Pfizer Pays $14.5 Million Over Illegal Marketing Charges


Recently accused of illegally marketing the drug, Detrol, the world’s biggest drug maker, Pfizer, has agreed to pay the U.S. government $14.5 million to settle the charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston. Pfizer allegedly marketed their overactive bladder drug, Detrol, for the treatment of men with enlarged prostates and other related conditions, [...]

FDA Cracks Down on Pfizer Website for Failing to Warn of Drug Risks


Federal regulators recently issued a written reprimand to drug manufacturing giant, Pfizer, following reports that the company was improperly marketing several of its blockbuster products on a website for their cholesterol medication, Lipitor. The FDA faulted Pfizer for failing to properly communicate the risks associated with using several drugs including, Caduet, a pill used to [...]

High Risk of Heart Attack Added to List of Chantix Side Effects

Chantix Lawyer

According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Tuesday, the anti-smoking drug, Chantix, could substantially increase a patient’s risk of being hospitalized for a heart attack. The new information is based on the review and analysis 14 previously completed studies, including more than 8,200 healthy individuals taking Chantix or a [...]

Cancer Drugs Allowed to Hit U.S. Market after Subpar Testing

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Medications that are used to treat diseases that affect a relatively small number of people and subsequently generate limited revenue for manufacturers are known as orphan drugs. The government has been offering tax benefits, research grants and market rights to pharmaceutical companies as incentives to develop these orphan drugs, in accordance with the Orphan Drug [...]