Blog Posts in April, 2016

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  • Benicar Bellwether Trials Expected Later This Year

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Apr-2016

    The number of Benicar lawsuits continues to increase, with more than 1,250 as of April, 2016. Allergan plc (who acquired Forest Laboratories in July 2014), and the manufacturer of Benicar, Daiichi Sankyo, are currently defending the lawsuits which have increased significantly since early 2015, when there were only about 70 cases. Daiichi Sankyo is a Japanese pharmaceutical company, which maintains ...
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  • Indiana Woman Files Wrongful Death Claim Against AndroGel

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 19-Apr-2016

    A wrongful death claim has been filed by an Indiana woman, on behalf of her deceased husband, against AbbVie Inc. and Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturers of AndroGel. The case was filed in January 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff is claiming that her husband died after taking AndroGel, a testosterone replacement drug. The plaintiff’s husband ...
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  • $15M Sought in Adderall Pay-For-Delay Deal

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 11-Apr-2016

    Consumers are seeking approval of a nearly $15 million settlement in a class action against Shire US Inc. As you may recall from our previous blog, Shire has been accused of staving off generic competition by paying rival drug manufacturers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Impax Laboratories Inc., to delay selling less expensive versions of Adderall. This pay-for-delay scheme is ...
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  • Is PNC Bank Abusing Loan Servicing Practices?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 5-Apr-2016

    Once again, the practice of questionable fees charged by banks to consumers is under scrutiny. Claiming PNC bank has systematically abused loan-servicing practices, a class action lawsuit has been filed in Kanawha Circuit Court, West Virginia. The case has since been removed to federal court. The case concerns the assessment of “speed pay” fees as well as excessive document request ...
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  • Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 4-Apr-2016

    Most people don't realize that there is a potential cancer-causing product lurking in their medicine cabinets. Yet, multiple studies dating back to 1908 have shown that talcum powder, specifically Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand powder, may actually cause ovarian cancer in women. According to a report in Epidemiology, women who routinely applied talcum ...
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  • Did Xarelto Manufacturers Withhold Data from Leading Medical Journal?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 1-Apr-2016

    Did Xarelto manufacturers purposefully withhold vital data from the New England Journal of Medicine? That is a concern many injured patients have after reanalyzed results raised questions about the faulty drug. An article published in the New York Times, has revealed some startling accusations. Did two of the most major pharmaceutical companies mislead editors of a major medical journal, in order ...
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