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FDA Vows Tougher Testing as More Manufacturers Outsource

U.S. regulators plan to revamp rules governing how medicines are manufactured, in an effort to ensure the safety of the nation’s drug supply as recalls of contaminated imports from developing countries widen. “We’ve seen a lot of instances of adulterated …

One Drugmaker Sues Another to Pay Damages from Opioid Marketing Lawsuits

Allergan Plc on Thursday sued Pfizer Inc. to require its rival to cover any damages it is forced to pay as a result of hundreds of lawsuits claiming Allergan deceptively marketed an opioid it acquired from a company Pfizer bought. …

Trump Backs U.S. Lawsuit Against Opioid Firms, Tougher Penalties for Dealers

President Donald Trump on Thursday called for a federal lawsuit against opioid companies and stiffer penalties for drug dealers, arguing that the government must take a strong approach to combat an opioid addiction epidemic. Trump said that he had urged …

Jury Finds AbbVie Not Liable in AndroGel Injury Suit

A federal jury in Chicago on Friday found AbbVie Inc. not liable in a lawsuit by an Arizona man who claimed he had suffered a pulmonary embolism due to using the company’s testosterone replacement medication AndroGel. The verdict in the …

Jury Says J&J, Bayer Must Pay $28 Million for Woman’s Injuries from Xarelto Drug

Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG are responsible for a woman’s injuries tied to the blood-thinning drug Xarelto and must pay almost $28 million in damages, jurors concluded in the companies’ first loss at a trial over the medicine. Lynn …

Third Jury Sides with J&J, Bayer Over Xarelto Drug Liability Claims

A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers’ blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding. The verdict in …

Judge Dismisses Birth Defect Warning Claims Against Pfizer’s Zoloft

A federal judge in Philadelphia granted Pfizer Inc.’s request to dismiss more than 300 lawsuits attempting to link the antidepressant Zoloft to heart defects in newborns. Pfizer was accused in lawsuits filed by hundreds of women in the U.S. of …

North Carolina House Nixes Drugmakers’ Product Liability Protection

Efforts by business leaders to give companies more protections from North Carolina product liability lawsuits appear derailed in the House. A House panel this week endorsed a Senate measure that previously would have made it harder for people to sue …

LIU Launches Product Recall Policy for Packagers, Co-Packers

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has launched LIU Packagers Protection, a new LIU product recall policy for packagers and co-packers. Designed specifically for packagers and co-packers of topical and ingestible products, the LIU Packagers Protection policy …

Merck Settles Vioxx Suits from New York, Florida, South Carolina

Merck & Co. has reached settlements to resolve lawsuits from the states of New York, Florida and South Carolina alleging the company misled state regulators about the dangers of the painkiller Vioxx, according to court filings. The confidential sums were …