Case Review Form

      * Denotes required field.

      Title

      * First Name

      * Last Name

      * Email Address

      * Phone Number

      Cell Phone Number

      Office Phone Number

      Street Address

      Apartment/Suite

      City

      State

      Zip Code

      Please provide the best method and times to contact you:

      Date of birth of injured person
      (mm-dd-yyyy):

      Name of drug:

      Date you started taking the drug (mm-yyyy):

      Date you stopped taking the drug (mm-yyyy):

      Please describe any side effects:

      Other Info:

      No Yes, I agree to the Parker & Waichman LLP disclaimers.Click here to review all.

      Yes, I would like to receive the Parker & Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

      please do not fill out the field below.

Mississippi, W. Virginia Each Pursue the Makers of Plavix over False Advertising

Filed April 23rd, 2013 Laurie

Authorities in many states are starting to crack down on drug makers who use deceptive marketing practices to sell their products, including Bristol-Myers and Sanofi, the makers of the embattled blood-thinning drug Plavix.

Many states have opted to go it alone against drug manufacturing giants, and have reaped enormous single-state awards and settlements. States are also utilizing consumer-protection laws traditionally used to pursue bellicose debt collectors and fraudulent car dealers to win cases against drug makers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Mississippi and West Virginia have both separately filed lawsuits against Bristol-Myers and Sanofi, accusing the companies of marketing Plavix as being safer and more effective than Aspirin at preventing strokes and other cardiovascular events in at-risk patients than it actually is. The lawsuits allege the companies knew as far back as 2003 that Plavix can actually be less effective in a specific group of patients who metabolize the drug poorly, and that they failed to warn the public in a timely manner to maintain sales of the medication, the Journal reported.

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments are closed.

Click Here Now, to Have an Attorney Answer Your
Medicinal Drug Injuries Questions
No Cost - No Obligation!