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that the Department of Justice subpoenaed information relating to two of the company’s drugs. Copaxone, a drug to treat multiple sclerosis, is Teva’s top-selling drug. It is an injectable drug that the FDA approved for reducing the frequency of relapses, although there are claims that it may also reduce the progression of the disability. Azilect is used for ...

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