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NJ Supreme Court allows state lawsuits against makers of generic Reglan to proceed

The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously upheld a lower court’s 2014 ruling that consumers with state law claims blaming the manufacturers of generic versions of the heartburn drug Reglan for not adequately warning about neurological side effects, are not preempted by federal law. The lawsuits claim that generics manufacturers, including Pliva Inc., Actavis Elizabeth LLC, and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., delayed changing the labels of generic Reglan, known chemically as metoclopramide so that it conformed with the brand-name version of the drug. The New Jersey Supreme Court said that by not changing the labels to match that of the brand-name drug, the ... Read More

Lawsuit blames Reglan for causing son’s birth defects

Lindsey C. Whitener was seven weeks pregnant with her second child when her physician prescribed Reglan (metoclopramide) to ease her nausea and vomiting from morning sickness. She took it for four weeks. A few months later, Whitener began having problems with her pregnancy and gave birth to her son prematurely at 36 weeks gestation. Her son, Lucas, was born with extensive physical disabilities and medical problems and spent the first six months of his life in the hospital. Doctors said they did not know the cause of Lucas’ birth defects. Nearly a year later, Whitener saw a television commercial about ... Read More