Manchin Injury Law Group P.L.L.C.
Free Consultation - Evenings & Weekends by Appointment
Call304-816-4097 Email Email Us
Menu Menu Contact Contact
View Our Practice Areas View Our Practice Areas

Illegal Actions Used in Promoting Zofran

Zofran is a prescription medication manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that was originally approved by the FDA in 1991 to treat chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. Since its introduction into the market, Zofran has become a common prescription used by pregnant women in the first trimester to quell the side effects of morning sickness. However, the use of Zofran in pregnant women was not approved by the FDA and there was never adequate information about the drug's safety to indicate Zofran could be used safely in pregnant women.

In 2012, a Justice Department investigation occurred regarding GSK, the manufacturers of Zofran. As a result of the investigation, GSK settled civil claims for $2 billion and criminal claims for $1 billion related to allegations concerning their illegal promotion of Zofran and other drugs.

GSK admitted that during the time period of January 2002 through December 2004 it

· Promoted the sale of Zofran for unapproved uses, specifically for nausea in pregnant women;

· Made fictitious representations about the effectiveness and safety of Zofran in pregnant women; and

· Offered and paid illegal kickbacks to doctors for promoting Zofran.

You can read the full allegations and settlement agreement from the Department of Justice here.

The Manchin Injury Law Group is actively pursuing claims for individuals who have been harmed due to the ingestion of Zofran and suffered birth defects as a result of such usage. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the ingestion of Zofran, call us immediately at 1-800-557-4LAW or email us for a free consultation

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSEEMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Let Us Help You!

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Manchin Injury Law Group 1543 Fairmont Avenue Suite 203 Fairmont, WV 26554 Toll Free: 866-903-9632 Phone: 304-816-4097 Fax: 304-367-1867 Fairmont Law Office Map