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Pfizer’s Geodon Can Cause Fatal Skin Reaction

FDA Posts Warning About Pfizer’s Antipsychotic Geodon Due to Potentially Fatal Skin Reaction The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a serious warning about a dangerous drug – Pfizer’s antipsychotic Geodon, which has the generic name ziprasidone – which can cause a serious but fatal skin reaction in some patients. The FDA added a new drug … [Read more...]

Pfizer Requests Dismissal of 500 Zoloft Cases

Pfizer Claims Zoloft Plaintiffs in MDL Cannot Prove Causation On Wednesday, November 5th, Pfizer Inc requested that a federal judge in Pennsylvania to dismiss more than 500 cases from the Zoloft injury multidistrict litigation (MDL) because, according to the pharmaceutical giant, the plaintiffs cannot prove that the antidepressant led to birth … [Read more...]

FDA Panel Does Not Recommend Removing Chantix Warnings

FDA Review Panel Recommends Leaving Black Box Warnings on Chantix The FDA is set to review evidence submitted by Pfizer in their request to remove serious warnings from their anti-smoking drug, Chantix, which suggest that the drug can trigger depression and suicidal thoughts, among other side effects. However, an FDA review panel has looked at the … [Read more...]

Advocacy Groups Call for Better Chantix Warning Labels

Although Personal Injury Lawsuits Settled, Consumer Advocates Insist Chantix Warning Labels Need Updating Although the pharmaceutical company settled numerous personal injury lawsuits last year involving psychiatric problems linked to the drug, public safety advocates have requested that the federal government strengthen Chantix warning … [Read more...]

Pfizer Held Liable for Generic Drug Injuries

Alabama Court Holds Brand-Name Pfizer Liable for Injuries from Generic Drug Counterparts In Alabama, a state Supreme Court justice ruled that brand-name drug makers like Pfizer can and should be held responsible for personal injury caused by generic drugs, despite the fact that generic drugs are made by different pharmaceutical companies. The … [Read more...]

Women File Numerous Lawsuits Against Lipitor

Pfizer Faces Growing Number of Lawsuits from Women with Lipitor Injuries Blockbuster pharmaceutical company Pfizer faces a growing multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the state of South Carolina alleging that Lipitor caused thousands of plaintiffs to develop Type 2 diabetes – and many of the plaintiffs are women. Lipitor is the brand name of a … [Read more...]

Pfizer Settles Kidney Transplant Drug Lawsuit for $35 Million

Pfizer Settles Off-Label Kidney Transplant Drug Lawsuit with 41 States for $35 Million A total of 41 states have settled a lawsuit against Pfizer and its subsidiary Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for off-label promotion and use of a kidney transplant drug for $35 million. The personal injury lawsuit alleged that Wyeth trained its sales staff to promote … [Read more...]

Old Pfizer Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

US Investor Class Action Against Pfizer Dismissed After 10 Years On Tuesday, July 8th, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, won the dismissal of a 10-year-old Pfizer class action lawsuit filed against the company by its investors, who claimed that Pfizer lied about the safety and efficacy of Celebrex and Bextra. Both Celebrex and Bextra were pain … [Read more...]

Nebraska Woman Files Lipitor Lawsuit

Elmwood-area Woman Files Lawsuit for Lipitor Injuries A woman from Elmwood, Nebraska has filed a lawsuit against Pfizer, alleging that the pharmaceutical manufacturer failed to warn about the dangers of taking Lipitor. Jodie Ward filed the lawsuit in the middle of April of this year in the US District Court of Nebraska. Although her lawsuit is … [Read more...]

Pfizer Issues Urgent Drug Recall for Antidepressant

Pfizer Issues Drug Recall for Mix-Up In Prescription Antidepressant Pfizer has issued an urgent drug recall for the popular brand-name antidepressant Effexor as well as the generic form, Venlafaxine, after a pharmacist discovered a different drug in one of the bottles. The drug recall covers 30-count Effexor XR® (venlafaxine HCl) 150 mg … [Read more...]

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