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Lawsuit blames antidepressant Paxil for man’s suicide

U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel declined motions for a summary judgment by the defendant and ruled that a lawsuit blaming drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) of manipulating data linking its antidepressant Paxil to suicide should move straight to trial. The lawsuit was filed by Wendy Dolin, widow of Reed Smith LLP attorney Stewart Dolin, who committed suicide shortly after beginning treatment with Mylan Inc.’s generic version of Paxil, known chemically as paroxetine. Mylan is also named in the lawsuit. Dolin claims that GSK attempted to downplay the risks of Paxil in one clinical trial by increasing the number of suicide attempts ... Read More

Generic Fosamax makers can be held liable for not updating warning labels

Makers of generic versions of the osteoporosis drug Fosamax can be held liable in multidistrict litigation (MDL) for not matching the warning labels on their drugs on to the brand-name equivalent, a New York federal judge has ruled. Merck & Co. updated the warning label on its drug Fosamax in March 2010 to include information about the risk of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ, a condition also known as bone death or jaw death. Merck faces thousands of lawsuits for not adequately warning doctors or patients of the potential risk of ONJ. When generic drugs are approved by ... Read More

Wife files lawsuit against drug maker

Amy Clanton says her husband Ralph would not have taken Phenytoin to control his seizures if he knew the drug could have serious side effects, according to the West Virginia’s The Record. Without forewarning of the potential dangers, Ralph took the prescription medication and a month later noticed odd skin disruptions on his body. As his condition worsened, his eyelid peeled off while Amy applied eye drops to his eyes. Ralph was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and was diagnosed with toxic epidermal necrolysis, or TEN. TEN is a severe form of the hypersensitivity disorder known as Stevens ... Read More