Class Action Lawsuits: Drugs on the Watch ListDecember 3rd, 2012 by 1800thelaw2
Drug Recalls Can Lead to Potential Class Action Lawsuits
Every year, the FDA publishes a list of drug recalls on its website. This year, the FDA made 41 announcements of drug recalls. Some of the drugs might be familiar: hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets; Introvale® (an oral contraceptive); X-ROCK (a dietary supplement for men to support sexual performance); and Motrin IB tablets and caplets. The FDA also issues periodic warnings and health advisories about certain drugs without officially recalling them.
While drug recalls can sometimes lead to class action lawsuits a drug does not have to be officially recalled to file a class action lawsuit. A class action lawsuit is a lawsuit taken on by several people as a group (plaintiffs) against a person, company or other type of entity (defendant).
Here are some of the latest class action lawsuits involving drugs that have been implicated in various adverse reactions and conditions but have yet to be recalled by the FDA:
- Actos – Actos has not be recalled, but is on the drug watch list. There are ongoing class action lawsuits investigations regarding Actos and its possible link to bladder cancer.
- Zithromax, Z Pak – Zithromax has not been recalled, but is on the drug watch list. There are ongoing class action lawsuits being filed over the link of Zithromax to heart attacks, liver failures, eye infections and cardiovascular problems.
- Vaginal Mesh – The FDA has issued warnings about the possible effects of vaginal mesh. There are ongoing class action lawsuits taking place by women who have used vaginal mesh and have had problems with pelvic organ prolapse, infections and other internal damage.
- Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro & Prozac SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defect Class Action Lawsuit – The FDA has issued health advisory warnings about the use of Paxil and other SSRI medications and an increased risk of serious birth defects. There are ongoing class action lawsuits currently being filed.
- Yaz/Yasmin, Beyaz & Ocella Birth Control Pills – The FDA has issued warnings about the use of Yaz/Yasmin birth control and many ongoing class action suits are being filed by women who have taken these birth control pills and experienced conditions such as stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
If you’re prescribed medication for an illness or other condition, it’s important to keep tabs on any side effects and report them to your doctor. Class action lawsuit attorneys can help determine what your options are from a legal standpoint.
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