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What do drug manufacturers get from subsidizing medicine?


Most Texans have probably seen television commercials for drugs that air during their favorite shows. These advertisements often show attractive, active people who are overcoming their physical or mental ailments with the help of a certain type of pharmaceutical. These also often have voice-overs that very quickly list the various side effects that the users of the drugs might have. Sometimes, they may also allude to the fact that people who cannot afford the medication can get it for free.

What do drug manufacturers get from subsidizing medicine?


Most Texans have probably seen television commercials for drugs that air during their favorite shows. These advertisements often show attractive, active people who are overcoming their physical or mental ailments with the help of a certain type of pharmaceutical. These also often have voice-overs that very quickly list the various side effects that the users of the drugs might have. Sometimes, they may also allude to the fact that people who cannot afford the medication can get it for free.

Lawsuit settles in failure to warn pharmaceutical liability case


An expected 'bellwether' lawsuit against a large pharmaceutical manufacturer was reportedly settled last month. Bellwether suits are cases that are expected to give legal professionals an idea of what to expect from similar cases that may be filed at a later date. In this instance, the suit was settled confidentially, so no settlement amount is available at the time of this post, though other suits regarding similar issues resulted in jury verdicts ranging from half a million dollars to over two million.

Lawsuit settles in failure to warn pharmaceutical liability case


An expected 'bellwether' lawsuit against a large pharmaceutical manufacturer was reportedly settled last month. Bellwether suits are cases that are expected to give legal professionals an idea of what to expect from similar cases that may be filed at a later date. In this instance, the suit was settled confidentially, so no settlement amount is available at the time of this post, though other suits regarding similar issues resulted in jury verdicts ranging from half a million dollars to over two million.

What is the federal 'CDER' in terms of pharmaceutical liability?


This blog has previously mentioned the fact that the federal agency that is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of various medications and drugs is the Food and Drug Administration. Now, like most large governmental organizations that are charged with protecting the public, the FDA is divided into numerous departments or sections. When it comes to the regulation of pharmaceuticals in the United States, perhaps the most important of these departments is the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

What is the federal 'CDER' in terms of pharmaceutical liability?


This blog has previously mentioned the fact that the federal agency that is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of various medications and drugs is the Food and Drug Administration. Now, like most large governmental organizations that are charged with protecting the public, the FDA is divided into numerous departments or sections. When it comes to the regulation of pharmaceuticals in the United States, perhaps the most important of these departments is the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

What does 'adulterated' mean for pharmaceutical liability?


Some residents of Texas may already know that if a food product is "adulterated," it contains poisonous or other dangerous substances. While this may be one definition of the word, there are other ways in which it can used. In fact, in the context of pharmaceutical manufacturing regulation, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses the term adulterated in a slightly differently manner.

What does 'adulterated' mean for pharmaceutical liability?


Some residents of Texas may already know that if a food product is "adulterated," it contains poisonous or other dangerous substances. While this may be one definition of the word, there are other ways in which it can used. In fact, in the context of pharmaceutical manufacturing regulation, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses the term adulterated in a slightly differently manner.

Risperdal company owes South Carolina $124 million

It appears that Janssen Pharmaceuticals and other defendants behind the manufacture and marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) owe the state of South Carolina $124 million. The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11 refused to review Janssen's appeal of a $124 million civil penalty that the state imposed for not disclosing the drug's risks, notably the risk of the enlargement of male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia.

Risperdal company owes South Carolina $124 million

It appears that Janssen Pharmaceuticals and other defendants behind the manufacture and marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) owe the state of South Carolina $124 million. The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11 refused to review Janssen's appeal of a $124 million civil penalty that the state imposed for not disclosing the drug's risks, notably the risk of the enlargement of male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia.

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