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Published: August 29th, 2016
A new study suggests that children who use Concerta, Ritalin or other ADHD medications containing methylphenidate may be more likely to experience abnormal heart rhythms. While the risk is small, the authors of the report advised doctors to take their findings into account when prescribing the medic...Read More
Published: August 25th, 2016
July 7, 2016 Bernstein Liebhard LLP announced today that the Firm was ranked, for the 10th consecutive year, as one of the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country for securities litigation by The Legal 500, a guide to the “best of the best – the pre-eminent firms in the world’s strongest and...Read More
Published: August 24th, 2016
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has declined to approval a medication intended to reverse internal bleeding associated with Xarelto and other new-generation anticoagulants. According to a recent announcement from Portola Pharmaceuticals, the agency says it needs additional information ...Read More
Published: August 15th, 2016
The manufacturers of Levaquin and Avelox have been named defendants in two new lawsuits by patients who allegedly developed peripheral neuropathy due to their use. Both cases, which were filed earlier this month in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, claim that the pharmaceuti...Read More
Published: August 8th, 2016
The $70 million Risperdal verdict awarded last month to a teenaged gynecomastia plaintiff has survived a first challenge by Johnson & Johnson. According to an Order issued on July 26th, the Court was not swayed by the company’s assertion that improper and irrelevant evidence had been presented...Read More
Published: August 1st, 2016
A new Onglyza lawsuit has been filed in Kentucky that accuses Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca of concealing the  cardiovascular side effects potentially associated with the Type 2 diabetes medication. According to a complaint filed last month in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Ken...Read More
Published: July 25th, 2016
The federal litigation overseeing hundreds of Zofran lawsuits convened its most recent Status Conference on July 21st. Among other things, the Court was scheduled to hear oral arguments regarding GlaxoSmithKline’s Motion for Sequenced Discovery. According to documents pending in the U.S. Distri...Read More
Published: July 18th, 2016
A federal judge overseeing more than 8,000 Pinnacle hip lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary has rejected the company’s bid to delay the litigation’s third bellwether trial. According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Te...Read More
Published: July 12th, 2016
A new analysis indicates that reports of Xarelto side effects, including those involving uncontrollable internal bleeding, continued to mount in 2015. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the blood thinner accounted for 10,674 reports of fatal, disabling, and serious inju...Read More
Published: July 6th, 2016
A Tennessee teenager has been awarded $70 million by the Pennsylvania jury hearing his Risperdal lawsuit. Court records indicate that the judgment is the largest so far levied against Johnson & Johnson in a case involving the drug’s potential to cause gynecomastia. According to his lawsuit,...Read More