Pharmaceutical News Wrap Up: February 2015

The pharmaceutical attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy know it’s essential to stay updated on the latest headlines, which is why we’re providing the list below. Read about recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls, approvals and warning label changes, medical studies and other pharmaceutical news.

  • U.S. judge urges settlement in transvaginal mesh lawsuits
    Tens of thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia. The Judge is urging the makers of transvaginal mesh and the women suing them to reach a settlement.
  • Former FDA chief testifies for plaintiff in Risperdal case
    David Kessler, the former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner, testified in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court recently as a witness for two Alabama parents who are suing Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. Their autistic son took Risperdal for many years without fully knowing its risks. He later developed gynecomastia – male breasts.
  • How to find out if your drug, device or food has been recalled
    While not every FDA recall represents a serious health threat, some recalls do save lives. So how do you know if a medication you’re taking, medical device you’re using or food you’re eating has been recalled? This article outlines several methods of communication between the FDA and consumers regarding recalls.
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