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Law Suits and Court Decisions

Law Suits and Court Decisions

Sep 15 2005: FDA Amicus Curiae–Kallas–claims FDA infallibility pre-empts state safety laws (warning: 1.6 MB file)

Aug 6 2004: Psychiatrist Scolds the APA After Winning Distinguished Fellow Award/ NYC Sues 44 Pharma Companies

Aug 5: Pfizer issues prosecutors a manual to defend drug – Star Ledger

Aug 5: Spitzer Expands drug Probe: Johnson & Johnson / New FDA analysis Confirms SSRI Risks to Kids – WSJ

Jul 26: Pfizer Lawsuits: Zoloft / Neurontin Concealed Evidence: Suicide Risk/ Lack of Efficacy

Jul 26: Mosholder Suppressed Report Posted/ Bush Moves to Block Medical Suits – NYT

Jul 15: Cong. Hinchey calls for ouster of FDA Counsel – Sen. Bingaman & Reed tell FDA: disclose all trial info

Jul 13: Cong Hinchey Rebukes Daniel Troy, Chief Counsel FDA, for financial conflict of interest

Jun 12: Bad Medicine – Editorial – Guardian UK

Jul 10: Cong Hinchey PRESS CONFERENCE Re: Drug Co. Influence on FDA

Jul 9: Paxil for Children: Safety, Efficacy Aren’t Established – Letter WSJ

July 7, 2004: Pharma Influence: Penn Psychiatrist Files Whistleblower Lawsuit – Investigtion Confirms Medicare Chief Lied to Congress

Jul 6: FDA Failed to Enforce Law Requiring Drugmakers to Disclose Test Data – WashPost

July 2, 2004: Bayer drops legal action against Friends of the Earth re: Concealed pesticide data

June 30, 2004: NYS AG Expands Pharmaceutical probe – Forest Labs

June 8: Glaxo chief executive angry over NYS AG lawsuit – Telegraph

June 7: Unlawful drug marketing: GlaxoSmithKline & 4,000 doctors Face Criminal Charges in Italy

Jun 3: Spitzer’s Lawsuit Will Shake Up the Drug Industry – Full Disclosure is the Goal

May 16, 2004: Pfizer Admits Guilt in Promotion of Neurontin–Agrees to Pay $430 Million

July 17, 2003: Lawsuit filed re: ALLHAT Hypertension research death of human subject

May 21, 2003: Oral arguments in Anthrax vaccine lawsuit

May 18, 2003: Trial Lawyers Are Taking Aim at the Drug Industry_NYT

November 30, 2002: Artificial Heart Implant Leads to Suit Over Consent Process

October 18, 2002: Court Strikes Down FDA Pediatric Rule

October 18, 2002: Pediatric Drug Tests – CNN / NYT Editorial

September 16, 2002: 800 people hooked on Paxil Sue in UK

September 2, 2002: South Carolina Judges Voted to Ban Secret Court Settlements

June 2002: Close to 300 lawsuits have been filed against Eli Lilly involving allegations that Prozac induced violence or suicide. All but 10 were settled out of court. e.g., Cole, Cole and Cole v. Eli Lilly Y Company (via PDF download):


Critical court documents re suicide risk courtesy of "Let them eat Prozac" :

Miller and Miller–whose 13 year-old son committed suicide while taking Zoloft– v. Pfizer. US Dist. Court, Kansas.

June 13, 2002: When Money Corrupts Medicine – Deaths Occur

October 10, 2001: Maryland Court of Appeals Denies Motion to Reconsider Lead Paint Ruling

August 16, 2001: Maryland Court of Appeals Landmark Decision affirming protection of children from non-theraputic experiments (Higgins vs. Kennedy Krieger Institute) and background summary

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