What Are Some Drugs That Have Been Commonly Involved in Lawsuits?


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As of 2015, drugs that have been involved in lawsuits include Actos, Zoloft, Prozac, AngroGel and Accutane, according to Drugwatch. Others include Crestor, Pradaxa and Fosamax. Severe side effects cause injuries leading to lawsuits against the drug manufacturing companies.

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In 2007, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients using Actos of the risk of heart failure. Patients who filed lawsuits had undergone multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, explains Drugwatch. Prozac faced a lawsuit for causing serotonin syndrome, suicidal thinking and violent behavior. Patients used Accutane to treat acne, but some patients experienced severe side effects that included bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, birth defects, liver damage and gastrointestinal disorder. The drug was removed from the market in 2009 after multiple personal lawsuits.

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