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Jacky Gale

Since beginning her journalism career with a focus on the healthcare industry, Jacky has written extensively about the dangers of many popular medications, including Actos, Yaz, Xarelto and more.

Death of Baby Prompts Zofran Lawsuit

An Ohio family has filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), alleging that Zofran caused heart defects that led to the death of an infant. The Zofran lawsuit is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. The plaintiffs are demanding a jury trial... Read more »

Jury Awards $15 Million in Depakote Birth Defects Case

A Minnesota family filed a Depakote lawsuit against drugmaker Abbott, alleging that the defendants failed to properly communicate the serious risks of using the drug during pregnancy – which is similar to claims made in lawsuits filed with regard to the dangers of Zofran use during pregnancy. The child, a 12-year-old... Read more »

FDA to Clarify Position on Off-Label Uses of Drugs

Off-label use of prescription medications, a common practice that healthcare providers have long relied on and that pharmaceutical companies have profited from, has become the subject of a great deal of controversy. Billions in settlements have been paid out to patients who were allegedly harmed as a result of the off-label... Read more »

Lawsuit Questions Xarelto Safety

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  Another lawsuit has been transferred to the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) No. 2592, which is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under Judge Fallon. The plaintiff, Cheryl Butler, claims the defendants, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, et al. fraudulently misrepresented the safety of the... Read more »

Jury Agrees with Plaintiff Allegations in Risperdal Case

A Risperdal lawsuit that was pending in a Philadelphia court resulted in a mixed outcome for the plaintiff. The 19-year-old man filed the lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, claiming that the defendants’ medication resulted in the abnormal growth of breast tissue. On Friday, March 20, the... Read more »

Minnesota Mother Files Zofran Lawsuit Over Birth Defects

A mother of two young children has filed a Zofran lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) alleging that the anti-nausea medication led to both of her children’s serious health problems. The Minnesota mother filed her lawsuit on behalf of herself and her minor children in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern... Read more »

New Study Explores Transplacental Transfer of Zofran

A recent study published in the medical journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics evaluated the possibility that the anti-nausea drug, Zofran (ondansetron) might be used to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome. In doing so, the researchers also assessed the possible transfer of the drug from mother to fetus via the placenta. Zofran... Read more »

Xarelto Lawsuits Gain Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

To date, about 100 Xarelto lawsuits filed in federal court systems have been centralized into a multidistrict litigation (MDL), which is proceeding in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Judge Eldon E. Fallon is presiding over the MDL, which was established in December 2014 by the... Read more »

Risperdal Lawsuit Claims Promotion of Off-Label Use

A resident of Minnesota has filed a Risperdal lawsuit, alleging that the medication resulted in gynecomastia and other severe complications. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, names Johnson & Johnson Company and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, as... Read more »