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1,100 Invokana Lawsuits Alleging Diabetic Ketoacidosis

1,100 Invokana Lawsuits Alleging Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Kidney I – WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Invokana lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals who developed life-threatening complications allegedly related to treatment with the Type 2 diabetes medication continue to mount in courts throughout the United States.

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Johnson & Johnson: INVOKANA Demonstrated Significant Renal Protective Benefits in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced an additional analysis from the landmark CANVAS Program showing INVOKANA (canagliflozin) improved renal outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with or at …

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Latest testosterone ruling could bring lawsuits

Testosterone ruling could bring lawsuits

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/testosterone-ruling-could-bring-lawsuits-x83w9qtxsAthletics chiefs could face legal action after bringing in a rule that may end the competitive career of Caster Semenya, a leading sports scientist has warned.

The IAAF will today announce a new limit of 5 nanomoles of naturally produced testosterone per …

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AbbVie, facing thousands of lawsuits about its AndroGel testosterone supplement, notches a significant win

AbbVie’s AndroGel has been blamed for causing heart attacks in men who used the gel.

But a jury in Chicago decided in January the drugmaker did not cause a 72-year-old man’s heart attack. AbbVie faces thousands of lawsuits alleging AndroGel caused heart …

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Risperdal Litigation Gains Momentum

Risperdal Judge Explains Reasons for Denying Janssen a New Trial

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-49-22578.htmlA recent plaintiff verdict overturned, the Pennsylvania state judge assigned to the case explained last month why he denied a request by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. for a new trial in the Risperdal side effects …

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Philadelphia Risperdal Docket Almost Triples in First Half of 2017

The number of cases involving the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal almost tripled in the first half of 2017, jumping from approximately 2,000 cases at the beginning of the year to more than 5,500 as of June 2017, comprising the largest mass tort …

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Risperdal Plaintiff Green Lighted to Pursue Risperdal Lawsuit in New York

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-48-22566.htmlNew York, NY
The plaintiff in a Risperdal lawsuit who faced a petition for summary judgement on the part of the manufacturer, won the right to pursue the majority of his claims following a ruling by a New York judge that testimony by an expert witness …

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Risperdal Lawsuit Filings Exceed 6000 in Pennsylvania Mass Tort, as Court Prepares for Sept Meeting

Plaintiffs who allegedly developed gynecomastia due to treatment with Risperdal continue to file claims in the Pennsylvania mass tort program currently underway in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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Philadelphia Judge Refuses to Overturn $2.5 Million Risperdal Plaintiff Verdict

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-47-22523.htmlAccording to testimony given by Pledger’s mother during the trial in the family’s Risperdal lawsuit. Benita Pledger also testified that her son would habitually cover himself with a large towel when he stepped from the shower, before he could bring …

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Xarelto Bellwether Trials Not Boding Well For Plaintiffs

Second Bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit Goes to Defendant, All Eyes on Third

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/xarelto/xarelto-lawsuit-death-bleeding-issue-55-22411.htmlNew Orleans, LA
The second bellwether Xarelto lawsuit in multidistrict litigation over allegations of Xarelto bleed-out in association with the new age blood thinner has gone, like the first, to the defendant.

While this may prove disappointing to …

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Johnson & Johnson, Bayer score a second key win in Xarelto bleeding litigation

http://www.fiercepharma.com/legal/j-j-bayer-win-second-key-xarelto-bleeding-trialJohnson & Johnson and Bayer are two-for-two in defending Xarelto against liability lawsuits.

The drugmakers aren’t in the clear yet, though, with another bellwether trial set for August and thousands of additional suits claim the blockbuster blood …

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Bayer, Janssen Win 2nd Xarelto Bellwether Trial

https://www.law360.com/articles/933887/bayer-janssen-win-2nd-xarelto-bellwether-trialA New Orleans federal jury on Monday awarded a defense verdict to Janssen and Bayer in the second bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation over unstoppable bleeding allegedly caused by their blood …

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J&J, Bayer Cleared of Responsibility at Xarelto Trial

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-03/j-j-bayer-cleared-of-responsibility-in-first-xarelto-trial-j29ekd0wJohnson & Johnson and Bayer AG aren’t responsible for a Xarelto user’s internal bleeding, a jury found in the first trial over the blood-thinning drug.

J&J and Bayer didn’t mislead a Louisiana man and his doctors about the blood-thinning drug’s health …

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Risperdal Lawsuits Hit 18,000 and Still Climbing

Risperdal Lawsuit Hits 18,000 and Climbing

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-44-22384.htmlPhiladelphia, PA
The Risperdal lawsuit count now stands at a number above 18,000.

To that end a staggering number of cases name pharmaceutical giants Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals as defendants.

Most allege …

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Parties to Pennsylvania Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits Set to Meet Next Month to Discuss Status of Mass Tort

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Thousands of Risperdal lawsuits involving the antipsychotic medication’s alleged potential to cause gynecomastia (male breast growth) continue to move forward in a mass tort litigation now underway in …

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Johnson & Johnson’s Action Spikes Risperdal Cases Filed in PA Court

https://www.usrecallnews.com/johnson-johnsons-action-spikes-risperdal-cases-filed-pa-court/Risperdal lawsuits are highly sensitive because the plaintiffs involved here are psychologically compromised young boys.

Risperdal (risperidone) is an antipsychotic medication that is believed to have caused mental and physical trauma and torture to …

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“Risperdal Boys” Photo Project Vividly Captures Pain of Gynecomastia

Thousands of Risperdal lawsuits have been filed in U.S. courts on behalf of men and boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia due to treatment with the antipsychotic drug.

Now a new photography project is vividly capturing the suffering endured by …

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Seeking Help Is Difficult for Bipolar Man with Risperdal “Man Boobs”

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/risperdal/interview-risperdal-lawsuit-side-effects-17-22360.htmlPlattsmouth, NE
Most of us don’t think twice to talk with our doctor if we think there is an issue—a side effect—associated with a prescribed medication.

But many people with mental illness don’t have the wherewithal to seek help.

Such was the case …

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Lawsuit Targets Missouri Over Psychotropic Drug Use Among Foster Care Children

A new lawsuit has been filed in Missouri on behalf of foster care children who were allegedly prescribed Risperdal and other psychotropic drugs inappropriately.

The child advocates behind the lawsuit want the state to implement systemic changes that …

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‘Chemical straight-jackets:’ Lawsuit claims Missouri foster kids prescribed too many meds

http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/chemical-straight-jackets-lawsuit-claims-missouri-foster-kids-prescribed-too/article_e96a4c60-5043-11e7-9f62-87d1ef415c50.htmlThe five plaintiffs, identified by their initials, include two- and three-year-old sisters who were allegedly prescribed Risperdal, an antipsychotic not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for children under five.

Another plaintiff, aged 12 …

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Missouri Sued Over Psychotropic Drugs for Foster Care Kids

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/missouri/articles/2017-06-12/missouri-sued-over-psychotropic-drugs-for-foster-care-kidsJEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
Child advocates filed a federal lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Social Services on Monday over allegations of inappropriately providing psychotropic drugs to foster care children and systemic lack of oversight of …

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals granted nonsuit motion in latest Philadelphia Risperdal lawsuit

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511105848-janssen-pharmaceuticals-granted-nonsuit-motion-in-latest-philadelphia-risperdal-lawsuitPHILADELPHIA
The latest Risperdal lawsuit to go to trial here has been dismissed by a state court judge for a piece of photographic evidence allegedly lacking authentication, marking the fifth courtroom victory for the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen …

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J&J Faces 3000 More Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits

https://www.drugwatch.com/2017/04/19/jj-faces-3000-risperdal-gynecomastia-lawsuits/An additional 3,000 plaintiffs filed Risperdal (risperidone) gynecomastia lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2017, bringing the total to more than 5,500, Forbes reported.

According to reports from the Philadelphia Court …

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Xarelto Plaintiffs Take A Hit

Xarelto manufacturers win jury verdict in first federal bellwether trial on drug’s potential risk liability

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511111949-xarelto-manufacturers-win-jury-verdict-in-first-federal-bellwether-trial-on-drug-s-potential-risk-liabilityThe group of more than 18,000 Xarelto lawsuits have been consolidated through the federal court system’s multi-district litigation (MDL) process.

This process utilizes bellwether trials to establish evidence and determine any settlement value for similar …

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First Xarelto Bellwether Trial Ends In Defense Verdict

https://legalherald.com/first-xarelto-trial-defense-verdict/According to Fierce Pharma, Joseph Boudreaux was the first patient to file a Xarelto lawsuit in the United States.

His claim is now joined by around 18,000 other lawsuits, many of which have been consolidated in the US District Court for the Eastern …

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First Xarelto federal bellwether trial beginning in Louisiana

http://louisianarecord.com/stories/511110891-first-xarelto-federal-bellwether-trial-beginning-in-louisiana-courtNEW ORLEANS
The initial bellwether trial to ascertain whether the manufacturers of Xarelto are liable for claims which allege the blood-thinning medication caused injury or death to more than 15,000 patients was slated to begin Monday in Louisiana …

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Fresenius agrees to pay $250M to settle GranuFlo and NaturaLyte

Fresenius slips 1st Naturalyte bellwether trial

http://www.massdevice.com/fresenius-slips-1st-naturalyte-bellwether-trial/Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS) last week won the 1st bellwether trial in a series of product liability lawsuits brought over its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis drugs, after a Massachusetts jury found that the plaintiff’s estate failed to prove its …

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Beshear sues nation’s largest kidney dialysis provider

http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article99264752.htmlBeshear claimed in the suit filed in Franklin Circuit Court that Fresenius, headquartered in Waltham, Mass., promoted its kidney dialysis product, GranuFlo, as safe despite clinical trials finding it harmful.

The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and …

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Lawsuit claims DaVita hid harmful effects of dialysis solution that caused heart attacks

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/30/davita-lawsuit-claims-harmful-dialysis-solution-heart-attacks/The lawsuit says that since at least 2004, DaVita used a dialysis solution called GranuFlo that caused complications including heart attacks and strokes.

On Nov. 4, 2011, an internal study by Fresenius Medical Care, the maker of GranuFlo, resulted in a …

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$250 Million Settlement Reached in Granuflo Litigation

http://injurylawyer-news.com/2016/03/250-million-settlement-reached-granuflo-litigation/Fresenius Medical Care, one of the largest providers of dialysis products in the world, has agreed to set aside $250 million to settle more than 10,000 lawsuits filed by dialysis patients and family members.

The plaintiffs in those lawsuits allege use …

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Fresenius pays $250M to settle GranuFlo/NaturaLyte lawsuits

http://seekingalpha.com/news/3117586-fresenius-pays-250m-settle-granuflo-naturalyte-lawsuitsFresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE:FMS) agrees to pay $250M to resolve U.S. litigation related to its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte products.

Under the terms of the agreement, 97% of the plaintiffs must agree to the settlement by July to receive …

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First Xarelto federal bellwether trial beginning in Louisiana

First Xarelto federal bellwether trial beginning in Louisiana

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511107850-first-xarelto-federal-bellwether-trial-beginning-in-louisiana-courtPhiladelphia’s Complex Litigation Center is also expected to see its first trial this year.

Plaintiffs charge Xarelto manufacturers with failing to properly warn patients that Xarelto use presented increased risks for cranial and gastrointestinal …

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J&J, Bayer Accused of Hiding Xarelto Dangers in First Trial

https://www.drugwatch.com/2017/04/25/jj-bayer-first-trial-xarelto-dangers/Joseph Boudreaux took Xarelto to help cut his stroke risk, but instead the drug caused serious gastrointestinal bleeding, according to his lawsuit.

Boudreaux spent a week in the intensive care unit and needed several blood transfusions and heart …

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J&J, Bayer Accused of Hiding Blood-Thinning Drug’s Flaws

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-24/j-j-bayer-accused-of-hiding-blockbuster-blood-thinner-s-dangersJoseph Boudreaux says taking Johnson & Johnson’s blood-thinning drug Xarelto was one of the biggest mistakes of his life.

While Xarelto was supposed to help cut his stroke risk, Boudreaux says it instead caused internal bleeding that required a week …

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First Xarelto Case to Test Views Over Attorney Ads

http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202784436089/First-Xarelto-Case-to-Test-Views-Over-Attorney-AdsHouse Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, who co-authored a tort reform bill that the U.S. House of Representatives passed last month, referenced the Xarelto litigation in letters last month calling on the American Bar Association and various …

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Pharmaceutical companies seeking to ascertain if third-party funding in Xarelto litigation

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511104619-pharmaceutical-companies-seeking-to-ascertain-if-third-party-funding-in-xarelto-litigationIn their motion, Xarelto manufacturers asked if any third-party “has the right to control or be consulted about the plaintiffs’ litigation and whether there is a third-party source of funding for the plaintiffs’ litigation”, in addition to seeking the …

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Defendants on Philadelphia Xarelto Mass Tort Seek Disclosure of Third-Party Funding

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/xarelto/xarelto-lawsuit-death-bleeding-issue-52-22203.htmlPhiladelphia, PA
As the Philadelphia Xarelto mass tort moves closer towards the bellwether trial stage, Xarelto principles Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals have signaled that they want to know the identity of any third-party funders associated with …

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FDA Sends Warning Letters About Xarelto

FDA Sends Warning Letters Over Xarelto TV Commercials

http://baddrug.news/news/fda-sends-warning-letters-tv-commercials/The companies would be wise to heed the FDA’s warning.

False or misleading advertisements have played a large role in several pharmaceutical litigations, including Janssen Pharmaceutical’s Xarelto lawsuits and GlaxoSmithKline’s Zofran lawsuits.

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Janssen and J&J Facing Over 15000 Xarelto Lawsuits

A multidistrict litigation in Louisiana houses over 14,400 Xarelto lawsuits filed against J&J and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Another 1,000 lawsuits are currently pending in a mass tort program in Pennsylvania.

The first bellwether trials …

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Xarelto Bleeding Complication Lawsuits Increasing – Legal Examiner

http://pinellas.legalexaminer.com/fda-prescription-drugs/xarelto-bleeding-complication-lawsuits-increasing/The wave of litigation stemming from Xarelto bleeding complications continues to grow. There are now almost 7,000 pending lawsuits, including 2,800 federal cases that have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation and being overseen by the …

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Woman’s lawsuit vs Bayer AG, others adds to litigation over Xarelto

http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511045347-woman-s-lawsuit-vs-bayer-ag-others-adds-to-litigation-over-xareltoAccording to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered severe physical injuries as the result of ingesting Xarelto.

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly manufacturing and distributing defective products.

The …

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Janssen Faces Over 15000 Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits

There are now more than 1,000 lawsuits pending in a “mass-tort” at the state level in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

As of December 15, another 14,465 Xarelto lawsuits were pending in a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2592) in …

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Eli Lilly Defeats “Bellwether” Cymbalta Withdrawal Lawsuit

Eli Lilly Defeats “Bellwether” Cymbalta Withdrawal Lawsuit

https://www.madinamerica.com/2015/08/eli-lilly-defeats-bellwether-cymbalta-withdrawal-lawsuit/There is always a call to check and limit insanity that harms and the growing recognition of the deceits and coercions of systemic and institutional corruption, will not cease as a result of not ‘winning’ a particular lawsuit.

Wouldn’t you look at it …

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Lilly faces first trial over claims of Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms

http://www.fiercepharma.com/regulatory/lilly-faces-first-trial-over-claims-of-cymbalta-withdrawal-symptomsEarlier this year, a U.S. judge dealt Eli Lilly a stinging blow after refusing to toss out lawsuits claiming that the company downplayed withdrawal symptoms linked to its blockbuster antidepressant, Cymbalta.

Now Lilly is facing the first U.S …

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Will pain reliever lead to heart attacks?

Q. Just how hard it would it be to come off Cymbalta?

I have constant “brain zaps” and ringing in my ears.

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Symptoms of Cymbalta discontinuation syndrome can be severe

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/health/article/Symptoms-of-Cymbalta-discontinuation-syndrome-can-10687931.phpA: Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is prescribed for anxiety, depression and pain.

The Food and Drug Administration acknowledged a “Cymbalta discontinuation syndrome” in 2009.

Unfortunately, symptoms such as severe mood swings, brain zaps and neurological …

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People’s Pharmacy: Be careful when weaning off Cymbalta

http://onlineathens.com/features/2016-11-21/people-s-pharmacy-be-careful-when-weaning-cymbaltaNo one ever told me just how hard it would be to come off Cymbalta.

I have constant “brain zaps” and ringing in my ears.

I get angry and break out in fits, yelling then crying.

Sunlight hurts my eyes, and loud noise makes me crazy.

I’m dog-tired, with …

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Lilly chalks up a win for Cymbalta in first U.S. trial over withdrawal symptom claims

http://www.fiercepharma.com/regulatory/lilly-chalks-up-a-win-for-cymbalta-first-u-s-trial-over-withdrawal-symptom-claimsBut in June, U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson shrugged off Lilly’s attempts to throw out lawsuits over Cymbalta, ruling that patients raised some important questions about how the company portrayed withdrawal side effects.

Lilly is set to face the …

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