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Pharmaceutical liability verdict hits major drug manufacturer

Several weeks ago we noted that a major 'bellwether' case involving pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson had settled for an undisclosed amount. To recap, that lawsuit, which many observers felt may set a standard for recovery in such instances, related to the drug Risperdal, an anti-psychotic medication marketed by J&J. Recent news shows one reason the pharmaceutical company may have wanted to settle that suit, as a large jury verdict was returned against the corporation in a similar case.

Date set for important bellwether pharmaceutical liability suits

A couple weeks ago we briefly introduced the term 'bellwether' lawsuit. For those readers who missed it or do not remember, these are suits that are expected to give both the plaintiffs' and defendants' bar in certain types of civil suits an indication of how courts and juries tend to react to certain issues and evidence that will be common among many cases about a similar issue. The outcomes in these cases will make it easier for parties to negotiate proper settlements in future cases involving similar allegation, thus allowing the judicial system to be more efficient and, hopefully, saving parties money in litigation costs. Last January, a federal judge ordered four cases to be selected out of pool of 40 to serve as bellwethers in litigation concerning two of the largest drug manufacturers in the world. Those cases have now been calendared for trial next year, one each in February, March, April and May.

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.

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