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Sacklers, Others Cost Pennsylvania Billions via Opioids Class Action

This class action brings suit against seventeen individuals, seven bearing the last or middle name “Sackler,” each of whom, the complaint alleges, has played a part in spreading opioid addiction in Pennsylvania. The complaint charges that they “have gained extreme monetary wealth and caused extreme financial harm to the addicted and their families.”  Read more

Bottle of OxyContin Pills

Belviq Weight Loss Drugs Withdrawn Without Compensation Class Action

On its first presentation to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval, the weight-loss drug Belviq was rejected. After some additional studies, it was accepted by the FDA in 2012. This class action brings suit against Eisai, Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals over Belviq and Belviq XR, alleging that the companies knew the drugs increase  Read more

Bottles of Belviq and Belviq XR

Chantix Anti-Smoking Drug Contaminated with Nitrosamine Class Action

Pfizer, Inc. makes Chantix, an anti-smoking drug that contains an ingredient known as varenicline. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the drug also contains “dangerously high levels of N-nitroso-varenicline, a carcinogenic impurity.” Although the drug has been recalled, the complaint alleges, Pfizer should have known about the impurity earlier, because of earlier  Read more

Chantix Box by Cigarette and Ashtray

Viatris and Mylan Epinephine Antitrust and RICO Violations Virginia Class Action

The complaint for this class action opens with the words, “This case presents one of the most egregious examples of corporate greed and malfeasance in our nation’s history.” It alleges that the companies behind EpiPens have violated antitrust laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act to maintain a monopoly on the epinephrine  Read more

Close-Up of Two EpiPens

Viatris, Mylan EpiPen Market Antitrust and RICO Violations Class Action

The sharp rise in the cost of EpiPens has been in the news as an example of the astronomical inflation of the cost of drugs. This case brings antitrust claims against Viatris, Inc. (the successor-in-interest to Mylan, NV), Mylan Specialty, LP, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Heather Bresch, alleging that “millions of American relying on this  Read more

Close-Up of Two EpiPens

Pfizer’s Stop-Smoking Drugs Recalled for Contamination Class Action

Pfizer, Inc. makes Chantix, its brand-name drug that contains varenicline and helps people to stop smoking. The market for this varenicline-containing drug (VCD) is robust, but the complaint alleges that the VCDs in Chantix are “adulterated, misbranded, and unapproved” because they have been contaminated with the probable human carcinogen n-nitroso-varenicline and possibly with other potential  Read more

Box of Chantix

EpiPen Antitrust and RICO Settlement

A partial settlement has been reached in a consolidated class action concerning the marketing and sales of EpiPens, with Pfizer, Inc., Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc., and King Pharmaceuticals, LLC. The complaint alleged the companies violated state antitrust laws and the federal Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, harming competition and causing consumers to overpay for  Read more

Close-Up of Two EpiPens

Pfizer Chantix Stop-Smoking Drug Contains Impurity Class Action

Chantix, a drug made by Pfizer, Inc., is designed to help people stop smoking. Its active ingredient is varenicline. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Chantix contains dangerously high levels of N-nitroso-varenicline, an impurity which is a carcinogen.  Read more

Box of Chantix

Opioid Epidemic in Kentucky Home Rule Cities Class Action

The opioid crisis is at the heart of this class action, brought by a number of Kentucky home rule cities against pharmaceutical companies, wholesale distributors, and retail pharmacies, including Abbott Laboratories, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Allergan, plc, CVS Health Corporation, Rite Aid Corporation, and Walmart, Inc. The complaint alleges that the companies engaged in a  Read more

Opioid Pills Arranged in the Shape of Kentucky

Elmiron Patients and Medical Monitoring Massachusetts Class Action

The defendants in this class action are a number of pharmaceutical companies (such as Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson) who have made, promoted or sold a drug called Elmiron. Elmiron is intended to treat interstitial cystitis, which is known as IC or bladder pain syndrome. However, the complaint for  Read more

Bottle of Elmiron Capsules