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Whitney Taylor

A journalist by trade, Whitney Taylor focuses on women’s issues in her work at Drug Reporter. Common topics covered by Whitney include SSRI birth defects, emerging drug recalls, and mass tort settlements.

Two Women File Zofran Lawsuits Alleging Birth Defects

Two women have each filed a Zofran birth defects lawsuit, alleging their children experienced serious defects after the women took the drug to treat morning sickness during their pregnancies. The two lawsuits, filed in Texas and Massachusetts courts, accuse Zofran manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline of failing to reveal risks associated with the drug,... Read more »

Actos Class Action Lawsuit Filed by Health Care Fund

An Actos class action lawsuit filed in Louisiana will remain separate from coordinated proceedings currently underway in that court, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty recently issued an order stating the case filed by a health care fund will remain separate from hundreds of claims currently pending in... Read more »

Monitoring, Dosing Adjustments could Minimize Pradaxa Bleeding Events, Investigation Finds

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An investigation by Deborah Cohen of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has revealed that Pradaxa manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim may have withheld analyses that might have prevented some Pradaxa bleeding events. Monitoring and dosing adjustments could make use of the drug even safer and more effective, according to Cohen’s findings. However, the... Read more »