Over the past three years, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer, maker of Zoloft, surrounding accusations that the antidepressant caused birth defects when used during pregnancy. The cases were recently centralized in an MDL (multi-district litigation, or a mechanism courts use to coordinate cases alleging similar claims) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania …. Read More
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When Kathryn Kiker’s child was born with heart defects in 2001, she had no idea that Paxil, the antidepressant she was taking during her pregnancy, was likely contributing to her baby’s health problems. Paxil’s manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”) now faces a product liability lawsuit alleging fraud, citing that “At the time Paxil was prescribed to Ms. Kiker, …. Read More
Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They reportedly work by changing the levels of a chemical found in the brain called serotonin, which affects a person’s mood, outlook, and behavior. Over the past 25 years, SSRIs such as Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft (sertraline) have been prescribed to treat major …. Read More